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Across Kentucky - December 21, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 21, 2017

A feature story with Dr. Debbie Reed, director of the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Medical Center who discusses the cooperative tuition program for Kentucky students available through Auburn University.  Reed was also recently named 2017 Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year, the highest honor awarded by KVMA, the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.

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Across Kentucky - December 20, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 20, 2017

Still looking for a Christmas gift idea?  How about giving a hay test? The Ky Ag Department’s hay testing specialist, Kimberly Field, says she’s never done a gift certificate before but would be willing if anyone asked.  She explains the low-cost testing system to quantify nutrient content for effective animal feeding, saying it’s the only one of its kind in the nation.

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Across Kentucky - December 19, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 19, 2017

Mason County farmers have developed a “book barn” mobile library to share with its community schools. That project has been selected for national display at the American Farm Bureau convention next month in Nashville.  Mason County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chair, Sally Walton, is feature. 

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Across Kentucky - December 18, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 18, 2017

Keeping positive momentum going with the state ag development movement; that’s a major goal in legislative priorities for Kentucky Farm Bureau.  Farm group president Mark Haney is featured discussing a few state issues on the priority list developed at the group’s recent annual meeting, for the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly. 

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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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