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Checking cows while it's still cool in the morning
Photo By Scott Sanders, Sanwood Farms

Replacing the Knock-Outs by Kelly Jackson


This Week’s Garden Tip     08/29/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office   Replacing the Knock-Outs Rose Rosette is a severely damaging disease to nearly all cultivated
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Photo Gallery - Industrial Hemp Open House At Davis Farm


The News and Ag Edge were among those who spent nearly two hours on the Davis Farm near Pembroke learning more about Industrial Hemp Monday, August 25th.  The event was hosted by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, U. S. Senator's Rand Paul's Deputy State Director Rachel McCubbin and Kentucky Hemp Commission member Katie Moyer.

Industrial Hemp Open House At Davis Farm


Those supporting industrial hemp production in Kentucky say they are please with the Hemp Pilot Projects in the state, including one that is being grown on the Jeff Davis farm near Pembroke ...Read More

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson - Rhododendron Dieback


This Week’s Garden Tip     08/22/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office   Rhododendron Dieback One problem showing up in landscapes is a canker disease causing wilt and dieback
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Photo Gallery - Cutting Dark Tobacco at Blackpatch Farms


Blackpatch farms was cutting dark tobacco later in the day so the tobacco would not burn in the sun. The crew walked through the tobacco, carefully laying it down after it was cut to avoid breaking any leaves off the plants. The Ag Edge was there to bring you a glimpse of this process.

Photo Gallery - Housing Dark Tobacco at Blackpatch Farms


Blackpatch Farms had acres of dark tobacco cut and on scaffold wagons. The Ag Edge caught up with the Blackpatch crew to observe them housing dark tobacco in the barn. 

Photo Gallery - 51st Annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast


Kentucky Farm Bureau hosted the 21st Annual Country Ham Breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair Thursday, August 21.  The Grand Champion Ham from Broadbent B & B Foods sold for a record $2 million dollars.  Ag Edge photographer Susan Watts was among the 1,600 people who attended the breakfast.

 

Kentucky Senate Candidates Discuss Farm Bill


Kentucky's United States Senate candidates agree that the 2014 Farm Bill is a positive for Kentucky Farmers, with one candidate critical of the others alleged lack of involvement ...Read More

Horse Safety Campaign


University of Kentucky HealthCare, in partnership with UK colleges of Public Health and Agriculture, Food and Environment and in conjunction with close to 50 community, equine and medical organizations, has released two new educational booklets within the Saddle Up Safely educational partnership ...Read More

Beshear Discusses Ag Economy And Health Care


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he is pleased with the progress being made by the state's ag economy and the results of KYNECT ...Read More

Photo Gallery - Seven Springs Farms Shelling Corn


Seven Springs Farms was shelling corn in Christian County. There were four 30 row Combines on the job with several tractors pulling trailers on them to dump the corn into the bins. The Ag Edge was there to bring you these photos.

Photo Gallery - Dairy Cattle At The Kentucky State Fair


Dairy cattle are among the highlights of the first week of the Kentucky State Fair.  Ag Edge photographer Alan Watts was on hand when some of the dairy cattle were in the show ring.
 

Photo Gallery - Country Hams at the Kentucky State Fair


The Kentucky State Fair Country Ham competition is continuing to grow with the implementation of the youth ham competition.  Ag Edge photographer Alan Watts was on hand while the hams were being judged.
 
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Photo Gallery - Kentucky State Fair Exhibits


A wide variety of exhibits can be seen each year at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.  Ag Edge photographers Susan and Alan Watts have a sample.
 

Photo Gallery - Kentucky State Fair Livestock On Exhibit


The second week of the Kentucky State Fair features livestock on show and exhibit.  Animals include horses, beef cattle, sheep and swine.  Ag Edgephotographer Susan Watts provides a look at the livestock at the fair.
 

Kentucky Farm Bureau U S Senate Forum


The Kentucky Farm Bureau board of directors listened to United States Senator Mitch McConnell and democratic challenger, Secretary of State, Alison Grimes during acandidate forum Wednesday, August 20.  News and Farm Director Alan Watts was among those on hand for the forum.
 

Photo Gallery TWO - Lone Star Rodeo on Saturday Night


The Cattlemen's Association brought the Lone Star Rodeo to Hopkinsville over the weekend to thrill the crowds that filled the bleachers, with chuck wagon races, cowgirl calf roping and barrel racing, cowboy calf roping and bull riding. A Rodeo Clown entertained the crowd all night!

Photo Galley ONE - Lone Star Rodeo on Saturday Night


The Cattlemen's Association brought the Lone Star Rodeo to Hopkinsville over the weekend to thrill the crowds that filled the bleachers, with chuck wagon races, cowgirl calf roping and barrel racing, cowboy calf roping and bull riding. A Rodeo Clown entertained the crowd all night!

Photo Gallery TWO - Lone Star Rodeo on Friday Night


The Cattlemen's Association brought the Lone Star Rodeo to Hopkinsville over the weekend to thrill the crowds that filled the bleachers, with chuck wagon races, cowgirl calf roping and barrel racing, cowboy calf roping and bronc riding. A Rodeo Clown entertained the crowd all night!

Photo Gallery ONE - Lone Star Rodeo on Friday Night


The Cattlemen's Association brought the Lone Star Rodeo to Hopkinsville over the weekend to thrill the crowds that filled the bleachers, with chuck wagon races, cowgirl calf roping and barrel racing, cowboy calf roping and bronc riding. The Rodeo Clown entertained the crowd all night!

Photo Gallery - Lone Star Special Rodeo


The Lone Star Rodeo served up some cattle roping, bucking bronks, barrel racing, roping calves and a clown that shared some fun. Everyone enjoyed the Rodeo, and then they were treated to lunch, roping a steer head, inflatables and finished up with a hay ride. A great time was had by everyone and the Ag Edge was there. The Lone Star rodeo is brought to you by the Cattlemen's Association.

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson - Preventive Plant Health Care


This Week’s Garden Tip     08/15/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office   Preventive Plant Health Care By determining potential landscape disease problems prior to planting, land

Photo Gallery - Lighting Up to Fire Dark Tobacco


Blackpatch Farms began firing their dark tobacco. Pictured are Steve, Jessica and Jake Brashears readying the barn and lighting the fires to cure their dark tobacco. 

Photo Gallery - 2014 Kentucky State Fair


Alan Watts is at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Alan took these pictures so we could have a look at the Fair! Alan took pictures of tobacco in planters, hands of tobacco, fresh vegetables and more. These pictures are brought you by H & R Agri-Power.

Photo Gallery - Oiling & Topping Dark Tobacco at Blackpatch Farms


Workers were busy oiling and topping dark tobacco at Blackpatch Farms. The Ag Edge was there and took these pictures for you to see.

Photo Gallery - 2014 Trigg Co. Annual Farm Bureau Meeting


The Annual Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting was held at the Lexie Bush Convention Center in Trigg County. Reports were given, people were recognized and the food was delicious. The Annual Meeting was a success that ended with some Resolutions being sent to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation following the meeting. The Ag Edge was there to bring you these pictures including a story on the News Edge.

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson


Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office  Managing Wasps and Hornets Wasp stings are a serious health threat to humans and animals.
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Photo Gallery - Antique Tractor Drive in Trigg & Christian Counties


There were lots of antique tractors gathered at Kyler Bridge Company on 139 South to take part in the Antique Tractor Drive, which wound it's way through Trigg and Christian Counties. There were lots of gleaming eyes for these antique tractors and the Ag Edge was there to capture the event for you to see!