Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 16 • August 31, 2016
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USDA announces grants to 1890 institutions
Kentucky State University in Frankfort was awarded a grant of $1,085,670.
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky recorded 13 deaths in agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting in 2015, the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center stated in its annual report.