Kentucky Proud Connection 2013

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer welcomed the University of Pikeville as the fifth member of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm to Campus Program in an event today at the City View Café on the UPIKE campus.

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer hailed a banner year for Kentucky agriculture and laid out a vision of effective government that works with the private sector in his annual State of Kentucky Agriculture address during the Commodity Luncheon at Kentucky Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Meeting in Louisville.

When Agriculture Commissioner James Comer learned that the orchard, which had just joined Kentucky Proud, had a surplus of pecans it needed to sell, he asked the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's marketing staff to help the Kights find new markets.

Kentucky agricultural cash receipts could approach or possibly exceed, $6 billion in 2013, boosted by exceptionally strong equine, poultry and cattle markets, according to agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau on the concluding day of the organization's 94th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County's Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County's Fritz Giesecke as Second Vice-President.

Tony Brannon of Murray State University was named the Region II Outstanding Career and Technical Educator by the Association for Career and Technical Education on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas.