Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 5 • March 16, 2015

Commissioner Comer welcomes WKU to Farm to Campus

WKU joins Farm to Campus Program

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer officially inducted Western Kentucky University as the 10th member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony today on the WKU campus.





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Ky. Proud producers jump in the 'Fish Tank'

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s marketing program hosted 41 Kentucky Proud members at the Franklin County Extension Office in an attempt to make a “love connection” between each of them and new retail sales opportunities.




Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom

Poster and essay contest winners honored

The contest is conducted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in partnership with Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom Inc.





Commissioner Comer, Colonel Isenhower, Commissioner Henry

Comer reports on Homegrown By Heroes

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer on March 10 told national military officials that Homegrown By Heroes “is one small thing that we can do to show our appreciation for our military veteran farmers.”





Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo

Sales records smashed at 2015 Beef Expo

Winter Storm Thor was no match for enthusiastic buyers who shattered records at the 29th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo March 6-8 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.




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Kentucky in farm-to-school initiative

Kentucky is one of three states that will partner with The Walmart Foundation and the National Farm to School Network to expand efforts to get more local foods into schools, the network announced Thursday.





Mike Lewis

Fiber producers launch historic project

Fibershed has been in collaboration with various organizations to support raw hemp plant processing and cloth creation processes for the Kentucky Cloth Project. (video)





Across Kentucky

'Ag tag' donations are an investment

Kentucky FFA Foundation Executive Director Sheldon McKinney discusses the “ag tag” program and its impact. Voluntary donations are split evenly among Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H, and Kentucky Proud. (audio)





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Bennett named UKAg associate dean

Rick Bennett has been named the new director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.



Agribusiness Association of Kentucky

ABAK seeks scholarship applications

Applicants must mail the application with all supporting documents to the below address on or before the postmark deadline of May 15, 2015.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

KET to air grape and wine film

The film follows UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Extension research in the field and in vineyards across the state.