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Across Kentucky - July 6, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 6, 2017

Buying, processing and successfully marketing “seconds” from Bluegrass area produce farmers; that’s the goal of Food Chain Lex according to Executive Director, Becca Self.  They’ve just procured an ag development grant for a blast freezer to add to their current operation in Lexington with a plan to start buying that produce this fall.

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Across Kentucky - July 5, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 5, 2017

From greening up the front yard to protecting our pollinators the UK Turfgrass Field Day, at their Spindletop Research Farm on July 13, is reaching out to home owners. UK’s Gregg Munshaw says the event is important for professionals to keep up with required educational credits but is also these days drawing a larger number of home owners each year. 

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Across Kentucky - July 4, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 4, 2017

The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office was recently awarded a sizeable grant for marketing and education purposes.  Industry leader, Sarabeth Parido says that they are planning to develop a Kentucky Fiber Trail to connect end users, crafters, and fiber processors to tell the story of and build demand for natural fiber products.

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Across Kentucky - July 3, 2017
June 29, 2017
Across Kentucky - July 3, 2017

As we celebrate Independence Day weekend, many of us will be headed to the backyard grill.  Kiah Twisselman with the Ky Beef Council says that burgers are still king for the grill, but she says some very inexpensive options like flank stead are readily available too.  For cooking tips and recipes go to: kybeef.com.

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Across Kentucky Promo - June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo - June 26, 2017 - June 30, 2017

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Across Kentucky - June 30, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 30, 2017

Western Kentucky will be center stage for the 2017 total solar eclipse August 21st.  Alan Watts talks with Hopkinsville-Christian County Eclipse Coordinator Brooke Jung about what makes western Kentucky the place to view the rare phenomenon and who will be there to watch it. 

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Across Kentucky - June 29, 2016
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 29, 2016

Vincennes University Professor and farm mom Susan Brocksmith was selected as the 2017 Monsanto America Grows Communities Farm Mom of the Year.  Alan Watts talks with her about being selected and the message she is sharing with other women in agriculture and those who have concerns about modern agricultural practices.

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Across Kentucky - June 28, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2017

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture student Rebecca Mackey is working for Congressman James Comer this summer in Washington, DC, as the First Congressional District Agriculture Intern.  Alan Watts talks with Rebecca about her history in agriculture and what she is hoping to gain from the program.

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Across Kentucky - June 27, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 27, 2017

The eleventh Kentucky Agriculture Leadership Class will graduate in September after studying agriculture in Kentucky, California and Eastern Europe.  Alan Watts talks with University of Kentucky Ag Economist Dr. Will Snell who heads the class up with fellow UK Ag Professor Dr. Steve Isaacs.

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Across Kentucky - June 26, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 2017

A series of four popular events in western Kentucky offer children and adults an opportunity to fish, make friends, and experience the outdoors.  Alan Watts talks with Pennyrile Resource, Conservation and Development Director Charles Turner about Take Kids Fishing events.

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