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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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Across Kentucky Promo October 9, 2017 - October 13, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo October 9, 2017 - October 13, 2017

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Across Kentucky - October 13, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 13, 2017

Boyle County has tried something a little new; they’ve developed a brochure/guide for self touring “out of the way” attractions across their county.  Jacob Panky explains that along with attractions, the “Off  the Beaten Path” publication contains facts about the economic importance of agriculture to the community.  By all counts, the brochure has been a hit and Panky is hopeful another entity will take it over, make improvements and do another printing of the publication.

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Across Kentucky - October 12, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 12, 2017

Mulberry Orchard roadside market in Shelby County started out over a decade ago as a beef cattle operation.  The family then moved into corn, soybeans, hay and tobacco; and to improve cash flow developed a roadside market along with 3,000 fruit trees.  Feldhaus visits with market operator Amanda Gajdzik. 

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Across Kentucky - October 11, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 11, 2017

A report on “First Impressions,” an evaluation program available to communities through CEDIK, the Community and Economic Development Initiative within the UK College of Ag, Food and Environment.  CEDIK’s Melissa Bond says it offers candid feedback on a community’s strengths and challenges, and how to develop a plan for improvement.

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Across Kentucky - October 10, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 10, 2017

Bath County’s Mike Bach, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Farmer of the Year, will head to Georgia next week to the Sun Belt Expo to compete in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year competition.  Bach talks a little about his farm philosophy and about being impressed with the panel of judges who came to his farm to evaluate his family operation.

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Across Kentucky - October 9, 2017
October 5, 2017
Across Kentucky - October 5, 2017

The next two weeks are the height of fall leaf color change across Kentucky, and extension forester, Laurie Thomas, says the display in our state stacks up with any in the country.  She also explains the impact of day length and sugar content on leaf color; and she provides a web site that tracks color change by region.The next two weeks are the height of fall leaf color change across Kentucky, and extension forester, Laurie Thomas, says the display in our state stacks up with any in the country.  She also explains the impact of day length and sugar content on leaf color; and she provides a web site that tracks color change by region.

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