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Across Kentucky - August 29, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 29, 2017

An update with the new executive director of the American Black Hereford Association, with its beef breed national headquarters now setting up shop in Bowling Green.  Association CEO, Brian Chism, talks about their initial $100,000 state ag development grant and the job ahead for them, among county committees, in trying to raise matching funds.

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Across Kentucky - August 28, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 28, 2017

A preview of “the” winter weather forecast with Pete Geiger, editor of the “Farmers’ Almanac,” and he’s calling for “wild” and “quirky” in terms of temperatures and precipitation for Kentucky over the winter months.  He also discusses some of this year’s features in the publication including tips with vinegar to keep spiders out of your home.  

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Across Kentucky Promo August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017

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Across Kentucky - August 25, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 25, 2017

The Kentucky Beef Council tried something new this summer; a TeachPrime educational development workshop for educators. Niki Ellis with the Council says it gave the educators some hands on experience in actually cutting meat and in learning the issues of the beef industry.  It was so successful they’re contemplating a similar series for later this fall. 

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Across Kentucky - August 24, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 24, 2017

A series of six, multi-county Master Cattleman courses will be running for ten weeks this fall, giving local producers an educational opportunity to take their operations to the next level.  UK’s Ben Crites helps coordinate the effort which in a few short years has already trained over 400 participants in advanced cattle production practices.

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Across Kentucky - August 23, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 23, 2017

Some 16 Junior Chef teams are competing for pride and for scholarships at the Kentucky State Fair this week.  Tina Garland with the Kentucky Agriculture Department says this program has been underway for five years now, continues to expand to more schools, and offers a creative outlet for youngsters with culinary skills.

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Across Kentucky - August 22, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 22, 2017

Taylor County has received $10,000 in ag development grant funding to continue to operate its Heifer Chain.  Local extension agent, Amanda Sublett says the program began in 2007 and has served the community well, teaching animal husbandry and leadership skills to the county’s youth.

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Across Kentucky - August 21, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 21, 2017

This Thursday is Farm Bureau Day at the Kentucky State Fair and one of its most well-known elements is the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction. Event coordinator, Farm Bureau’s Jeff Harper, talks about the multi-million dollar contribution to charity the breakfast has had; and he runs down some of the details of the menu to feed 1,600 diners.  

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Across Kentucky Promo August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017
August 10, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017

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Across Kentucky - August 18, 2017
August 10, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 18, 2017

A follow-up report on development of a new winter time feeding system for cattle producers.  The “fence line” feeding system that has been successfully demonstrated by the Kentucky Beef Network and by UK researchers. Steve Higgins, UK Director of Animal and Environmental Compliance, describes the system and feels it might be in line with current CAIP cost share programs now underway in many counties.

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