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State and local officials are continuing to encourage farmers and residents of western Kentucky to share the road ...Read More
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The Trigg County FFA officers and advisors Karen Nolcox and Jodi P'Pool kicked off National FFA Week with a vist on the WKDZ Country Club.   
It was Farm Safety Day at Seven Springs for local farmers in the area. Topic of discussion was AED's and CPR.
Five Trigg County 4-H Livestock Club members competed in the Kentucky 4-H Skillathon Contest Saturday at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green
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Alan Watts was at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY and he sends these photos. Trigg Co. FFA Chapter was also in attendance.
Trigg County farmers will have three opportunities this week to update pesticide applicator training certification ...Read More
Alan Watts talks with Robert Alexander of the Hopkinsville Farm Credit Services at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts talks with Joe Powell of Beck's Hydrids at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts continues to be at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and he sends these pictures.
Why Fast Trees? Last week I addressed the issue with trees sold as “fast-growing” and the various maintenance problems they have.  Bradford Pear trees was one example of a fast-growing tree
Alan Watts attended the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville and he brings us these pictures.
Alan Watts talks with the President of H&R Agri-Power Wayne Hunt at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Max Armstrong talks with Alan Watts at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts talks with Kent Boyd, President of the Kentucky Farm Bureau during the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Josh Jackson with the University of Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture talks with Alan Watts at the National Farm Machinery Show.  
Alan Watts talks with Ross Morgan at the National Farm Macinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts talks with the Christian County FFA during the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Alan Watts talked with Lori and Ty Young at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville.  
Why Slow Trees? Generally speaking, people tend to be impatient. We like fast food, we like tv on-demand
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Western Kentucky Ag Expo Comments

Markin Consulting is asking for comments about the proposed Western Kentucky Ag Expo Center.  Click on the link below to participate.
Soon you’ll be receiving seed catalogs for the 2017 vegetable-growing season.
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It's always a big day when FFA Tractor Day takes place at Christian County High School. Click for video of the tractors.
News and Farm Director Alan Watts recently talked with Orion Samuelson about agriculture and his legendary career in farm broadcasting.  Samuelson was recently the featured speaker at the Murray State University Soybean Promotion Day sponsored by the
A large crowd of farmers and members of the agribusiness community listened to farm broadcasting legend Orion Samuelson and DTN Market Analyst Darin Newsome Tuesday, January 24. 
2017 Theodore Klein Winners Part 2 In last week’s article I introduced three of the Theodore Klein Plant Award winners for 2017
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The Theodore Klein Plant Award recognizes woody ornamentals and perennials
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The UK Winter Wheat Meeting was held at the Bruce Convention Center. New information on products, trends and research were discussed for the coming year.
Recently the Ag Edge visited with Greg George about his farm operations and his fresh locally grown pork and we took these pictures.
The2016 Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting featured 2,000 members from all part of the state converging on the Galt House in Louisville.
World Livestock Auction Chairman Andy White spoke with News and Farm Director Alan Watts at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting in Kansas City.
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Carl Horne with Farm Credit Services discusses with News and Farm Director Alan Watts agricultural opportunities for young people.  
The North American International Livestock Expo attracted a large crowd of exhibitors during the 42nd year.  Ag Edge photographer Susan Watts shares some photo highlights.  
Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dineen says he is looking forward to the leadership of new Board Chairman Mick Henderson, who manages Commonwealth Agri Energy in Hopkinsville.
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The members of the Kentucky Ag Leadership group made a number of stops in western Kentucky October 26 - 29.  News and Farm Director Alan Watts caught up with the group at Riverbend Farms and Harton Tobacco Farm Wednesday, October 26.
News and Farm Director Alan Watts spent time Friday, October 28, 2016 on Associated Farms near Mesa, Arizona.
News and Farm Director Alan Watts is among six professional ag journalist and more than fifty college students from across the country particpating in the 2016 Biotech University. 
Farm Director Alan Watts had a unique hands on experience during the annual Plow Day event. Click here for the video.
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2016 Antique Tractor Plow Day photos by Susan Watts
Cundiff Farms was the Host for Plow Day 2016. There was plenty of conversation about tractors and plowing.
Cundiff Farms was the Host for Plow Day 2016. There was plenty of conversation about tractors and plowing.
More than 50 displays make up the 2016 Todd County Bale Trail.  Click here to see some of the displays.
Cloudy skies and a slight chance of rain did not hamper the crowd attending the 2016 Todd County Harvest Festival in Elkton.  Click here to see photos by Susan Watts
Drew Estate Cigars hosted the third Kentucky Barnsmoker event at Garnett Farms on John Rives Road Saturday, October 1, 2016.  Click here to see photos by Susan Watts.
The Drew Estate Kentucky Barnsmoker event took place recently at Garnett Farms. Click here to take a look at the video. 
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During the Kentucky Barnsmokers event, those in attendance got to hear about how the "Cigars for Warriors" program came into being. Click below for the video. 
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The 2016-17 class of the Kentucky Ag Master Teacher program visited L & H Farms September 29 as a part of their Western Kentucky Agriculture tour. 
It’s harvest time, and farmers are hard at work shelling corn and cutting soybeans, and transporting their grain either to store or for direct sale.
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Most of us think that livestock can tolerate winter weather without problems. After all, they have survived many before haven’t they? 
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Kubota Days at H&R Agri-Power is always filled with new and used Kubotas, seeing customers and those famous 1/2 lb. hot dogs.
Kubota Days at H&R Agri-Power is always filled with new and used Kubotas, seeing customers and those famous 1/2 lb. hot dogs.
P & H Cattle Co. in Eddyville is your local source for local beef, pork and now, seafood products. Brought to you locally from the farm.
Christian Way Farm talked about safety, family fun at the farm and Mini-Golf. Family fun for all ages!
Christian Way Farm talked about safety, family fun at the farm and Mini-Golf. Family fun for all ages!
Pro Tank in Hopkinsville is concerned about safety first and foremost as Alan Watts talks to the crew during Farm Safety Week.
Christian Co. Livestock is very safety aware when it comes to herding and handling large animals.
Alan visited with Brian Fitzimmons at Security Seed in Hopkinsville to talk Farm Safety. 
It was Farm Safety Week at Commonwealth Agri-Energy. Mick Henderson and his team explained everything from Personnel safety to Food safety.
hNational Farm Safety Week is a time to raise our awareness of the dangers in the farm workplace. 
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One of the highlights of the 2nd Annual Hopkinsville Antique Tractor and Small Engine Show at Cherokee Park was the Parade of Power.  The parade was led by the WKDZ-WHVO Ag Edge vehicle.
The number of tractors, lawnmowers and other small engines doubled for the second annual show that took place Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10, at Cherokee Park in Hopkinsville.
The 2016 Trigg County Progressive Farm Safety Day trained 4th graders from Trigg Intermediate on several topics fire and gun safety to tractor, grain bin, water, ATV and bicycle safety.  Farm Safety Day took place at the Bill Mize Farm.  
The members of the 2016 Hopkinsville-Christian County Leadership class are more knowledgeable about farming and agriculture following a number of stops Friday as a
News and Farm Director Alan Watts speaks with Ronnie and Beth Drennan after this year's Country Ham Breakfast at the Kentucky State Fair. 
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Trigg County is a county that's famous for country ham. It's hosted the Trigg County Country Ham Festival every year since 1977. For years, Trigg County held a Guinness World Record for crafting the world's largest country ham biscuit. Even today, it's still the site of traditional hog killings each December.

Raising hogs for ham and pork is a tradition here in Trigg County,
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