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President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Forestry Industry Provides Value-Added Opportunities
May 9, 2019
Forestry Industry Provides Value-Added Opportunities

When thinking of Kentucky agriculture, many crops could come to mind including corn, soybeans, wheat, and tobacco, to name a few.  But timber may not often be thought of as a crop. 

Kentucky Hemp Forum: State and national leaders discuss the possibilities of this "new" crop
May 9, 2019
Kentucky Hemp Forum:  State and national leaders discuss the possibilities of this "new" crop

The 2014 Farm Bill paved the way for hemp production on a research level in this country after a long hiatus partially due to its placement on the Controlled Substance list in 1970. The 2018 Farm Bill took away legal obstacles, allowing it to once again become an agricultural commodity. 

EPA Administrator Visits with State Ag Leaders and Producers
May 9, 2019
EPA Administrator Visits with State Ag Leaders and Producers

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler paid a visit to Kentucky last month to discuss a number of agriculture-related topics and to hear from farmers and industry representatives.

Across Kentucky May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019
May 9, 2019
Across Kentucky May 13, 2019 - May 17, 2019

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Across Kentucky - May 17, 2019
May 9, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 17, 2019

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the equine industry has a large impact on the state of Kentucky.  Commissioner Quarles discusses how horses make a difference, the Kentucky Proud Program and agricultural hemp with host Alan Watts.

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Across Kentucky - May 16, 2019
May 9, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 16, 2019

The Kentucky Agriculture Training School next week will take farmers, crop advisers and others back to the basics in the field.  Dr. Travis Leglighter talks about the school that will take place at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, the topics that will be covered and details how people can sign up to attend.

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