Ag Report: June 8, 2012

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By The Staff

Brookshier departs extension


for governor’s ag policy board

Tammy Brookshier has left her role as ag programs coordinator/CAIP administrator for Shelby County to join the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy in Frankfort as a programs coordinator.

Brookshier had worked at the Shelby County Extension Office for the past 5-plus years and oversaw the distribution of ag development funds to enterprises in the county, and her interaction with the governor’s ag office led to the new position.

“My heart is heavy leaving extension, but I do so knowing that the many relationships that I have developed within the agricultural community will be strengthened by the new position that I am beginning,” Brookshier said in a statement to The Sentinel-News. “The role of programs coordinator with the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy has not only been a goal of mine but also a realization of a dream to achieve a position contributing to the growth of agriculture on a state level.

“Thank you to all the farmers of Shelby County and the many persons I have had the opportunity to work with at the governor’s office of agricultural policy.  You have paved the way for this opportunity and allowed me to be given this chance to continue to impact agriculture well into my future.”


Bulletin board

§       The 150th Shelby County Fair will be June 14-23 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville.

§       The second annual Farm to Table Dinner will be hosted by Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and Slow Food Bluegrass at 6:30 p.m. June 24 at Yew Dell, which is located at 6220 Old LaGrange Road in Crestwood. For information about tickets, please call 241-4788 or visit www.yewdellgardens.org.  Tickets are $85 or $96, and seating is limited.

§       The Kentucky Cutting Horse Association will have its next show June 30-July 31 at the Rocky Fork Feeders Arena on Dover Road. The organization’s Web site is in the process of being updated.

§       The Shelby County Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday, 8 a.m. until noon, through Oct. 27 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Vendors from Shelby and surrounding areas offer several varieties of season produce, plus eggs, jams, jellies, flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees. In addition there is handmade soap, jewelry, pottery, yarn goods and other crafts.


The Kentucky Ag Report is compiled weekly from news releases distributed by Keeton Communications, the Kentucky Press News Service.