Kentucky Agriculture Department http://wkyufm.org en Campbellsville University Joins Farm to Campus Network http://wkyufm.org/post/campbellsville-university-joins-farm-campus-network <p>Campbellsville University has become the sixth college in Kentucky to join the commonwealth’s “Farm to Campus” program. That means the university will work with the state’s Department of Agriculture to put more Kentucky Proud-branded products on the shelves of the Campbellsville University bookstore and more locally-grown food in the university’s dining halls.&nbsp;<br /><br />Agriculture commissioner James Comer joined Campbellsville trustees Tuesday at an announcement ceremony.<br /><br />Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Louisville, Morehead State University, and the University of Pikeville are also classified as "Farm to Campus" universities.<br /> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:13:31 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 46647 at http://wkyufm.org Campbellsville University Joins Farm to Campus Network Kentucky's 'Homegrown by Heroes' Program Goes Nationwide http://wkyufm.org/post/kentuckys-homegrown-heroes-program-goes-nationwide <p>Among the litany of conscious-consumer labels like “certified organic” and “fair trade,” you might already be familiar with the Kentucky-specific “Homegrown by Heroes.” That logo tells you, for example, that the jar of Eastern Kentucky sorghum was produced by farmers who served in America’s armed forces.</p><p>Monday, the national Farmer Veteran Coalition adopted this marketing strategy, logo and all, from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture so that shoppers across the country can support veterans who work the land.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 01:15:00 +0000 Jonathan Meador 39731 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky's 'Homegrown by Heroes' Program Goes Nationwide Richie Farmer Scheduled in Court Friday for Plea Deal http://wkyufm.org/post/richie-farmer-scheduled-court-friday-plea-deal <p></p><p>Former Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner and college basketball star Richie Farmer is scheduled to appear in court to finalize a plea deal that could send him to prison for about two years.</p><p>Farmer, who served two terms as state agriculture commissioner, is expected to enter guilty pleas in federal and state court on government corruption charges on Friday.</p><p>Farmer, whose jersey hangs as a monument in the rafters of Rupp Area, was accused of using Department of Agriculture employees to work on his Frankfort home, including building a basketball court in his backyard.</p><p>Officials said Farmer also hired friends, including his girlfriend, as special assistants who did little or no work for the agency. And, they accused Farmer of using government employees to do personal errands, including babysitting his children. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:58:47 +0000 Associated Press 36986 at http://wkyufm.org Richie Farmer Scheduled in Court Friday for Plea Deal