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Across Kentucky - October 26, 2017
October 19, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 26, 2017

A feature report with Kate Werle a co-owner and operator of W W Veterinary Services in Madison County.  She and husband, Nick, also a veterinarian recently qualified for a Kentucky Ag Finance Corporation “beginning farmer” loan wit which to buy a small farm and start their own cattle operation.  Kate describes the process which was surprisingly uncomplicated and made possible the purchase of their “starter farm.”

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Across Kentucky - October 25, 2017
October 19, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 25, 2017

The Franklin County farmers’ market recently qualified for a $200,000 USDA grant to help local farmers increase sales while improving community access to fresh food. Project coordinator, Connie Lemley, explains they’ll be hiring a full-time community engagement coordinator.  They’ll also be considering development of pilot projects for “farm to workplace deliveries,” and for a “mobile farmers’ market.” 

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Across Kentucky - October 24, 2017
October 19, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 24, 2017

The third quarter “Marketbasket survey” taken on forty staple food items in Kentucky shows that check-out tab at $115.63, up only 17 cents from the second quarter total.  Farm group communications director B. Todd Bright is featured providing some of the ups and down among the general food categories in the price tally.

Across Kentucky - October 23, 2017
October 19, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 23, 2017

A report on the development of a new mobile app that can assist farmers in making “real time” sales decision right from their field.  The Ky Soybean Board funded the research and UK ag economics professor, Jordan Shockley, helped in its development. The device is available on either the Apple or Android platform and can calculate considerations from transportation expenses to elevator fee schedules. 

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Across Kentucky Promo October 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017
October 12, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo October 16, 2017 - October 20, 2017

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Across Kentucky - October 20, 2017
October 12, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 20, 2017

The Kentucky Center for Ag and Rural Development, KCARD, has two workshops coming up at the end of the month in Warren and Clay Counties. The center’s Aaron Shapiro discusses the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program which can help with funding for ag entrepreneurs to take the next step in developing their agribusinesses. 

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Across Kentucky - October 19, 2017
October 12, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 19, 2017

Feldhaus visits with Preston Correll, a partner in Marksbury Farm Foods, a specialty livestock processing facility in Garrard County. Correll talks about a recent ag development grant that will allow them to increase their capacity for poultry processing. The company has also opened a restaurant in Lexington which is expanding the market for their poultry products.

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Across Kentucky - October 18, 2017
October 12, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 18, 2017

An update on the beginning farmer loans available through the Ky Ag Finance Corporation.  Assistant Executive Director, Bill McCloskey, says the program works with local lenders providing low interested money that is making it possible for younger farmers to take their operations to the next level.

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Across Kentucky - October 17, 2017
October 12, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 17, 2017

“Going mobile,” is what Dr. Uneeda Bryant has been doing for the UK Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory by doing educational presentations on the lab’s mission and activities at regional schools.  Bryan discusses a recent “hands on” workshop she presented at West Jessamine Middle School.

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Across Kentucky - October 16, 2017
October 12, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 16, 2017

A feature report about the Eastern Kentucky hay contest conducted through UK’s Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability in Breathitt County.  Tom Keene, UK agronomy specialist, says the competition highlights the value of hay testing to better balance winter cattle feeding rations, which ultimately improves the farmer’s bottom line.

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