Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 6 • March 18, 2014
American agriculture provides the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food supply in the world for U.S. citizens and consumers around the globe. It also produces the raw materials for clothing and many other manufactured products, and it generates thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity.
After making and selling strawberry jam the past three years, FFA and Family & Consumer Science (FACS) students at Jackson County High School are beginning to produce a pair of value-added products using apples.
Beef cattle buyers spent a record $1,141,175 on 448 lots at the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Feb. 28-March 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Blasts of polar air across Kentucky made this winter one to remember for
many, but experts say the eastern tent caterpillar probably didn’t take notice.
“Hardy may be too mild a term for them,” said entomologist Lee Townsend.
- MarketReady training
- Homebased processing and microprocessing workshops
- "Managing Poo Begins With You" dairy meetings
- Extension aquaculture/pond management workshop
- Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop
- Strive for the Drive spring livestock show clinic
- W. Norris Duvall Leader in Residence event
- UK sheep shearing school
- KADF On-Farm Energy Program application deadline
- Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale
- Appalachian SeedSwap
- Kentucky Proud Elite Breeders Sale
- UK Ag Equine Programs Distinguished Industry Lecture Series
- Kentucky Artisan Center review (application deadline April 30)
Kentucky Farm Fact
Kentucky’s 77,064 farms sold more than $5 billion worth of farm products in 2012, according to preliminary results from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2012 Census of Agriculture.