Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 3 • February 16, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the most important outcomes associated with the trend toward older producers is the concentration of farmland ownership and control amongst older producers
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.
The fifth annual Organic Association of Kentucky Conference is scheduled for March 6-7 at the Paroquet Spring Conference Center in Shepherdsville.
The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative will award 10 $2,000 scholarships to students for the 2015-2016 school years.
- Farm bill meetings
- Homebased microprocessing workshops
- UK High Tunnel Webinar Series
- MarketReady training
- KDDC Young Dairy Producer Conference
- 2015 Kentucky Dairy Partners meeting
- 35th Kentucky Alfalfa Conference
- Northeastern Kentucky Winter Bee School
- 2015 IPM training
- Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo
- Organic Association of Kentucky annual conference
- Audubon Bee School
- Bluegrass Beekeepers School
- Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission "Pollinators in Trouble" presentation
- 2015 Dixie Fire School and Farm Safety Symposium
- Aquatic weed control training and pond management workshop
- National Institute for Animal Agriculture Conference
- KYHIA Spring Hemp Seminar
- Tri-State Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop
Kentucky Farm Fact
Appalachia Proud, which was launched a year ago on Feb. 17, has 649 members in 37 eastern Kentucky counties. Find out more at www.appalachiaproudky.com.