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Growing Kentucky’s Wheat Industry: Remembering Kentucky Farmer Don Halcomb

While every person I met had a passion for agriculture and growing opportunities for our farmers, I took special notice of Logan and Simpson Co. farmer Don Halcomb. I am sad to report, however, that I attended his funeral last month, but it was evident that the same impression he left on me was felt by hundreds if not thousands of people.

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Ky. meats are feature fare on holiday tables

Three central Kentucky producers are building successful business models while offering fresh, local meats for dinner menus. Each one loved to farm but realized without marketing the bounty, the joy of farming would merely be an expensive hobby.  They’ve succeeded in finding a variety of markets for beef, lamb, pork, chicken, turkey, duck and eggs.

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Ag Career Profile - The Egg Lady

The position of Promotions Coordinator for the Kentucky Poultry Federation fell into Cassinda Sparrow Bechanan’s lap, she said. Her two children were getting older, so she decided it was time to reenter the workforce ten years ago. It was a great fit for this former 4-Her and University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate who focused her studies on communications.

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Clay County couple sell 'local online'

Will and Maggie Bowling are the future of Kentucky Agriculture. They are also the present. The two biology graduates are using their educations, hands-on experience, and participation in the Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program (KALP) to bring locally-grown and produced food to Clay and surrounding counties.

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