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Across Kentucky - June 6, 2017
June 1, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 6, 2017

The state ag development board has just approved a major, $127,000 grant for Beef Solutions, LLC which by this fall plans to provide one-pound packages of Kentucky-grown ground beef in stores across the state.  Dave Maples with the Kentucky Cattlemens Association discusses the complexities of the project.

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

This Thursday in Lexington a UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo will be held on the Mereworth Farm.  Fayette County extension agent, Nick Carter, says for veteran farmers with existing facilities or those interested in getting into new horse handling operations, this afternoon open house can provide hands-on solutions to practical challenges. 

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Across Kentucky Promo May 29, 2017 - June 2, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo May 29, 2017 - June 2, 2017

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Across Kentucky - June 2, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 2, 2017

A report on the success with Churchill Downs’ ongoing efforts to utilize more locally-sourced produce, meats, and value added products at that world famous facility.  Executive Chef Dave Danielson say he’s all for that effort and says their success so far is due in large part to some help from “middlemen:” local  and regional food distributors who help them make those local connections.    

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Across Kentucky - June 1, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - June 1, 2017

Feldhaus visits with the Ky Ag Department’s Sharon Spencer, Director of Direct Farm Marketing Division, who discusses the statewide growth of CSA’s which provide the opportunity for fresh, locally-grown produce to consumers, and for farmers add some stability in sales and offer some capital funding before the growing season begins. 

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Across Kentucky - May 31, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 31, 2017

The Kentucky State Fair will run this year, Aug 17-27, but competitive entry deadlines are coming in early July.  State fair entries manager, Jennifer Peniston, talks about the variety of competition from quilts to fine art, and livestock to culinary presentations.  They’re expecting some 4,500 entries this year.

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Across Kentucky - May 30, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 30, 2017

The first-ever field day of UK”s Robinson Forest is on tap for this weekend.  Forest manager, Chris Osborne, says activities will include: a visit by Smokey the Bear; presentations of ongoing research by UK grad students, and some hands-on activities to learn about the wildlife diversity abundant at that facility in Breathitt County.

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Across Kentucky - May 29, 2017
May 25, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 25, 2017

The second of a two-part series with Spencer County produce farmer, Sandi Deutsche and how she and her husband combine selling at a regional farmers’ market and have developed their own set of customers, on contract, to buy their produced through a community supported agriculture arrangement.  

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Across Kentucky Promo May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017

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Across Kentucky - May 26, 2017
May 18, 2017
Across Kentucky - May 26, 2017

The Kentucky Beef Council is celebrating summer grilling season and beef month.  Alan Watts, who is sitting in for Mike Feldhaus, talks with KBC's Director of Product Marketing Katelyn Hawkins about the annual Beef Media Tour, beef recipes and the work they are doing on behalf of beef producers.

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