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Lee Meyer


Producer's Guide to Pasture-Based Beef Finishing

7/13/2020 (reprinted)
Authors: Greg Halich, Jeff Lehmkuhler, Lee Meyer, Gregg Rentfrow, Ray Smith

Will pasture-finished beef eventually become a commodity with lowered product prices? These and other questions must be evaluated by those considering pasture-based beef finishing. As with any new enterprise, however, the learning curve is steep, and success requires a commitment to working through the many production, marketing, and processing details. This reference guide provides a foundation for this process.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.51 mb
Pages: 48


Grasshoppers Distribution: Lessons Learned and Lasting Legacy

1/28/2015 (new)
Authors: Lilian Brislen, Lee Meyer, Tim Woods

Grasshoppers Distribution was a food hub in Louisville, Kentucky, that opened for business in 2007. The enterprise was launched by four producers who saw a need for agricultural diversification in a post-tobacco era and burgeoning opportunity in regional and sustainable food markets. This paper examines the story behind the evolution of the business and points to lessons that may be learned by others involved with similar efforts.

Departments: Agricultural Economics
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Size: 1.88 mb
Pages: 28


Organic Corn Production in Kentucky

1/15/2015 (new)
Authors: Chad Lee, Will Martin, Sam McNeill, Lee Meyer, Michael Montross, Edwin Ritchey, Tom Sikora

The number of organic dairy cows in Kentucky has been steadily increasing for years, yet there's not enough organic corn produced in the state to feed the growing herds. In short, a new market has developed in the state, but few local farmers are taking advantage of it. While Kentucky farmers are no strangers to corn, growing corn organically utilizes different management, cultural and marketing practices and requires new skills. And, importantly, organic production must follow an approved farm plan that allows farmers to sell their corn as certified organic. This publication is designed to be both an introduction to a new enterprise as well as a practical manual for those interested in pursuing organic corn production on their own farms.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 2.60 mb
Pages: 30

The Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook for 2012

12/1/2011 (new)
Authors: Bobby Ammerman, Kenny Burdine, Craig Infanger, Lee Meyer, Will Snell, Andrew Stainback, Jeff Stringer, Cory Walters, Tim Woods

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Forestry and Natural Resources
Size: 153 kb
Pages: 4


Climate Change: A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents

9/20/2011 (new)
Authors: Tom Barnes, Ric Bessin, Jeffrey Bewley, Roy Burris, Tim Coolong, Lee Meyer, Joe Taraba, Paul Vincelli, George Wagner

Nearly all climate science experts agree that global warming is occurring and that it is caused primarily by human activity. Regardless of what you may read on blogs or in the media, there is no meaningful scientific controversy on these points. The future impacts of global warming are difficult to predict, but the changes caused by greenhouse gases are expected to increasingly affect Kentucky agriculture.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences, Plant Pathology
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 250 kb
Pages: 4


2003 Research and Extension Beef Report

6/1/2004 (new)
Authors: Jim Akers, Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Kenny Burdine, Roy Burris, Paul Deaton, David Harmon, Bruce Hightshoe, John Johns, Jim Matthews, Kyle McLeod, Lee Meyer, Melissa Newman, Jim Randolph, Patty Scharko, Keith Schillo, Alison Smith, Laurentia van Rensburg, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Size: 481 kb
Pages: 43


2003 Summary of the Five State Beef Initiative in Kentucky

5/30/2004 (new)
Authors: Jim Akers, Kenny Burdine, John Johns, Lee Meyer, Patty Scharko

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 309 kb
Pages: 4


1995 Farm Bill

5/1/1995 (new)
Authors: Craig Infanger, Steve Isaacs, Lee Meyer, Steve Riggins, Will Snell

Departments: Agricultural Economics
Series: Agricultural Economics (AEC series)
Size: 227 kb
Pages: 4


Production-Oriented Lamb Marketing

6/1/1994 (reprinted)
Authors: Monte Chappell, Lee Meyer

Grading and marketing lambs is the culmination of a year-long program. Decisions concerning marketing and the management of lambs still on the farm markedly affect the success of a sheep producing program. By its prices for different types of lambs, the market sends signals about what should be produced. Managers must look at price trends over time and compare them with production costs. Your income is the true measure of success in any production program. The steps to a good marketing program include analyzing both the market and the product you plan to market.

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 31 kb


Using Drought-Stressed Corn Harvesting, Storage, Feeding, Pricing and Marketing

8/1/1988 (new)
Authors: Donna Amaral-Phillips, Fred Benson, Morris Bitzer, Bill Crist, George Heersche, John Johns, Lee Meyer

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Animal and Food Sciences, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 32 kb