Thursday, January 19, 2017
KyCorn will be hosting a Taiwanese trade team on October 31 and November 1. The delegates, DDGS buyers who are attending Export Exchange 2016 in Detroit this week, will travel to Hopkinsville to tour member farms, Commonwealth Agri-Energy and local processors. This is the third year KyCorn has participated in this program.
“We are happy to showcase Kentucky’s grain farmers, ethanol production and ethanol co-products for this team of buyers,” said Philip McCoun, KyCorn Promotion Council chairman. “The visit gives us the opportunity to show the world how Kentucky provides a high-quality grain product. With a record corn harvest, encouraging international trade and building strong relationships is more important the ever.”
December 6 - Sedalia, KY
December 7 - Henderson, KY
December 8 - Hopkinsville, KY
Topics to be covered include:
Lunch is sponsored by the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board, Kentucky Corn Growers Association and the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association.
A two-year leadership program focused on crop management. The curriculum is based on localized agronomy, farm management and friendships. Class 4 beings December 2016.
Listen to featured speakers such as Gary Matteson from the Farm Credit Council, Dr. Steve Issacs from University of Kentucky Agriculture Economics, and panels of ag lenders, university staff and farm organization leaders. The first 40 registrants receive free lunch and NAILE rodeo tickets.
As of October 23, 94 percent of the corn had been harvested. 73 percent of the corn crop is rated in excellent to good condition. Source: National Agriculture Statistics Service - Kentucky Field Office
Corn production in Kentucky is forecast at 228 million bushels, down 6 percent from the September forecast and up 1 percent from the previous crop. Yield was estimated at 162 bushels per acre, down 10 bushels from last month and down 10 bushels from the 2015 level.
The U.S. corn production is forecast at 15.1 billion bushels. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 173.4 bushels per acre.
CommonGround is about starting a conversation among women who grow food, the women who buy it, and food leaders. It’s a conversation based on personal experience as farmers, but also on science and research.
KyCorn has a number of resources available for educators and supports the Kentucky Agriculture & Environment in the Classroom to develop Kentucky Academic Standards aligned curriculum.
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