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Farming

  • Daniels join membership of American Angus Association

    Michael R. and Corie Daniel, Corinth, Ky., are new members of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 18 million registered Angus.

  • KDA approves more than 42,000 acres of hemp for planting in 2019

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) approved 1,035 applications to cultivate up to 42,086 acres of industrial hemp in 2019. The KDA also approved 2.9 million square feet of greenhouse space for hemp cultivation.

  • Project by Harrison County student featured in KFB’s “Science in Agriculture” exhibit

    Harrison County student Ella Yazell was among the 14 students selected from across the state to display their agriculture science projects at the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) annual meeting in Louisville.
    Ella displayed her science project as part of the KFB annual meeting tradeshow.  Her project, “The Benefits of Cover Crops,” demonstrated the use of cover crops to impede soil erosion.
    She was awarded $125 and a certificate of recognition for her participation at the state level.

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  • 2019 GOAP internship applications now available

    The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) is now accepting applications for the 2019 summer internship program.
    “The GOAP internship is a program to expose young people to Kentucky agriculture as related to projects implemented by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund,” said Warren Beeler, GOAP Executive Director. “This is a chance to see Kentucky, meet interesting agricultural entrepreneurs and view the process from a government agency’s perspective. We are looking for students starving to learn and willing to work.”

  • Market Facilitation Program meeting for Harrison Co. producers set for Sept. 25

    The Harrison County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) will host an informational meeting on the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m.
    The meeting will be held at the Harrison County Extension Office located at 668 New Lair Rd. in Cynthiana. FSA staff will provide an overview of the program and discuss eligibility and documentation requirements.

  • USDA launches Trade Mitigation Programs

    USDA launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).

  • KFB seeking participants for the 2019-20 LEAD Class

    Recruitment for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) next group of participants in the two-year, Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) program is now underway. Up to 16 individuals will be selected for this intensive learning experience to equip the next generation of agricultural leaders with the tools to manage tomorrow’s challenges.

  • Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” tour stopping in Louisville

    Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Kentucky State Fair. From Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Louisville-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.
    Now in its fourth year, the “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months.

  • Stay safe during harvest

    Jessica Barnes,
    County Extension Agent for Ag & Natural Resources
    Harvest is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.
    If you have employees, take time to talk to them about safety. Make sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.