Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 19 • October 20, 2016

Commissioner Quarles at Houchens event

Houchens, Ky. Proud expand partnership

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined officials of Houchens Industries Oct. 19 to announce the launch of dozens of Kentucky Proud products in Houchens-owned grocery stores in Kentucky.



Kentucky state seal

Court: Borells don't own abandoned horses

A Mercer Circuit Court judge ruled Oct. 20 that Charles Borell and his daughter, Maria, no longer own 42 horses found abandoned on a Mercer County farm in June.





Southeast Crunch

October is Farm to School Month

One of the highlights of Farm to School Month will be at noon Oct. 21 with the “Southeast Crunch,” an event in Kentucky and five other states.




Farm to School

'Farm to School Spirit' topic of contest

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to “Show Your Farm to School Spirit” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2016 Farm to School Month Art/Video Contest.



Hemp program

Hemp program taking applications

Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.





Commissioner Quarles at Trackside

Trackside celebrates grand opening

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles joined other dignitaries and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of Trackside Butcher Shoppe in Campbellsburg on Oct. 17. Check out the pictures and watch the video.




Jason Rittenberry

State fair board names new president/CEO

The Kentucky State Fair Board voted today to hire Jason Rittenberry as its next President and CEO. Rittenberry currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer for Circuit of The Americas.



University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK students earn national recognitions

The University of Kentucky Department of Agricultural Economics came home from the Food Distribution Research Society’s annual conference with two national recognitions.





National Agricultural Statistics Service

Forecasts lowered for Ky. corn, soybeans

Corn production in Kentucky is forecast at 228 million bushels, down 6 percent from the September forecast. Soybean production for Kentucky is forecast at 89.5 million bushels, down 2 percent from the September forecast.