Kentucky Agricultural News Online

Vol. 5 No. 8  •  June 18, 2012

Top honors handed out at 2012 Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo-East

Carter Mobley and Taylor Schwartz


Dozens of Kentucky's leading youth livestock exhibitors converged at Morehead State University's Derrickson Agricultural Complex June 11-12 to sharpen their skills and show their animals at the 2012 Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo-East. Look for more photos from the expo on the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's page on Facebook. (Photo by Ted Sloan)




Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer




Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer

June is Dairy Month, and I hope you will join me in saluting Kentucky’s hard-working dairy farm families. They provide the milk and other dairy products that we all depend on. And they do it every day. A dairy cow never takes a day off. ... more


Commissioner Comer appoints Fred Nesler to executive post in Kentucky ag department

Commissioner James Comer announced that former State Representative Fred Nesler from Mayfield has joined the team at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Nesler is serving as the deputy executive director in the Office of Strategic Planning and Administration, which oversees daily operations at the Department. ... more

KDA director: Kentucky Proud works

Jennifer Mueller, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's business development director, told Kentucky Farm Bureau's Mike Feldhaus in May that the Kentucky Proud brand entices consumers to buy Kentucky farm products. ... more (audio)

A Kentucky Proud profile:
Jean Farris takes top-drawer Kentucky wine and food from coast to coast

With a tobacco field on one side and a horse farm on the other, the 14-acre rural setting of Jean Farris Winery and Bistro is pure Kentucky. ... more

KFB's 'Bluegrass and Backroads' receives four Emmy nominations

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced nominees for the 48th Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Awards, giving the nod to Kentucky Farm Bureau’s "Bluegrass & Backroads" once for Best Magazine Program and three times for Best Magazine Feature/Segment. ... more

The importance of exports to the Kentucky ag economy

Kentucky agriculture, like the entire U.S. agricultural economy, is experiencing impressive growth amidst an overall struggling general economy. Much of this recent growth can be attributed to a booming export market for U.S. agriculture. ... more

234 students awarded Kentucky Farm Bureau scholarships

Two-hundred and thirty four Kentucky students have been chosen to receive college scholarship grants totaling $302,450 from county and state programs administered through the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation and by individual county Farm Bureaus. ... more


Kentucky agriculture broadcast schedule

U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Coming up

All American Angus Breeders Futurity

Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo – Western Rivers

2012 Sustainability Symposium

Kentucky State 4-H Horse Show

2012 International Boer Goat Association National Junior and Open Show

National Swine Registry Summer Type Conference and National Junior Summer Spectacular

Advanced Kentucky Grazing School

Southeastern Equestrian Trails Conference

2012 National Junior Angus Show

Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes


Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky dairy farmers took in more than $232 million in farmgate cash receipts from milk sales in 2011.