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Why Rural Kentucky Needs to Vote

Why Rural Kentucky Needs to Vote

In communities across the country, children are taught from a young age about the importance of getting out on Election Day and voting. The right to vote is the cornerstone of any democracy and an important tool for making our voices heard in the political process.

Market Closes - September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020
Market Closes - September 15, 2020

CBOT futures closed lower and near the lows of the day. Live cattle closed narrowly mixed while feeder futures gained around a dollar/cwt. Except for the $1.07 gain in the October contract, Lean Hogs closed lower.

Market Closes - September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020
Market Closes - September 14, 2020

CBOT futures closed mostly higher with the significant exception of soybean meal.  Cattle futures closed strongly higher, adding to recent gains.  Lean hog futures closed lower, but sharply lower in the October and December contracts.

President's Column: Exercise Your Right to Vote
September 14, 2020
President's Column: Exercise Your Right to Vote

Unless you haven’t been watching television or listening to the radio for the past several months, you have undoubtedly seen or heard the many political ads that are currently filling the airwaves, not to mention all the print ads in newspapers and magazines, and the many social media posts related to the upcoming election.

Comment Column: The Family Farm, A Classroom Like No Other
September 14, 2020
Comment Column: The Family Farm, A Classroom Like No Other

I’m blessed to have grown up on our family farm in Clark County. It taught me the benefits of hard work as I learned through hands-on activities that took place every day. I discovered how to grow crops, care for animals, and to be a good steward of the land. It was a classroom like no other and my parents set an example that I carry with me daily.

Down the Backroads: The First Day of School
September 14, 2020
Down the Backroads:  The First Day of School

I remember well my very first day of school in 1966. I was terrified. There is no other way to describe it except to say it was sheer terror. In those days, at least where I lived, preschool and kindergarten were not an option, or at least not something included in my little country school.

Agriculture Plus Education Equals Student Success
September 14, 2020
Agriculture Plus Education Equals Student Success

As another school year starts, teachers, administrators, counselors, and district and state educational personnel are finding new ways to reach students either virtually or in person as COVID-19 restrictions linger.