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Sue Weant

The Lexington Farmers' Market is a special place to many Lexingtonians. It is such fun to go to Vine Street on Saturdays and purchase all of the wonderful products provided by the farmers in our region. However, as fall arrives, we sometimes... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:43 PM Business

Most of us grew up hearing phrases like, "Money doesn't grow on trees," "Money is the root of all evil," and "I may have to beg, borrow, or steal." In the world today, we hear a great deal about debt and balancing our personal budget,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:43 PM Business

Every industry creates additional business opportunities, and the Thoroughbred industry is no exception. Silks Unlimited is one such unique venture and is located right here in Lexington at 535 West Second Street. Alice Craig initially... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business

Recently, while attending the Rolex Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park, I learned - practically by accident - about a unique equine program attracting talented students from across the country. And, it's just four miles up Ironworks... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Business

A university town has much to offer its residents. Of course, we all know what fun it is to go to sporting events and cheer for the hometown team; this is certainly one of my favorite pastimes. However, as an agriculture columnist, I... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

Lately, it almost seems as if green is replacing red, white and blue. Everyone is talking about “going green,” using buzzwords such as organic, eco, sustainable, and resource saving; but green means simply taking... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

Do you know who raised the meat that you eat? Do you care? Around the nation there is a growing trend to eat fresher foods that have been grown within a one or two hours' drive from your home. The number of farmers markets nationally,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

"Kentuckians are avid shoppers at Farmers Markets when produce is plentiful during the warm weather. However, many will be surprised at the variety and unique offerings that are available during Kentucky winters. Meats, eggs and cheeses... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

"The Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative was formed in 1921 by a group of tobacco growers in order to address low and volatile prices for tobacco. In 1941, the same civic-minded tobacco growers established Commodity Growers Cooperative... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

"Equestrian Land Conservation Resource has located their organization's national headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park. This is the only national organization that advances the conservation of land for horse-related activities. Economic,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"The landscape of the Kentucky countryside is beginning to take on a new look. The fields of tobacco have dwindled and are being replaced by houses, horses and cattle. You may have even noticed the goats and sheep that are becoming more... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"I have encountered that term along my career travels and thought I had a good grasp on its definition. I was aware that Kentucky had two such universities, the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University, but as I began delving... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"Do you know who raised the meat that you eat? Do you care? Around the nation there is a growing trend to eat fresher foods that have been grown within a one or two hours' drive from your home. The number of farmers markets nationally,... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

"While traveling in Virginia, I noticed an article in the June-July Valley Guide entitled "Agriculture Department Imposing New Program to Drive Family Farms Out of Business." The article's title was referring to the U. S. Department... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:40 PM Business

Kentuckians are avid shoppers at Farmers Markets when produce is plentiful during the warm weather. However, many will be surprised at the variety and unique offerings that are available during Kentucky winters. Meats, eggs and cheeses... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:39 PM Business