Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 19 • October 20, 2016
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Progressive Agriculture Safety Days
- Kentucky Women in Agriculture Conference
- NCBA Veterinary Feed Directive webinar
Kentucky Farm Fact
- Kentucky has more than 500 agritourism destinations. Find one that's right for you and your family at kentuckyfarmsarefun.com.