Kentucky Proud Connection 2013

Kentucky wineries will hold up their best wines to the scrutiny of nationally recognized judges in the inaugural Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition July 27 in Louisville.

Kentucky's dairy farmers and processors provide dairy products that supply calcium, protein, vitamins, and minerals. But many do even more, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said as he commemorated June Dairy Month in Kentucky.

Boyle County, the Region 12 champion, and Montgomery County, the Region 10 champion, will be among the teams competing for the Farm to School Junior Chef championship at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville in August.

The first two Community Supported Agriculture programs, known as CSAs, began in Madisonville in 2010. Another one joined this year. The county also has a thriving farmers' market.