Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 10 No. 9 • May 2, 2017

Commissioner's Comments

Derby is Kentucky ag's time to shine

On the premiere episode of “Commissioner’s Comments,” Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the Kentucky Derby Festival is a showcase for Kentucky Proud products. (video)




Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Ag department hires two in marketing

Chad Smith and Ben Conner have been added to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) marketing staff, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.




Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Kentucky Proud producers

Ky. Proud foods fill plates at luncheon

A capacity crowd of more than 1,500 enjoyed a meal highlighted by Kentucky Proud products at the 61st annual They’re Off! Luncheon on Friday in Louisville.





Dean Nancy Cox, Alison Davis, Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Study shows ag's impact on Woodford

A study by the University of Kentucky shows that agriculture and the businesses that support it are responsible for one out of three jobs and $565 million in annual revenue in Woodford County.

See photos from the news conference



Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Beginning farmer programs and Farm Bill

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and other agriculture leaders and farmers talk about how a new Farm Bill can build upon the momentum gained with programs to bring new and beginning farmers into agriculture. (audio)





Sonny Perdue

Quarles: Perdue pick good for Kentucky

The confirmation of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as U.S. agriculture secretary will strengthen Kentucky’s position on federal farm policy, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.



Across Kentucky

Program offers incentives for local purchases

Tim Hughes, deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's marketing office, explains the new “Buy Local,” incentive program developed for restaurants and food distributors to utilize more Kentucky Proud foods. (audio)




'Local Traveler' visits Ky. Proud stops

Host Amy Hess takes a look at Kentucky Proud businesses Sweetgrass Granola and Windy Corner Market. (video)






Kentucky Farm Bureau

Understanding the Farm Bill's importance

The money that has been put forth for research and extension endeavors has paid big dividends to the farm community as well as the general public.





University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Envrionment

UK research reveals bee-friendly plants

A University of Kentucky entomology student has developed a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for the Ohio Valley region.







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