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Across Kentucky December 28, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky December 28, 2017

The “Plate It Up Kentucky Proud” program has been designed by Kentucky Proud and the extension service to encourage the citizen to buy local foods and to eat healthier. One element of that is distribution of recipe cards at farmers markets to encourage smarter eating habits.  Jessica Houlihan on the faculty of UK’s Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition explains how her students help develop recipes for this project.

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Across Kentucky - December 27, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 27, 2017

CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced palandromic repeats” and it is newly developed technology that can improve success rates in genetic engineering of plants and animals. Dr. Paul Vincelli, UK plant pathology professor, discusses that advancement, and he talks about his work in presenting the science behind the pros and cons of genetic engineering.

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Across Kentucky December 26, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky December 26, 2017

As winter time weather kicks into high gear the need to feed hay to livestock will be increasing, but so too will be scams involving hay purchases.  The Ky Ag Department’s Kim Field discusses what to watch out for and encourages buyers and sellers of hay to get a written contract. 

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Across Kentucky - December 25, 2017
December 21, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 25, 2017

A guest speaker at the upcoming state annual meetings of the fruit and vegetable grower groups (Jan 8-9) will be Tamara Sandberg with the Ky Association of Food Banks.  She details success of the “farm to food banks” program funded by the Ky Ag Dept and she’ll be encouraging more producers to participate to help feed the hungry. 

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Across Kentucky Promo December 18, 2017 - December 22, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky December 18, 2017 - December 22, 2017

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Across Kentucky - December 22, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 22, 2017

Webster County farmers are being asked to support a farm safety program and buy customized safety signs to be displayed on highways near their fields. Webster County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair, Sharon Edwards, says already about 30 farm families have purchased the signs which include their family name and choice of safety topic. Edwards says other “non-farm” entities in the community have also asked to participate.  

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Across Kentucky - December 21, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 21, 2017

A feature story with Dr. Debbie Reed, director of the Murray State Breathitt Veterinary Medical Center who discusses the cooperative tuition program for Kentucky students available through Auburn University.  Reed was also recently named 2017 Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year, the highest honor awarded by KVMA, the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.

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Across Kentucky - December 20, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 20, 2017

Still looking for a Christmas gift idea?  How about giving a hay test? The Ky Ag Department’s hay testing specialist, Kimberly Field, says she’s never done a gift certificate before but would be willing if anyone asked.  She explains the low-cost testing system to quantify nutrient content for effective animal feeding, saying it’s the only one of its kind in the nation.

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Across Kentucky - December 19, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 19, 2017

Mason County farmers have developed a “book barn” mobile library to share with its community schools. That project has been selected for national display at the American Farm Bureau convention next month in Nashville.  Mason County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chair, Sally Walton, is feature. 

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Across Kentucky - December 18, 2017
December 14, 2017
Across Kentucky - December 18, 2017

Keeping positive momentum going with the state ag development movement; that’s a major goal in legislative priorities for Kentucky Farm Bureau.  Farm group president Mark Haney is featured discussing a few state issues on the priority list developed at the group’s recent annual meeting, for the upcoming regular session of the General Assembly. 

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