Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 17 • September 16, 2015

Rally for Life

Comer proclaims Farm Safety Week

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has proclaimed Farm Safety and Health Week to raise awareness of the unique hazards of agriculture and encourage farmers to make ag safety part of their everyday lifestyle.
KFB: Watch for farm vehicles during harvest season


Angela Caporelli

KDA aquaculture specialist on national panel

Angela Caporelli, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s aquaculture marketing specialist, has been appointed to the National Organic Program’s Hydroponic and Aquaponic Task Force.





Mavis Linnemann-Clark

Canning pot led to Mavis' true calling

After graduating with a certificate in catering and personal chef in 2011, Mavis moved back to northern Kentucky, got married, and started a catering business, The Delish Dish.





Dominique Brousseau

French wine is all in the Brousseau family

“The best way we have discovered to market is to taste,” said Andre Brousseau, business manager of Château du Vieux Corbeau winery in Danville.





D&D Ranch

UK fosters farming on reclaimed strip mine

D & D Ranch consists of 1,000 acres atop a reclaimed strip mine, and it's the home of the East Kentucky Heifer Development Project, which has helped local farmers improve their cattle herds for the last 17 years. (video)




Bluegrass & Backroads

'Bluegrass & Backroads' begins 12th season

The show will be broadcast on a number of state television networks including Kentucky Educational Television (KET) and will air nationally on RFD-TV.
'Bluegrass & Backroads' visits Chaney's Dairy Barn




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Cow comfort top priority for UK facility

Officials at the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently broke ground at the Coldstream Dairy Research Farm and began building a new home for the herd with comfort and ease of living in mind.




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Safety net program deadline approaches

Farmers and ranchers have until Sept. 30 to enroll in several key Farm Bill safety net programs – Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy).




Kentucky Association of Food Banks

September is Hunger Action Month

The members of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks are observing Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Conservation contests deadline is Dec. 1

This year’s competition, featuring the 71st annual Writing Contest for grades 6-12 and the 41st annual Jim Claypool Conservation Art Contest for grades 1-5, focuses specifically on wildlife conservation.




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Transitioning Service members get ag ed

Information about USDA resources and programs will now reach 200,000 transitioning Service members every year.