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Kentucky Women in Agriculture Day proclaimed

Adair County has some of the best farmers in the state and most people are shocked when they find out just how many of those farmers are women. I grew up in a farm family and I'm proud to be raising my daughter and seeing my granddaughter raised as Kentucky Women of Agriculture.

By Adair County Judge Executive Gale Cowan

WHEREAS: There is a growing influence of women who serve as leaders and primary decision makers on Kentucky farms; and

WHEREAS: Kentucky has over 40,000 female farm operators that make up nearly one-fourth of all farm operations in the state; and

WHEREAS: Kentucky Women in Agriculture (KWIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development of its members; and

WHEREAS: KWIA strives to prepare females of any age for leadership roles in agriculture and agribusiness at the county, state, and national levels; and

WHEREAS: 234 Kentuckians are active members of the KWIA organization; and

WHEREAS Kentucky Women in Agriculture, Inc. is currently celebrating its 22nd annual conference in Lexington, KY.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gale Cowan, Judge Executive of Adair County along with Andy Beshear, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, as "Kentucky Women in Agriculture Day".

This story was posted on 2021-10-20 22:02:03
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Cold winter predicted in walnut harvest

2021-10-20 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Miss Donna Rieder.
From Clifty Creek Farm, owner and farmer Donna Rieder writes, "It's going to be a cold winter. I've never seen such an abundance of acorns, hickory nuts, and walnuts. This load of walnuts is only from three of 11 trees on my farm!"

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