Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 23 • December 15, 2015
As my term as your Commissioner of Agriculture draws to a close, here is my report card to you.
Bee Boys Steve Smith and George Raque started with five hives. Seven years later, they number more than 100.
A select group of Atherton students prepared burritos, jicama slaw, and Mexican corn salad for their classmates. It was all part of the Farm to School program where JCPS introduces fresh ingredients to the menu. (Jefferson County Public Schools video)
People involved in a wide variety of food venues in Lexington are enthusiastic about the increasing demand for local food, a University of Kentucky study found.
Marketing and promotion projects provided the best return on investment for ventures that received Kentucky tobacco settlement dollars between 2007 and 2014, according to a new report.
Kentucky agricultural cash receipts in 2015 are projected to be off 8 percent from last year’s record high, falling to $6 billion—still the third highest on record.
Producers who chose coverage from the safety net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill may enroll for coverage until Aug. 1, 2016.
- Urban Growers Series
- Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference
- UK Winter Wheat Meeting
- Kentucky Cattlemen's Association convention
- Kentucky Commodity Conference
- Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference
- UK Equine Showcase and Kentucky Breeders' Short Course
- National Farm Machinery Show
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Organic Association of Kentucky annual conference
Kentucky Farm Fact
- More than 5,000 farmers, processors, retailers, restaurants, school districts, colleges and universities, farmers' markets, Kentucky state parks, and Kentucky Farm Bureau roadside markets are members of Kentucky Proud. Buy Kentucky Proud this season, and give your loved ones a piece of home for the holidays. Go to www.kyproud.com.