Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 7 • April 20, 2016


Friends open meat processing business

John Edwards and Chris Wright grew up together, worked for the same company, and now are co-owners of their own Kentucky Proud meat-processing business.





Commissioner Quarles and Tim Dietrich

Dairy show attracts national audience

Buyers from Kentucky and several other states gave a total of $425,915 for 206 head at the 54th Annual Kentucky National Dairy Show & Sale April 7-9 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.




2014 Commissioners Cup wines

Sullivan U. to host state wine competition

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Grape & Wine Council have announced that the fourth annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition & Commissioner’s Cup (KCCWC&CC) will take place at Sullivan University in Louisville on Oct. 29.



Jim Akers

Akers updates stockyards' progress

Bluegrass Stockyards Chief Operating Officer Jim Akers recently gave an update on the rebuilding process after the January fire that destroyed the Lexington facility. (audio)





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Five added to UK ag college shrine

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment inducted five new members to its Hall of Distinguished Alumni.





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Kentucky student named NASDA intern

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture has selected Mallie Meyers of Kevil, Kentucky through our competitive selection process for our Agriculture Policy Intern.





UKAg helps farmer use bale grazing

An Adair County farmer is reporting promising results after his first winter using bale grazing to feed his cattle. (video)






Kentucky Ag News

Registration open for rescue training

The Kentucky Horse Council and Murray State University announce two programs to be conducted at Murray State University's Equine Center in Murray, Kentucky.





Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association

Burley Co-op funds UK research projects

The Co-op has announced $50,000 of Burley Tobacco Check-off funds have been contributed toward research projects with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.





USDA seeks value-added grant applications

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on April 8 announced that USDA is making up to $44 million available to farmers, ranchers and businesses to develop new bio-based products and expand markets through the Value-Added Producer Grant program.