Citing a compelling vision for the future of the college and a national reputation for leadership, University of Kentucky Provost Christine Riordan Tuesday announced that Nancy Cox has accepted the position as dean of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
The appointment is subject to approval by the UK Board of Trustees at its December meeting.
Claude L. Brock and Linda K. Brock were recently honored for 35 years of service to the Great Lakes Circuit Rodeo. The recognition took place in Louisville during the 40th North American International Livestock Exposition.
Linda Brock of Louisville received the Newell G. Hicks Vision Award at the 2013 North American International Livestock Exposition. The award is one of the highest honors that can be given to an individual by management of the North American International. Brock has been a keystone of promotional support at the expo.
Just for the record, I am not one of those people who puts up her tree just after Thanksgiving; I need more time to absorb the effects of every holiday. But there are many who are ready to pick out the perfect Christmas tree.
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic, annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending limits. For mandatory programs, the sequestration rate for FY2014 is 7.2%. Accordingly, FSA is implementing sequestration for the following programs:
•Dairy Indemnity Payment Program;
• Marketing Assistance Loans;
This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American, every day by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen our nation.
The Extension Summer Intern Program allows college students to work in a professional role in one of our county or state extension offices during the summer. By working closely with county extension agents or extension specialists, students learn if Cooperative Extension is a career they would like to pursue upon graduation. The program’s success is enhanced by the inclusion of a diverse group of students, some who have prior knowledge of our programs and some who do not.