Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 4 • March 2, 2015

Dixie Firefighters Association

Event ponders 'A Parent's Worst Nightmare'

The 2015 Farm Safety Symposium is scheduled for March 13 at 7 p.m. EDT in the RPC212 auditorium at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.





Across Kentucky

Comer: Make the voluntary 'ag tag' donation

Proceeds are divided evenly among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and Kentucky Proud. (audio)






University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK: Ag nearly 8% of Kentucky's economy

A new University of Kentucky study has found agriculture’s total impact on Kentucky’s economy equaled $45.6 billion in 2013, an 8.3 percent increase over 2007’s figures.





Kentucky Farm Bureau

Hinton graduates from leadership program

Fleming County’s Adam Hinton became Kentucky’s first graduate of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) “Partners in Agricultural Leadership” (PAL) program.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

ARC vs. PLC: Which is best?

Farmers with base acreage in Kentucky will need to make a choice between two main programs available to them by the end of March.





Kentucky Agricultural News

KCA offers $1,000 scholarships

Applications for the Kentucky Cattlemen's Foundation Youth Scholarships must be submitted to the KCA office in Lexington by March 31.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

New strawberry variety shows promise in Ky.

Kentucky strawberry lovers may be able to buy locally grown berries as early as May, thanks to a new variety that is showing great potential for commercial growers.




USDA logo

Comments sought for conservation programs

The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.