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Across Kentucky Promo October 2, 2017 - October 6, 2017
September 28, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo October 2, 2017 - October 6, 2017

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Across Kentucky - October 6, 2017
September 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 6, 2017

A feature report on a true Kentucky tradition; the “conservation writing and art” contests, one of which, has been underway here since the 1940’s.  Comments from Johnna McHugh, the assistant director of the state division of conservation, who says this year’s theme is “water is life.”  The initial contest entry deadline is December 1.

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Across Kentucky - October 5, 2017
September 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 5, 2017

The Kentucky Ag Department’s Rinse and Return program to collect and recycle used, plastic chemical containers continues to evolve.  Feldhaus visits with KDA’s David Wayne who says they’re now heading into their “haul out” phase. He talks about the success and growth of the program as it has evolved since its inception in 1991.  

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Across Kentucky - October 4, 2017
September 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 4, 2017

The Devine Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Mercer County is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  This roadside market which features corn and tomatoes in the summer, really kicks into high gear for the fall harvest season with hay rides, zip lines, and “paint ball” activities.  Jason Devine says last season the popular destination attracted over 40,000 visitors.

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Across Kentucky - October 3, 3017
September 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 3, 3017

A report on the Lyon County school system’s successful application for an ag development grant with which to construct an educational greenhouse for use by the local high school and FFA group.  Local ag teacher and FFA advisor, Mercedes Smith, talks about their plans for the facility which should be in operation by next spring.

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Across Kentucky - October 2, 2017
September 28, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 2, 2017

This fall’s Kentucky Grazing Conference is expanding for the first time to two locations, Oct 17 in Lexington, and on the 18th in Hopkinsville. UK Forage Specialist, Ray Smith, is pleased that the presentation will potentially reach more livestock and forage producers with information they can use to boost their bottom line.

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Across Kentucky Promo September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017

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Across Kentucky - September 29, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 29, 2017

Teaching kitchen skills and creating better nutrition for the whole family; these were two results of Boyd County “Kids Can Cook” day camp this summer.  Local extension agent, Eugenia Wilson, says reaction to the program was so popular they extended their intended one-week effort into five separate day camps reaching about 150 families.

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Across Kentucky - September 28, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 28, 2017

Harvest time is here and that kicks into high gear the farmer roadside market season across the state.  Jeremy Hinton of Larue county talks about his market attractions where they focus on the family, fun for the kids, and harvest time.  Hinton also talks about buying an additional roadside outlet in nearby Hardin County. 

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Across Kentucky - September 27, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 27, 2017

A feature story on the Power of Produce or POP club this summer in Hardin County where participating youth got monetary rewards for doing ag education programs and taste testing at their local farmers market.  Local extension agent Dayna Parrett says this first year was a major success.

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