Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 21 • November 18, 2015

Ed Ginter

Homegrown By Heroes opens doors for vets

Homegrown By Heroes aims to help Kentucky’s veteran farmers forge careers in agriculture. The program also helps veteran producers open new markets in grocery stores and restaurants.




Commissioner James Comer

Comer launches new mobile science unit

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer on Nov. 13 cut the ribbon to ceremonially launch the new Eastern Kentucky Mobile Science Activity Center that will travel to schools and events throughout the region.




Completely Kentucky

Gift baskets show you're Kentucky Proud

You support Kentucky Proud. You shop at your local farmers’ market. You look for the Kentucky Proud label at the grocery and other retail stores. But do you give the gift of Kentucky Proud to your loved ones during the holiday season?




Commissioner's Cup winners

Kentucky's top wines recognized at gala

Wineries from Burkesville, Frankfort, and Paducah received Commissioner’s Cup honors at the Celebration of Kentucky Wines gala Nov. 14.





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KDA gets $300K for specialty crop projects

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture was awarded a Specialty Crop Block Grant for $291,564.95 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with Kentucky institutions and organizations to strengthen markets for specialty crops in Kentucky.



Kentucky Farm Bureau

Bees, beekeepers getting ready for winter

On the Nov. 18 "Across Kentucky" podcast, state apiarist Tammy Horn Potter talks about the upcoming season and chores for beekeepers to keep their hives in good shape to make it through the winter. (audio)




Accelerating Appalachia

Accelerating Appalachia accepting apps

Accelerating Appalachia’s spring 2016 program consists of four three-day workshops over 12 weeks from February-May in Pikeville, Lexington, and Louisville, Ky., and Asheville, N.C.




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Kentuckians excel at FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 88th Annual National FFA Convention Oct. 28-31 in Louisville.






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Kentucky State awarded USDA grants

The Frankfort university was awarded $1,194,942 for three projects.






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Barlow awarded top SCPA honor

Todd Barlow, senior manager of state affairs for Syngenta Crop Production of Louisville, was named one of two recipients of the Southern Crop Production Association’s William C. Larue Award earlier this month.




University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK, UT collaborate on organic dairy research

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently began a partnership with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture to conduct research that may help organic dairies strengthen their profitability.