Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 16 • August 31, 2016

Kentucky Hunger Initiative

Hunger meetings resume in Louisville

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will lead a meeting of hunger advocates and local leaders Sept. 13 at the Dare to Care Food Bank on Fern Valley Road.





Montgomery County Junior Chef team and Commissioner Quarles

Montgomery Co. captures Jr. Chef trophy

Montgomery County prevailed over Boyle County by a knife’s edge in the fourth annual Farm to School Junior Chef championship cook off Friday at the Kentucky State Fair.




Commissioner Quarles and Ronnie Day

Ky. agencies to work together for farm safety

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System/Kentucky Fire Commission signed an agreement to work together to promote farm safety in Kentucky.




Maxwell Daley

Pumpkin prize goes to Grayson Co. youth

Maxwell Daley is a man of few words. At the Kentucky State Fair, he let his giant pumpkin do the talking. And his pumpkin had a lot to say.





Kentucky 4-H ag tag check

KDA presents 'Ag Tag' checks

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture presented ceremonial checks for $184,237.61 each to the Kentucky 4-H Foundation and the Kentucky FFA Foundation as their shares of proceeds from voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2016 fiscal year.



Local Food Heroes

Quarles, Fischer honor Local Food Heroes

Producers from Garrard, Lawrence, and Mercer counties were announced as this year’s crop of Kentucky Local Food Heroes at the Kentucky State Fair.






Cow-calf profitability expectations for fall

The drastic decline in calf prices from summer 2015 is having a major impact on cow-calf profits. In evaluating cow-calf profitability this year, it may prove useful to provide a long-run perspective on calf prices.



National Agricultural Statistics Service

USDA to measure small grain production

During the first two weeks of September, growers of small grains around the country will receive survey forms from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK lab director wins international prize

The American Veterinary Medical Association presented the 2016 International Veterinary Congress Prize to Craig Carter, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.




Kentucky State University

USDA announces grants to 1890 institutions

Kentucky State University in Frankfort was awarded a grant of $1,085,670.