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Across Kentucky Promo September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo September 25, 2017 - September 29, 2017

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Across Kentucky - September 29, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 29, 2017

Teaching kitchen skills and creating better nutrition for the whole family; these were two results of Boyd County “Kids Can Cook” day camp this summer.  Local extension agent, Eugenia Wilson, says reaction to the program was so popular they extended their intended one-week effort into five separate day camps reaching about 150 families.

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Across Kentucky - September 28, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 28, 2017

Harvest time is here and that kicks into high gear the farmer roadside market season across the state.  Jeremy Hinton of Larue county talks about his market attractions where they focus on the family, fun for the kids, and harvest time.  Hinton also talks about buying an additional roadside outlet in nearby Hardin County. 

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Across Kentucky - September 27, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 27, 2017

A feature story on the Power of Produce or POP club this summer in Hardin County where participating youth got monetary rewards for doing ag education programs and taste testing at their local farmers market.  Local extension agent Dayna Parrett says this first year was a major success.

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Across Kentucky - September 26, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 26, 2017

A report on the current home owner educational program underway in Fayette County called “No P on My Lawn.”  In this case explains UK extension horticulturist< Rick Durham, the “p” is for phosphorous in fertilizers.  And while agricultural levels of this element have been decreasing in recent years, urban levels are rising, and that’s creating a problem.

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Across Kentucky - September 25, 2017
September 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 25, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had many devastating impacts on hundreds of thousands of Americans, they also had a negative impact on bee colonies in the South, and that will be impacting Kentucky.  A feature story with Dorothey Morgan, President of the Ky Queen Bee Breeders Association.Hurricanes Harvey and Irma had many devastating impacts on hundreds of thousands of Americans, they also had a negative impact on bee colonies in the South, and that will be impacting Kentucky.  A feature story with Dorothey Morgan, President of the Ky Queen Bee Breeders Association.

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Across Kentucky Promo September 18, 2017 - September 22, 2017
September 14, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo September 18, 2017 - September 22, 2017

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Across Kentucky - September 22, 2017
September 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 22, 2017

A feature report with state apiarist, Tammy Horn Potter, who suggests that beekeepers make a small investment in getting their honey ‘pollen analyzed.” She says it’s a small investment and a strong marketing tool for consumers.  She also discusses tips for getting hives ready for the coming winter season. 

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Across Kentucky - September 21, 2017
September 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 21, 2017

Feldhaus visits with Sharon Spencer who heads up the Ky Ag Dept’s farmers market program and gets a snapshot of season 2017. The program just continues to grow offering obvious economic opportunities for farmers and some unique positive economic and social impact for local communities.  

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Across Kentucky - September 20, 2017
September 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 20, 2017

Soybean growers are needed soon for a research project on weed resistance in beans.  UK postdoctoral scholar, Jerrod Penn, will be coordinating the project and says it will be done in two phases; a brief survey, and later just before harvest time they’re seeking photos of weeds in the field.  Participation could benefit local FFA chapters.

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