Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 3 • February 16, 2015

Mike Lewis processing hemp

Event will demonstrate hemp processing

UPDATE: The hemp decortication demonstration scheduled for Feb. 20 at the Berry Farming and Ecological Agrarianism Program at St. Catharine College has been canceled due to severe winter weather.




Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

Help state's hungry - and state's farmers

When you donate a part of your state tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund, you’re helping Kentuckians in unfortunate circumstances – some of them your friends and neighbors – gain access to fresh, nutritious, local foods.



Sweetgrass Granola

Big Apple to Kentucky Proud granola

Each cooking class uses recipes from Plate it Up Kentucky Proud, a partnership between UK Cooperative Extension Service, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences.



University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UKAg unveils tobacco stripping machine

Agricultural engineers from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have been trying to mechanize the tobacco stripping process for decades, and they finally have a machine they believe will lessen the burden for burley growers.



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Aging American farmers and their farmland

One of the most important outcomes associated with the trend toward older producers is the concentration of farmland ownership and control amongst older producers





Kentucky Agriculture Council

Nominees sought for Leopold Award

Sand County Foundation, the Kentucky Agricultural Council (KAC), and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) are accepting applications for the Leopold Conservation Award program in Kentucky.



Organic Association of Kentucky

Organic meeting features national speakers

The fifth annual Organic Association of Kentucky Conference is scheduled for March 6-7 at the Paroquet Spring Conference Center in Shepherdsville.





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Burley Co-op announces 2015 scholarship

The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award 10 $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2015-2016 school years.