Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 8 No. 9 • May 15, 2015

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Kentucky Proud-Kroger partnership
is off to a strong start

Kentucky Proud members and a Kroger official say they’ve seen positive results in the first six months of the partnership.





Commissioner James Comer

Commissioner Comer outlines hemp projects

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined farmers and industry leaders May 5 to lay out an ambitious agenda of industrial hemp research projects and economic development initiatives in Kentucky in 2015.





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UK plants hemp research plots

Agronomists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment began planting their 2015 hemp research plots May 14 on the university’s Spindletop Research Farm.





Commissioner Comer and Catrina Hill

Catrina Hill, like her business, is on the go

Moss doesn’t grow under the feet of a go-getter like Catrina Hill of Louisville.







Gina and Joe

Lucky Clover has heirloom tomato plants

They come in interesting names like Abe Lincoln, Aunt Lou’s Underground Railroad, Black Mountain Pink, Cherokee Purple, Grandfather Ashlock, and Kentucky Cabin.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Nominations open for leadership program

Nominations are due June 15. All nominees will receive information about the program and procedures for submitting the required application, which will be due July 15.





Kentucky Farm Bureau

Ag Facts booklet available online

The second edition of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) pocket-sized guide to state agriculture facts is now available online with updated statistics.






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USDA offers organic certification funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service announced Thursday that approximately $11.9 million in organic certification assistance is available through state departments of agriculture.




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Great field for college grads? Agriculture

A report shows tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs with an estimated 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and environment fields in the United States.