Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 5 • March 17, 2016
Quarles urges passage of HB 529
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said on Friday he supports state legislation to develop a plan for ensuring that Kentucky has a steady, plentiful supply of water for agricultural uses.
Check the box to feed Kentucky families
One in six Kentuckians is food insecure. This situation is unacceptable, especially in a state such as Kentucky with its rich agricultural heritage.
'Ag tag' donations help at state, local levels
Sheldon McKinney, executive director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation, discusses the importance of making additional “ag tag” donations when motorists buy or renew their farm vehicle license plates.(audio)
Kentucky Proud Wednesdays in Florence
Wednesday nights will be Kentucky Proud Nights this season when the Florence Freedom professional baseball team plays Wednesday home games at UC Health Stadium.
Hemp harvester design shows promise
In the summer of 2015, a participant in the Kentucky hemp pilot program approached the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and offered to fund a project to design a harvester.
Frankfort nursery is a 35-year tradition
“We started out as more of a landscape contracting kind of business, but we have a lot of different things going on,” Jennifer Wilson said on a recent episode of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Bluegrass and Backroads." (video)
USDA offers conservation funding
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation's water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability.
- KYHIA Spring Hemp Seminar
- Union College Community Garden meeting
- Ginseng webinar
- Homebased Processing and Microprocessing Workshops
- Grow Appalachia Organic Productions Workshop
- Party for the Planet
- Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop
- UofL Recreational Rider Day
- Kentucky Forest Industries Association annual meeting
- A Bourbon Affair
- UK Food Studies Symposium
- Farm Safety Field Day at Eden Shale Farm
- They're Off! Luncheon
- Kentucky Grazing School
- HACCP training