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Across Kentucky - June 1, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 1, 2017

Feldhaus visits with the Ky Ag Department’s Sharon Spencer, Director of Direct Farm Marketing Division, who discusses the statewide growth of CSA’s which provide the opportunity for fresh, locally-grown produce to consumers, and for farmers add some stability in sales and offer some capital funding before the growing season begins. 

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Across Kentucky - May 31, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 31, 2017

The Kentucky State Fair will run this year, Aug 17-27, but competitive entry deadlines are coming in early July.  State fair entries manager, Jennifer Peniston, talks about the variety of competition from quilts to fine art, and livestock to culinary presentations.  They’re expecting some 4,500 entries this year.

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Across Kentucky - May 30, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 30, 2017

The first-ever field day of UK”s Robinson Forest is on tap for this weekend.  Forest manager, Chris Osborne, says activities will include: a visit by Smokey the Bear; presentations of ongoing research by UK grad students, and some hands-on activities to learn about the wildlife diversity abundant at that facility in Breathitt County.

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Across Kentucky - May 29, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 25, 2017

The second of a two-part series with Spencer County produce farmer, Sandi Deutsche and how she and her husband combine selling at a regional farmers’ market and have developed their own set of customers, on contract, to buy their produced through a community supported agriculture arrangement.  

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Across Kentucky Promo May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

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Across Kentucky - May 26, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 26, 2017

The Kentucky Beef Council is celebrating summer grilling season and beef month.  Alan Watts, who is sitting in for Mike Feldhaus, talks with KBC's Director of Product Marketing Katelyn Hawkins about the annual Beef Media Tour, beef recipes and the work they are doing on behalf of beef producers.

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Across Kentucky - May 25, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 25, 2017

The Kentucky Junior Chef Program that is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is continuing to grow, with a national competition planned for 2018.  Kentucky Farm to School Program Coordinator Tina Garland talks with Alan Watts, who is sitting for Mike Feldhaus, about the program, some of the participants and the first national competition next year.

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Across Kentucky - May 24, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 24, 2017

The specialty beef market is continuing to grow in Kentucky.  Alan Watts, who is sitting in for Mike Feldhaus, talks with Brandon Oliver with Caldwell County based Blackhawk Meats.  Oliver discusses how they started, what sets their meat apart and where people can find it.

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Across Kentucky - May 23, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 23, 2017

Negotiations are already starting to craft a new Farm Bill.  Alan Watts, who is sitting in for Mike Feldhaus, discusses the Farm Bill with First District Congressman James Comer.  Comer, who previously served as Kentucky Ag Commissioner, recently participated in a Kentucky Farm Bureau Farm Bill meeting.  He discusses possible cuts, what programs are important and how the next Farm bill may look.

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Across Kentucky - May 22, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 22, 2017

The new Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Center officially opened Thursday, May 11, during a ceremony that included Governor Matt Bevin and Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles.  Alan Watts, who is sitting in for Mike Feldhaus, talks about the new diagnostic lab with Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon.

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