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Across Kentucky - June 20, 2017
June 15, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 20, 2017

 The Garrard County conservation district was approved for a recent Ag Development grant for a shared use equipment project.  Local conservation district leader Kathy Simpson says, while the grant was small compared to many, it provides some very helpful equipment rental opportunities that allow farmers to rent rather than buy some expensive equipment they’d use only once or twice a year.

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Across Kentucky - June 19, 2017
June 15, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 19, 2017

Making connections between ag interests and leaders in manufacturing is the goal of a meeting serried next week in Bath, Shelby, and Caldwell Counties.  The Ky Ag Department’s Tim Hughes says the department wants to make sure those two sectors are well aware of the potential for developing new business opportunities utilizing “local” resources. 

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Across Kentucky Promo June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017
June 8, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo June 12, 2017 - June 16, 2017

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Across Kentucky - June 16, 2017
June 8, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 16, 2017

National Pollinator Week is set for June 19-25 and Kentucky’s state apiarist for the state ag department, Tammy Horn Potter, is featured talking about progress and developments with the state’s new “pollinator protection plan.”  A special stake holder meeting is set for Monday, June 19 in Frankfort at 1 p.m.

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Across Kentucky - June 15, 2017
June 8, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 15, 2017

Today is opening day for the statewide nomination period for FSA county committee membership.  Mitch Dunn with the state FSA office talks about the important roles of these committee members, some of the qualifications necessary for service, and about their efforts to increase voting participation. 

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Across Kentucky - June 14, 2017
June 8, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 14, 2017

 Over the years the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s television program “Bluegrass and Backroads,” has garnered three Emmys and more than a dozen Emmy nominations.  One of the program’s producers, Matt Hilton, says the group will soon be hosting its second annual tour, taking interested participants to some of the past “shoot locations” featured in past programs; this fall headed to the Bowling Green area.

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Across Kentucky - June 13, 2017
June 8, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 13, 2017

The Russell County Conservation District office was recently successful in obtaining a small grant from the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy for purchase of some “turtle tubes” used in grain bin rescue efforts.  Conservation leader, Jennifer Hardwick, says they’re also obtaining some “harness kits” for local farmers to use in preventing accidents in grain bins.

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Across Kentucky - June 12, 2017
June 8, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 12, 2017

Two major ag production surveys are winding down and Dave Knopf, regional office director for NASS, the National Ag Statistics Service, says findings will be revealed June 30.  Data should give farmers additional insight into production figures that can help them determine marketing strategies for their crops. 

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Across Kentucky Promo June 5, 2017 - June 9, 2017
June 1, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo June 5, 2017 - June 9, 2017

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Across Kentucky - June 9, 2017
June 1, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 9, 2017

An update on the UK MarketReady project which can provide extensive training for Kentucky farmers considering who are considering marketing their own crops and value added products.  UK extension associate, Alex Butler, talks about some of the significant challenges that face these farmers, but he says his agency stands ready to help.    

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