Workshop helps farmers plan for next generation
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct. 6, 2010) – If statistics are any indication, farming is not a field that is attracting the young. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2005-2007 Agricultural Resource Management Survey, the average age for farmers in the five-state Appalachian Region, which includes Kentucky, is 57 years old. It is expected that over the next decade half of them will retire. And who will replace them?
KyFarmStart begins enrollment for 2011 class
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Oct 5, 2010) Rich and Michelle Hale moved to Kentucky from Indiana, bought a little spread in Anderson County and began making plans for a small Saddlebred breeding operation with a few head of cattle on the side. The Hales have been around horses for years, but beef cattle? That's unexplored territory for the couple.
UK Forestry webinar series brims with information
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 30, 2010) – University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a forestry webinar series on select Tuesdays beginning Sept. 28. The series is designed for woodland owners, farmers and others interested in woodland, timber and wildlife topics.