Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 16 • August 31, 2015

Anderson County Culinary Cats

Anderson Co. wins Junior Chef crown

The “Culinary Cats” of Anderson County High School clawed their way to the 2015 Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef championship Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center.



Local Food Heroes

Comer announces Local Food Heroes

Kentuckians chose producers from Danville, Lawrenceburg, and Lexington as the 2015 Local Food Heroes, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.





Commissioner Comer honored by commodity groups

2015 Kentucky State Fair highlights

The Kentucky State Fair mixed the traditional and the new against a backdrop of postcard-perfect weather. Check out scenes from the early days of the fair, and watch for more pictures on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook.




Industrial hemp

Comer to head industrial hemp conference

Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses and farmers, will host its annual conference Sept. 27-29 at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington.




Across Kentucky

Distributors give farmers tips on retail

Kristen Branscum, executive director of the KDA's marketing office, tells how Kentucky-based distributors are helping Kentucky food producers get their products on retail shelves. (audio)




Ham breakfast

Champion ham fetches $400,000 for charity

On a stage set to celebrate the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction concluded Aug. 27 with a show-stealing $400,000 bid for the Kentucky State Fair’s grand champion ham.


University of Kentucky logo

Technology speeds animal disease diagnosis

Scientists at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Veterinary Diagnostic Lab are hailing a new technology as a game changer for Kentucky animal health.