A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 11
Thursday, June 8, 2023
On Dairy Month, who produces
the best milk in Kentucky?
Ping Dairy in Pulaski County is the reigning winner of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council’s (KDDC) Highest Milk Quality Award. Members of the Ping family are, from left: Andrea, Adam, Brooklyn, and Haley, along with Haley’s boyfriend, Jaden, who works full-time at the family’s dairy. The Ping family also won the most recent Top Quality Herd Award given by the council last year, and five of the past six awards in that category. (KDDC photo)
Vet shortage group meets
to discuss issues, solutions

"We’re one of the few states who are facing the challenge head on," said Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, far right.
Nelson Co. educator named
Ky. Ag Teacher of the Year

John Hammond gives his students the freedom to explore more in the world of agriculture outside of the classroom.
Finalists selected for $10,000 conservation award

The winner(s) will be revealed July 11 at the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts’ convention in Bowling Green.
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky’s top five counties for most acres of farmland are all in the western end of the state. They are: No. 1 Christian County (320,808 acres), No. 2 Logan County (267,354), No. 3 Graves County (238,997), No. 4 Daviess County (188,076), and No. 5 Henderson County (171,999).
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