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Across Kentucky - June 29, 2016
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 29, 2016

Vincennes University Professor and farm mom Susan Brocksmith was selected as the 2017 Monsanto America Grows Communities Farm Mom of the Year.  Alan Watts talks with her about being selected and the message she is sharing with other women in agriculture and those who have concerns about modern agricultural practices.

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Across Kentucky - June 28, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 28, 2017

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture student Rebecca Mackey is working for Congressman James Comer this summer in Washington, DC, as the First Congressional District Agriculture Intern.  Alan Watts talks with Rebecca about her history in agriculture and what she is hoping to gain from the program.

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Across Kentucky - June 27, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 27, 2017

The eleventh Kentucky Agriculture Leadership Class will graduate in September after studying agriculture in Kentucky, California and Eastern Europe.  Alan Watts talks with University of Kentucky Ag Economist Dr. Will Snell who heads the class up with fellow UK Ag Professor Dr. Steve Isaacs.

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Across Kentucky - June 26, 2017
June 22, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 2017

A series of four popular events in western Kentucky offer children and adults an opportunity to fish, make friends, and experience the outdoors.  Alan Watts talks with Pennyrile Resource, Conservation and Development Director Charles Turner about Take Kids Fishing events.

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Across Kentucky Promo June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017
June 15, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo June 19, 2017 - June 23, 2017

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Across Kentucky - June 23, 2017
June 15, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 23, 2017

The UK Ag Department is providing an educational opportunity for some twenty urban county governments in the Bluegrass region.  Grace Coy with UK’s Urban Forest Initiative discusses some of the challenges that local government leaders face from storms, invasive species and disease that can threaten their efforts in developing and maintaining a health tree canopy in parks and community areas.     

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Across Kentucky - June 22, 2017
June 15, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 22, 2017

A feature report with Tammy Horn Potter, state apiarist in the Ky Ag Department, on the progress among corporate leaders in developing pollinator habitat with many of their facilities across the state.  Potter also discuss the “black jar” competition for beekeepers at the Ky State Fair.

Across Kentucky - June 21, 2017
June 15, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 21, 2017

Phase II of the greenhouse at Madisonville North Hopkins High School is now underway.  Local ag teacher, Alaina Lancaster, says the facility is not only a great resource for education of her students in lessons from horticulture to business, the project has significant positive impact for the entire community.

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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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