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Across Kentucky - October 12, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 12, 2017

Mulberry Orchard roadside market in Shelby County started out over a decade ago as a beef cattle operation.  The family then moved into corn, soybeans, hay and tobacco; and to improve cash flow developed a roadside market along with 3,000 fruit trees.  Feldhaus visits with market operator Amanda Gajdzik. 

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Across Kentucky - October 11, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 11, 2017

A report on “First Impressions,” an evaluation program available to communities through CEDIK, the Community and Economic Development Initiative within the UK College of Ag, Food and Environment.  CEDIK’s Melissa Bond says it offers candid feedback on a community’s strengths and challenges, and how to develop a plan for improvement.

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Across Kentucky - October 10, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 10, 2017

Bath County’s Mike Bach, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Farmer of the Year, will head to Georgia next week to the Sun Belt Expo to compete in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year competition.  Bach talks a little about his farm philosophy and about being impressed with the panel of judges who came to his farm to evaluate his family operation.

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Across Kentucky - October 9, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 5, 2017

The next two weeks are the height of fall leaf color change across Kentucky, and extension forester, Laurie Thomas, says the display in our state stacks up with any in the country.  She also explains the impact of day length and sugar content on leaf color; and she provides a web site that tracks color change by region.The next two weeks are the height of fall leaf color change across Kentucky, and extension forester, Laurie Thomas, says the display in our state stacks up with any in the country.  She also explains the impact of day length and sugar content on leaf color; and she provides a web site that tracks color change by region.

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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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