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Rudy Feeding the Chickens
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Photo Gallery - Planting Winter Canola


Joseph Sisk and his staff planted Canola on Sisk Farms in South Christian and Trigg Counties in mid-September.  Ag Edge photographer Susan Watts is following the Canola crop through the season.

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Breathitt Veterinary Center Groundbreaking


Work can now officially begin on the construction of the new Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center ...Read More

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson


Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office This Week's Garden Tip 9/19/14 Fall Landscape Care So often we hear that fall or winter is a particularly good time to do certain things in the landscape. This is usually due to the fact that plants hav

Photo Gallery - Kubota Days at H & R Agri-Power in Hopkinsville


Kubota Days was held at H & R Agri-Power in Hopkinsville. Alan Watts and George the Sock Monkey were there to talk about the amazing Kubota lineup of Commercial and Home mowers, and the Kubota lineup of products.

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson - Fall Army Worms


This Week’s Garden Tip     09/05/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office   The Fall Armyworm Although usually a production agriculture problem, this week Fall Armyworm reminded m

H & R Agripower Hosts United Way Fundraising Carnival


H & R Agripower hosted a United Way fundraising carnival Wednesday, September 17.  The carnival featured hot dogs cooked by Sam Cherry, snow cones and games.  Ag Edge photographer Susan Watts shares some of the highlights.

 

Gardening Tips by Kelly Jackson - Lawn and Garden Safety


This Week’s Garden Tip     09/12/14 Kelly Jackson Christian County Extension Office   Lawn & Garden Safety  Each year more than 235,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn an

Photo Gallery - Simmental Cattle On Hillview Farm In Herndon


Ag Edge photographer Susan Watts shares some photos of Simmental cattle herd on Hillview Farms in Herndon.  Among the three new baby calves is at least one calf that was the result of embryo transfer technology.
 

Photo Gallery - 2014 Trigg Co. Progressive Farm Safety Day


The Trigg County Progressive Farm Safety Day 2014 was held at the Mize Farm in Trigg County. This event was made possible by Trigg County Farm Bureau Federation, R.B. Farms and Hancock's Neighborhood Market.

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.

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. 
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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.
 

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.
 

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 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.

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.