Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 19 • October 2, 2017

Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Quarles talks agritourism, safety, trade

On the September episode of Commissioner’s Comments, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles encourages Kentuckians to visit one of the Commonwealth’s more than 500 agritourism destinations.





Emergency responders and students treat a

KDA to students: Take charge of your safety

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm & Home Safety Program joined Russell County FFA to lead a Pep Rally for Life on Sept. 21 at Russell County High School.

Watch Silo: Edge of the Real World





Pollen analysis is marketing tool

State apiarist Tammy Horn Potter suggests that beekeepers make a small investment in getting their honey ‘pollen analyzed.” (audio)





Farmers' market

Markets offer economic, social opportunities

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Sharon Spencer says farmers' markets keep growing, providing economic opportunities for Kentucky farmers. (audio)





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK names two department chairs

Rebecca McCulley and Barry Barnett will assume their new positions Jan. 1.







Riddle named 2017 UK Friend of Ag Equine

Tom Riddle, who co-founded Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in 1986 and specializes in reproductive veterinary medicine, has actively served for decades in many advisory capacities for equine research and education at UK.






Winter wheat production lowest since 2010

Kentucky farmers harvested 23.9 million bushels of winter wheat during the summer of 2017, down 25 percent from the previous year.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

UK Water Week overflows with events

The University of Kentucky’s Water Week 2017, a week of films, panel discussions, invited speakers and service activities, will examine climate change impacts on water quality.




National Agricultural Statistics Service

Ky. organic sales tripled, farms doubled

Kentucky’s USDA-certified organic farms sold a total of $12.2 million in organically produced commodities in 2016 compared with $9.4 million in 2015.