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UK equine field day to be held Sept. 5 at Weber’s Retired Horses in Princeton; event is free, open to public

By Holly Wiemers University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Ag Equine Programs will host an equine field day from 3:30 until 8 p.m. (Central time) on Sept. 5 at Weber’s Retired Horses LLC, 1013 Dripping Springs Road in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. “The Weber’s are an excellent example of the benefits of resource conservation...

Rural Blog: A ‘Quiet crisis’ is confronting agriculture as farmland continues to decrease

(Graphic from Census of Agriculture)   The amount of U.S. farmland is decreasing at a rapid rate, “with the country losing three acres of farmland every minute,” at a time when experts say more land will be needed to grow enough food to feed the world, reports Agri-Pulse, a Washington newsletter.   The recently released Census of Agriculture reports that American farmland dropped...

Until biomass-for-fuels idea takes hold,
other uses sought for crops like switchgrass

Crops like switchgrass also can be harvested like hay and used for feeding livestock. (Photo provided by Tim Thornberry)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward contributor   In the last few years there have been many projects conducted in the state related to the research of alternative energy sources both from the public and private sectors. These projects have looked at a variety of fuel stocks,...