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Across Kentucky Promo December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo December 11, 2017 - December 15, 2017

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Across Kentucky - December 15, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 15, 2017

The Larue County Farm Bureau has been honored by the American Farm Bureau in its “County Activities of Excellence” program, and will travel to that groups national convention next month in Nashville to display its “Farm to City Dinner” activity which drew over 375 attendees.  County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair, Leanne Ragland describes the event and the intent behind it. 

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Across Kentucky - December 14, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 14, 2017

The Kentucky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom, Executive Director, Jennifer Elwell is featured in this report assessing the first year of that group’s “Sponsor a Classroom” project. Elwell says local county farm bureaus, conservation districts, and others have stepped up to purchase these unique teaching tools for local teachers.

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Across Kentucky - December 13, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 13, 2017

Ohio County’s Darren Luttrell has been named Kentucky’s Farmer of the Year and next October will represent Kentucky Farm Bureau in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern “Farmer of the Year” contest.  With his sons Luttrell operates on some 3,600 acres raising corn and soybeans. They also have eight broiler houses and raise about 380 head of beef cattle.

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Across Kentucky - December 12, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 12, 2017

A report on UK’s projections that 2017 Ky farm cash receipts will total $5.6 billion, which is a 3.5 percent increase from 2016.  Preliminary indications also point to a modest increase in net farm income levels.  Feldhaus visits with UK Ag Economist Will Snell who discusses some of the leading factors impacting their report. 

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Across Kentucky - December 11, 2017
December 7, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 11, 2017

A feature report with Ben and Katie Furnish who were recently selected as Kentucky’s 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family at the Ky Farm Bureau annual meeting. With Ben’s parents they operate more than 2,200 acres of owned or leased land producing stoker steers, burley tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat, mixed hay, and for the last three years, industrial hemp. 

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Across Kentucky Promo December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017

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Across Kentucky - December 8, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 8, 2017

A major meeting of some four state associations dealing with fruits and vegetables is set for January 8 and 9 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites.  Event coordinator, UK horticulturist John Strang talks about some of the plans and activities on tap for those in attendance.  Some eighty speakers will present during the two-day conference.

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Across Kentucky - December 7, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 7, 2017

Having neighbors come out to cut their own Christmas tree is truly a family affair for Kevin and Rhonda Roberts who operate a certified roadside market with special activities in late summer, fall and the Christmas season.  Kevin Roberts explains they’ve returned from ‘city jobs’ to the family farm to focus on agri-tourism.

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Across Kentucky - December 6, 2017
November 30, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 6, 2017

A feature story on the new State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency, Brian Lacefield.  The new director discusses some of his background in Kentucky ag and finance circles, and explains, in general, FSA’s role in connecting farmers with USDA and farm bill programs and services.

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