Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 13 • July 17, 2015

Commissioner Comer welcomes Livingston to Kentucky Proud.

Livingston is first Kentucky Proud town

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined Livingston Mayor Jason Medley to welcome the Rockcastle County community as the first municipality to join the Kentucky Proud program.




Rollover tractor simulator

Ky. farm safety program to visit Tennessee

Kentucky will show off its nationally-renowned farm safety program at the Tennessee Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference July 24-25 in Columbia, Tennessee.





Girl and lamb

Kentucky Farm Fest draws thousands

Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff and Kentucky Proud vendors gave workshops and greeted visitors to the Kentucky Farm Fest July 11 in Crestwood. Look for pictures on the KDA's Facebook page.




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Garland: Farm to School ideal for Kentucky

On the “Inside School Food” radio show, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Tina Garland talks about the opportunities, obstacles, and successes of the Kentucky Proud Farm to School Program. (Interview begins at 20:26)





Boy and goat

Pulaski farm continues family tradition

Jill Partin was raising and breeding dairy goats three years ago on her Appalachia Animal Farm in Laurel County when she encountered a problem. “I had all this goat’s milk that I didn’t know what to do with,” Jill said.




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Loan fund to help eastern Ky. farmers

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and Grow Appalachia announced the creation of a low-interest loan fund for small farmers in the 54-county SOAR region of eastern and southern Kentucky.




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KDA intern among Fulbright Scholars

Donavyn Coffey will use her Fulbright grant to do graduate study in molecular nutrition and food technology at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark, while also experiencing how another culture approaches food and health.




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Second-quarter food prices down slightly

For the second quarter in a row, the average price of retail food items across the Commonwealth has decreased – even if just by a few pennies.





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Palli named chair of UK Entomology Dept.

Reddy Palli assumed his new role July 1 and will also serve as the state entomologist.