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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.

Across Kentucky - July 9, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 9, 2019

Kentucky 4-H President Gloria Bolin says he is looking forward to a busy year wearing the green jacket as she leads the organization.  Bolin says her plans for the organization include etiquette training and helping members understand what the important role of agents and leaders in their lives.

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Across Kentucky - July 8, 2019
July 2, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 8, 2019

A young man from Morgantown will help lead the Kentucky 4-H organization during the next year.  State Vice President Luke Jacobs says he wants to increase awareness about 4-H and help younger members learn about opportunities they have.

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Across Kentucky Promo July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

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Across Kentucky - July 5, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 5, 2019

Some farmers in Central and Western Kentucky are raising a different type of tobacco that will bring them a premium price at the market.  Christian County Agriculture Extension Agent Matt Futtrell talks about the increase in the amount of wrapper tobacco that is being grown, what the tobacco is used for and why tobacco companies are choosing Kentucky growers.

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Across Kentucky - July 4, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 4, 2019

Farmers who produce hay and rely on cover crops for grazing will have a shorter window for acres included in Preventive Plant because of the wet Spring and flooding.  United States Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency Administrator Martin Barbree talks about when farmers can begin grazing and harvesting hay, and the reason behind the change.

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Across Kentucky - July 3, 2019
June 27, 2019
Across Kentucky - July 3, 2019

Retiring Kentucky Cooperative Agriculture Extension Agent Association President Greg Comer says he has enjoyed his year leading the organization.  Comer talks about the members, the important role of the Cooperative Extension Service and what he enjoys most about serving as an extension agent.

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