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Across Kentucky - November 7, 2017
November 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 7, 2017

A Harrison County family, Ben and Katie Furnish, are among the finalists in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farm Family competition. Alan Watts talks with Ben about their farming operation and what it means to their family.

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Across Kentucky - November 6, 2017
November 2, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 6, 2017

A Kentucky man is heading up the World War I Commission that recently introduced the commemorative coin that will help raise funds   to build a World War I Memorial in Washington, DC. Alan Watts visits with Terry Hamby about the memorial and the effort to build it. 

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Across Kentucky Promo October 30, 2017 - November 3, 2017
October 26, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo October 30, 2017 - November 3, 2017

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Across Kentucky - November 3, 2017
October 26, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 3, 2017

The application period for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Certified Roadside Farm Market Program is now underway for the 2018 growing season.  Feldhaus visits with farm group staffer, Fran McCall, about how the program has grown and about some of its features that members find most helpful.

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Across Kentucky - November 2, 2017
October 26, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 2, 2017

There’s a MarketReady producer training program set for Nov. 10th, in Shelby County.  Extension Associate, Alex Butler, is helping coordinate the event, which is geared to help produce growers, avoid pitfalls, and speed connections with the companies that could be buying their products on a regular basis. 

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Across Kentucky - November 1, 2017
October 26, 2017
Across Kentucky - November 1, 2017

The KY Agriculture Department and Kentucky Vegetable Growers Association are hosting a Kentucky Proud grower/buyer meeting on November 8th, at the Fayette County extension office. Vegetable group president, Joel Wilson of Pulaski County, says making these connections in the Fall should help buyers fine more producers, and give the growers more time to plan their crops for next season. 

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Across Kentucky - October 31, 2017
October 26, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 31, 2017

A feature story on today’s opening of the North American International Livestock Exposition at the KY Exposition Center in Louisville (Oct 31 – Nov 16).  Catherine Riley, assistant manager of the expo, says this is the largest purebred show of its kind in the world and discusses its international draw and she says it wouldn’t all be possible without hundreds of volunteers that make it happen.

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Across Kentucky - October 30, 2017
October 26, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 30, 2017

A report on four upcoming KCARD grant writing workshops located in Clark, Grayson, Magoffin, and McCracken Counties.  KCARD’s grant facilitator, Aaron Shapiro, offers background into these events which are geared to assist beginning level ag entrepreneurs with business planning and grant application skills.

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Across Kentucky Promo October 23, 2017 - October 27, 2017
October 19, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo October 23,2017 - October 27, 2017

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Across Kentucky - October 27, 2017
October 19, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 27, 2017

Feldhaus visits with UK ag engineer Sam McNeil, who along with UK’s Mark Purschwitz, have helped in an update of a regional manual on setting up and properly operating “alternative” methods of grain storage.  McNeil says that’s especially important in these times of ample harvests and low prices. Interested farmers can obtain order information by doing an on-line search for the publication which is named: MWPS-13.

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