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Across Kentucky Promo August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo August 28, 2017 -  September 1, 2017

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Across Kentucky - September 1, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - September 1, 2017

A feature report on the newly rebuilt Bluegrass Stockyards in Lexington, which will hold a ribbon cutting on Sep 8, and accept its first run of cattle on Sep 11.  The stockyards’ chief operating office, Jim Akers, has been overseeing construction in northern Fayette County.  He’s extremely excited about the features of the new facility and feels that cattlemen far and wide will be please with it as well. 

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Across Kentucky - August 31, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 31, 2017

The UK Ag Economics Team has scored a “repeat” as national champions in the national Academics Bowl hosted by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, held this past July in Chicago.  Team coach, Jerrod Penn, explains how this Jeopardy-like contest works, how his team prepared for it, and offers some insight into how they “repeated.”

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Across Kentucky - August 30, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 30, 2017

The latest set of approvals for Beginning Farmer Loans and Ag Infrastructure Loans has been released by the Ky Ag Finance Corporation (KAFC). CEO of that agency Bill McCloskey talks about how their low interest loans can help commercial ag lenders go further in their efforts to help young farmers get started, and help others expand.

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Across Kentucky - August 29, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 29, 2017

An update with the new executive director of the American Black Hereford Association, with its beef breed national headquarters now setting up shop in Bowling Green.  Association CEO, Brian Chism, talks about their initial $100,000 state ag development grant and the job ahead for them, among county committees, in trying to raise matching funds.

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Across Kentucky - August 28, 2017
August 23, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 28, 2017

A preview of “the” winter weather forecast with Pete Geiger, editor of the “Farmers’ Almanac,” and he’s calling for “wild” and “quirky” in terms of temperatures and precipitation for Kentucky over the winter months.  He also discusses some of this year’s features in the publication including tips with vinegar to keep spiders out of your home.  

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Across Kentucky Promo August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky Promo August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017

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Across Kentucky - August 25, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 25, 2017

The Kentucky Beef Council tried something new this summer; a TeachPrime educational development workshop for educators. Niki Ellis with the Council says it gave the educators some hands on experience in actually cutting meat and in learning the issues of the beef industry.  It was so successful they’re contemplating a similar series for later this fall. 

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Across Kentucky - August 24, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 24, 2017

A series of six, multi-county Master Cattleman courses will be running for ten weeks this fall, giving local producers an educational opportunity to take their operations to the next level.  UK’s Ben Crites helps coordinate the effort which in a few short years has already trained over 400 participants in advanced cattle production practices.

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Across Kentucky - August 23, 2017
August 17, 2017
Across Kentucky - August 23, 2017

Some 16 Junior Chef teams are competing for pride and for scholarships at the Kentucky State Fair this week.  Tina Garland with the Kentucky Agriculture Department says this program has been underway for five years now, continues to expand to more schools, and offers a creative outlet for youngsters with culinary skills.

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