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Across Kentucky - November 30, 2017
November 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 30, 2017

The 2017 Census of Agriculture survey forms are now on their way to Kentucky farms.  Dave Knopf with the National Ag Statistics Service says the deadline for return of the information is February 5.  This census will have two new categories dealing specifically with veterans and with those who sell produce.

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Across Kentucky - November 29, 2017
November 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 29, 2017

Courtney Farms of Shelby County has been named 2017 Agribusiness of the Year by the Agribusiness Industry Network.  Mary says that she and husband, Shane, gave up full-time jobs in 2008, and started farming primarily with tobacco. Since then, on purchased and rented acres they produce grain, beef cattle, hogs and have become a regional producer of produce crops supplying Kroger, Jefferson County schools, and others.

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Across Kentucky - November 28, 2017
November 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 28, 2017

The 98th annual meeting of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation is set for this week at the Galt House in Louisville.  Farm group executive vice president, David Beck, is featured discussing work ahead for voting delegates, an impressive list of guest speakers, and touches on the “homecoming” feel of the event; which last year drew some 2,300 over the four-day event.

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Across Kentucky - November 27, 2017
November 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 27, 2017

The Bowling Green Independent School system has become the first ever to reach the lifetime cap on the Ky Proud food purchase incentive program to increase local food buys.  The system’s food service director, Kim Simpson, discusses their efforts in working through some of the logistics in making those local farmer partnerships work for their schools. 

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Across Kentucky Promo November 20, 2017-November 24, 2017
November 16, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo November 20, 2017-November 24, 2017

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Across Kentucky - November 24, 2017
November 16, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 24, 2017

A report with Warren Beeler, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy on the latest round of funding decisions that agency has made with tobacco settlement funding.  Two of the latest grant announcements were for sizeable investments in the ongoing work of the Kentucky Proud program and for the KCARD, the Kentucky Center for Ag and Rural Development.

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Across Kentucky - November 23, 2017
November 16, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 23, 2017

A special feature report on this Thanksgiving Day for household chefs who may be facing “turkey trauma” as they attempt to prepare the big meal.  Mary Alice Coffee will be one of the Butterball Turkey Talkline specialists on duty today, offering a calming voice and plenty of advice to help nervous cooks have a successful day in the kitchen. 

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Across Kentucky - November 22, 2017
November 16, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 22, 2017

Survey forms for the 2017 Census of Agriculture are now in the mail, but this year coordinating agency officials are hoping more farmer respond “on line,” for more efficient data gathering.  Dave Knopf who leads the regional office of the National Ag Statistics Service covering Kentucky, discusses survey details and how the census data impacts economic development efforts for agriculture. 

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Across Kentucky - November 21, 2017
November 16, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 21, 2017

A feature report with Meade County farmer Nicholas Hardesty, who with wife and farm partner, Bethany, have been named one of the three finalists in Farm Bureau’s Outstanding Young Farm Family contest.  Nicholas says they grow the typical Kentucky farm crops but with their installation of several greenhouses have enhanced their farming operation through the production of tobacco transplants and poinsettias. The contest winner will be announced next week at Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

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Across Kentucky - November 20, 2017
November 16, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 20, 2017

With Thanksgiving Day coming up this Thursday, this report with a Butterball Turkey Talkline specialist, offers tips on food handling safety, provides a guide for how big a bird to buy, and discusses the various ways consumers can access Talkline advice, this year, including texting.

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