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Down the Backroads
September 22, 2018
Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.

Across Kentucky Promo September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018
September 20, 2018
Across Kentucky Promo September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018

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Across Kentucky - September 28, 2018
September 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 28, 2018

Recruitment is underway for the next two classes of the Institute for Future Agriculture leaders that is hosted by the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation, the University of Kentucky and Murray State University.  Farm Bureau Director of Young Farmer Programs Jackson Tolle talks about how to apply, who can apply and some of the lessons learned from the IFAL program.

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Across Kentucky - September 27, 2018
September 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 27, 2018

Technology companies are continuing to expand broadband, internet and cellphone service across the state of Kentucky.  AT&T Kentucky President Hood Harris talks with host Alan Watts about the expansion of broadband, some of the benefits of the expansion and how many people are already experiencing the benefits.

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Across Kentucky - September 26, 2018
September 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 26, 2018

One of the highlights of the Eastern Kentucky University Agriculture Field Day will be the Robotic Milking Unit at Meadowbrook Farm.  EKU Farm Director Justin McKinney talks about building the robotic milking unit, the reaction to the technology, how it can help farmers and the return on cost of installing a unit on a dairy farm.

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Across Kentucky - September 25, 2018
September 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 25, 2018

Eastern Kentucky University will hold their bi-annual Agriculture Field Day Thursday, September 27, at Meadowbrook Farm.  EKU Farm Director Justin McKinney talks about the field day, what will be on display, when it takes place and shares other details.

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Across Kentucky - September 24, 2018
September 20, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 24, 2018

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles is in line to be the President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.  Quarles says the leadership post help put Kentucky in the National spotlight and allow the state to show off the diverse agriculture that makes it unique. 

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Market Closes - September 17, 2018
September 17, 2018
Market Closes - September 17, 2018

CBOT futures closed lower under pressure from harvest, rains in South America, and ongoing trade tensions with China.  Cattle futures closed narrowly mixed to follow up on Friday’s huge gains. Last week’s cash cattle trade up $3.00 versus the previous week.

Across Kentucky Promo September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
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Across Kentucky Promo September 17, 2018 -  September 21, 2018

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Across Kentucky - September 21, 2018
September 13, 2018
Across Kentucky - September 21, 2018

The Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, that is being constructed at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, is continuing to build excitement among farmers and the agribusiness community.  Director Dr. Chad Lee says it is also attracting a new class of researchers and graduate students to Princeton to carry out their work and studies.

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