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Across Kentucky Promo August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017
August 3, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017

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Across Kentucky - August 11, 2017
August 3, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 11, 2017

Johnson County tourism is kicking off two new tour packages designed to boost economic impact in that community.  Local extension agent, Brenda Cockerham, serves as the facilitator among entities from hotels to farmers, artisans to the local tourism bureau, and says their new pilot project is now underway and worth a look, on line, at: visitpaintsvilleky.com.   

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Across Kentucky - August 10, 2017
August 3, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 10, 2017

The UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment held a first ever “Bio-Tech Open House,” for high school students and their parents.  Post doctoral scholar, Ellen Crocker, was involved as the kids visited seven UK research labs, spoke with researchers about their work, and mingled with college bio-tech majors about how their studies were going.

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Across Kentucky - August 9, 2017
August 3, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 9, 2017

A feature report with Tamara Sandberg, Executive Director of the Ky Association of Food Banks about a donation made to their group that will provide refrigeration units to food pantries across the state.  Sandberg says Farm Credit Mid-America and Co Banks joined forces for that donation which will allow for more protein (beef, pork, and chicken) to be donated for feeding to the hungry.

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Across Kentucky - August 8, 2017
August 3, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 8, 2017

The Beef Network has completed its “fence line feeding” research which is designed to make winter feeding of hay to cattle, less damaging to pastures and more convenient for farmers who have to do that winter feeding.  The network’s Dan Miller says they got technical help from UK researchers and the system really can benefit producers of any size.

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Across Kentucky - August 7, 2017
August 3, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 7, 2017

A report on Kentucky Farm Bureau’s investment of $1 million in the Grain and Forage Center of Excellence at Princeton’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. Comments from Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, who describes the donations which will be two gifts over a five-year period, all aimed at enhancing the future of agriculture.  

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Promo - July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
July 27, 2017
Promo - July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017

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Across Kentucky - August 4, 2017
July 27, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 4, 2017

An update on the spread of the spotted wing drosophila in Kentucky which was spotted about five years ago, and is now beginning to have impacts on production of small fruits here like blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and grapes.  UK Entomologist, Ric Bessin, says this is now a pest that producers will have to deal with on a regular basis. 

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Across Kentucky - August 3, 2017
July 27, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 3, 2017

 A feature story with Jacob Call, Master Distiller/Operations Manager for O.Z. Distillery in Owensboro which has been awarded an ag development loan and some state and county funding to develop a cattle feedlot that will utilize their company’s processing by-products to feed their cattle.

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Across Kentucky - August 2, 2017
July 27, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 2, 2017

 A feature story with Jacob Call, Master Distiller/Operations Manager for O.Z. Distillery in Owensboro which has been awarded an ag development loan and some state and county funding to develop a cattle feedlot that will utilize their company’s processing by-products to feed their cattle.

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