Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 7 No. 7 • April 1, 2014
The Chop Shop is the largest U.S. Department of Agriculture-inspected processor in eastern Kentucky and the newest USDA-inspected facility in the state.
What’s that project you want or need to do that’s just been waiting for “the right time?” Maybe now is “the right time” to streamline your operation to produce the kind of calves that industry and consumers are demanding.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer handed out the awards for the first- and second-place videos in the Warren County Agriculture Foundation's agriculture awareness video contest.
A western Kentucky farm took the initiative to ask its non-farm neighhbors for patience and understanding as spring planting season gets under way and farm implements are about to hit Kentucky's roadways.
2014 will likely set an all-time high for calf prices in Kentucky. This does not mean stocker operators cannot make an acceptable profit. However, they will need to have a good handle on their costs and know what their likely sale price will be in the fall to know what they can bid on calves this spring.
The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program is celebrating the beginning of the 2014 season by welcoming 104 market members from across the Commonwealth.
- Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale
- Appalachian SeedSwap
- UK/KSU aquaculture and pond management workshops
- Kentucky Proud Elite Breeders Sale
- Kentucky Nut Growers Association spring meeting
- Kentucky Food Policy Summit
- UK Ag Equine Programs Distinguished Industry Lecture Series
- Organic Association of Kentucky Field Day
- Kentucky Artisan Center review (application deadline April 30)
- Alltech 30th Annual Symposium
- Kentucky 4-H Homecoming
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.