Kentucky Proud Connection 2013

The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission on Thursday directed Kentucky Department of Agriculture staff to begin writing regulations governing industrial hemp production in the commonwealth and voted to serve notice to the federal government that Kentucky is moving forward.

Longtime Kentucky agriculture leader Warren Beeler earned another accolade in a ceremony during the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Roundup of college alumni Friday in Lexington.

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer recently spoke to Kentucky Farm Bureau's Mike Feldhaus about the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's new Mobile Science Activity Centers that travel to schools all over Kentucky to teach students about agriculture. (audio)

For the third year in a row, Kentucky's Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in rural Washington County is the official wine of the Catalina Film Festival in California.

Kentucky Proud has been designated a trademark of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the mark this week, effectively making Kentucky Proud a national brand.

A sellout crowd of 75 guests at Number 9 Steakhouse enjoyed dishes made from foods grown, raised, or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians and prepared by one of Madisonville's leading chefs.

Kentucky's equine industry had a total economic impact of almost $3 billion and generated 40,665 jobs last year, according to the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey. The tax contribution of the equine industry to Kentucky was approximately $134 million.