Kentucky Farm Bureau News - May 2012
At Flaggy Meadow Farm in Washington County, April is when flagship farm commodity is harvested for processing and marketing. In this instance, the product is wool from the 107 alpacas that share the farm with Shawn and Lori Malloy.
The Malloys came to Kentucky several years ago from Main, intent on establishing a fiber mill. With a lot of hard work and marketing expertise, they've made a mark in the "niche farming" business. The line of products they have developed includes "Kentucky Royalty Surino Golf Socks," which is fast gaining notoriety for its unique comfort.
Also in this issue:
Comment Column: Sarah G. Fannin, Morgan County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources
Ingram Named to Two Roles in Management
Cattle Drive(In): Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group is Thriving
Rooting 'em out: Farmer's Wildlife Officials Battling Wild Hog Invasion
Women's Leadership Conference
Applicants Invited for Ag Leadership Program
Markets: Beef herd expansion delayed; Produce growers use variety of marketing practices; Honey production stung by 2011 weather
Farm File: Farmers Market grants available; Participate in 2012 Ag Census; AgriScience dedicated in Lexington; AFBF voices objections on health care law
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