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Agriculture

  • Quarles touts ‘ag tags’

    Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles was in Bardstown Tuesday to meet with members of two student agriculture groups and promote Kentucky’s vehicle license plates known as “ag tags.”

    The specialty plates, which have the logos of the two student groups, FFA and 4-H, and the farm marketing program Kentucky Proud, cost $10 more than the standard $21 license plate, but that extra 10 bucks is evenly divided to provide funds for those three programs. Half of the money stays in the county where it’s generated.

  • Farmers donate rescue tube to firefighters

    With his body compressed, it has become difficult to breath. He’s running out of time, and rescuers need to act fast. Grain bins can become a deadly hazard to farmers in a matter of seconds, and with two dozen entrapment incidents and more than a dozen deaths reported in the U.S. last year, rural areas need to be better prepared in the event of an accident. The education of farmers and the training of firefighters and other first-responders is something state agriculture officials are emphasizing, even at the local level.

  • Farm Bureau receives Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Nelson County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award honors county women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau. Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families, is the state’s largest general farm organization.

  • Nelson County Farm Bureau receives 2017 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Nelson County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

    The award honors a county’s Young Farmer Committee for its participation in Farm Bureau leadership development programs, state competitions, and educational or promotional initiatives.

    Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization.

  • BACKYARD GARDENER:Messy gardens are beneficial during the winter months

    Kristopher Fante

    Agriculture Columnist

    Many gardeners this time of the year are itching to get out in the perennial garden and clean everything up and make a nice tidy space that’s ready to hit the ground running for next spring. After all, isn’t a neat and tidy garden that doesn’t have any dead plant material the protocol to follow?

  • BACKYARD GARDENER: If you’re looking for ‘Aster-nomical’ fall color ...
  • Fegenbush named to ‘Farmers Hall of Fame’

    A man who would be easily recognized by anyone paying a visit to the Bardstown Farmer’s Market joined the Farmers Hall of Fame Tuesday night during the Nelson County Farm Bureau annual meeting at the Civic Center.

    Vice President P.J. Milburn announced Maurice “Apple” Fegenbush as the recipient of the annual recognition.

    “This year’s winner has been a lifelong farmer of many crops since he can remember,” Milburn said.

  • Fall is the best time to grown green manure cover crops for your garden

    By Chris Coulter

    Agriculture Columnist

    Labor Day often marks a psychological ending to the summer growing season, if not a biological one.

  • Jake Bishop is new member of American Angus Association

    Jake Bishop, of Cox’s Creek, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

  • Clara Bishop is new member of American Angus Association

    Clara Bishop, of Cox’s Creek, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.