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Friday, December 8, 2023

Vol. 16 | No. 23

Dr. Mark Roozen hired

as Kentucky's deputy state veterinarian

“When I first met Dr. Roozen, his dedication to veterinarians and the agriculture community was immediately recognized,” State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Velasco said. “His unique background and experience are a welcome addition to our already impressive team. We are eager to get him onboard and continue the work our office does for animal and public health.”

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Encounter reindeer up close

at Warren County farm

Visitors can get in a pen with 10 of these mysterious animals at The Reindeer Farm through Saturday, Dec. 23.

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KDA invites students to enter annual Poster & Essay Contest

Students in grades K-12 may submit a poster, an essay of 500 words or less, or a digital entry postmarked by March 8, 2024.

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2024 KDA internship application period now open

A completed application, résumé, cover letter, and three references must be postmarked by Jan. 5, 2024.

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More agriculture-related headlines in the news

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Three northern Kentucky wineries win Commissioner's Cups

Quarles talks accomplishments over eight years as ag commissioner

Ky. group finalizes recommendations to attract more large animal vets

Chronic Wasting Disease confirmed in Kentucky for first time

Webster Co. farmer Eddie Melton elected president of Ky. Farm Bureau

Daviess County woman wins Kentucky Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Allen, Nicholas countians win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Pulaski Elementary teacher wins KFB’s Excellence in Ag Literacy Award

42 young Kentucky farmers receive KFB Gold Star Awards

UK student’s cover crop research is revolutionizing corn production

41 groups complete Ky. Farm to School Challenge; three winners chosen

Kentucky farm cash receipts projected to fall slightly in 2024

Ky. agriculture navigating 2024 economic headwinds and opportunities

Barriers for entering ag industry significant for first-generation farmers

Women Leading Kentucky honors chef Ouita Michel with award

Kentucky Distillers’ Association announces new board officers, directors

First Equine Is For All event teaches Ky. students about equine industry

Are your horses ready for Kentucky's winter weather?

Keeneland catalogs 1,401 horses to January Horses of All Ages Sale

Ky. embraces its fruit-growing heritage with festivals, farmers' markets

Three reports of 'adverse events' in Ky. linked to recalled applesauce

Don’t eat pre-cut cantaloupe if the source is unknown, CDC warns

H-2A labor will cost higher for farmers and ranchers in 2024

James B. Beam Institute opens registration for 2024 bourbon conference

USDA now accepting applications for farm loans online

Pre-register by Dec. 22 for Ky. Fruit & Vegetable Conference on Jan. 3-4

And in case you missed it ...

Feral ‘super pigs’ are virtually impossible to eradicate

Kentucky farm fact

The top 10 most populous equine breeds in the Kentucky, according to the 2022 Equine Survey, are: Thoroughbreds (48,500), Quarter Horses (35,000), Walking Horses (28,500), donkeys and mules (13,500), Saddlebreds (12,000), Mountain Horse breeds (10,500), Standardbreds (9,200), Warmbloods (7,000), pony breeds (6,400), and Miniature Horses (6,100).

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