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President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Across Kentucky - June 12, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 12, 2019

The blue and gold of the Kentucky FFA is gathering this week at Rupp Arena in Lexington for the annual FFA State Convention.  Kentucky FFA Association Executive Secretary Matt Chaliff talks about the convention, the awards that will be presented, who the featured speakers are, Ag Teachers that Change Lives and the election of officers.

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Across Kentucky - June 11, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 11, 2019

More than 700 Kentucky 4-H teens are at the University of Kentucky this week for the 4-H Teen Conference.  University of Kentucky Director of 4-H Youth Development Dr. Rachel Noble previews Teen Conference 2019, the election of officers and what participants will learn.

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Across Kentucky - June 10, 2019
June 6, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 10, 2019

The University of Kentucky Agriculture Training Schools are helping to increase the knowledge of farmers and certified crop advisers across the state.  Kentucky Ag Training Schools Coodinator Lori Rogers says a training session, planned for Thursday, June 13, at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, will focus on crop scouting.

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Across Kentucky Promo June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019
May 30, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo June 3, 2019 - June 7, 2019

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Across Kentucky - June 7, 2019
May 30, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 7, 2019

A Kentucky woman is working to make sure the voice of agriculture is heard at the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC.  Bardstown native Tate Bennett discusses her role at the EPA and brings us up to date on the Waters of the US Rule and what will not be included in the final version.

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Across Kentucky - June 6, 2019
May 30, 2019
Across Kentucky - June 6, 2019

The United States Department of Agriculture is working hard to keep African Swine Flu out of the country.  Under Secretary Greg Ibach talks about what is being done to keep the devastating disease out of the country, how they are monitoring it and the cooperative effort the department has with other countries, producers and processors.

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