"Serving Kentucky Agriculture"

 

      

 

       








Welcome to the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky!

The Agribusiness Association of Kentucky (ABAK) is an organization established to provide a strong voice in support of Kentucky agriculture. Its members are in the business of supplying inputs for agriculture production throughout the state. ABAK members are primarily engaged in the sale and manufacture of fertilizer, agricultural chemicals, seeds, feed and equipment, as well as the provision of related services, required to sustain and grow Kentucky's agricultural economy.

2015 ABAK Pesticide Workshop

The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky is once again hosting a Pesticide Management Workshop for our members. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel

The cost to attend the workshop is
$50 per person.

The hotel is located near the entrance of the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center at 930 Phillips Lane, Louisville, 40209. 

The National Farm Machinery Show will begin the following day, and a limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special room rate of $119/night for those attending the workshop. 

For hotel reservations, please call (888) 233-9527 and mention the AgriBusiness Association. You may also click HERE to book your room online. The hotel room block closes January 25th so please reserve your room soon.

Those who attend the workshop will have an opportunity to earn up to 5 Credit Hours for continuing education for Kentucky Commercial Pesticide Applicators and CCA. Both CEU and CCA credits for which we have applied are listed on the agenda.

Click HERE to register online.

If you have any questions, please call the ABAK office at (502) 226-1122.
ResponsibleAg Registration Now Open
ResponsibleAg is an industry-led stewardship initiative designed to help fertilizer storage and handling facilities achieve and maintain federal regulatory compliance. For more information about the ResponsibleAg program and to enroll in the program, please visit the website by clicking HERE. Registration is open to anyone in the fertilizer industry.
Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar Recap
This year's Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar was held in French Lick, Indiana on December 2-3. The seminar was hosted by the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky, the Agribusiness Council of Indiana, the Kentucky CCA Program, the University of Kentucky and Purdue University. Attendance was around 200 people and this year's event included a wonderful trade show! Trade show exhibitors are listed below:
Caudill Seed
Honeywell
Hydrite Chemical
Yargus Manufacturing
KOVA Fertilizer
Water Agricultural Laboratories
H.J. Baker and Bro.
Charah
A & L Great Lakes Lab
Verdesian Life Sciences
Asmark
This two-day event consisted of multiple training workshops. Workshop topics for the first day included: corn disease management, improving irrigation and design, herbicide resistance management, adjvants, insects, alfalfa and forage management, soybeans and corn parasitic nematodes and stored grain management. Workshop topics for the second day were: precision ag, nutrition-related inputs, late-season nitrogen application, corn and soybean fungicide applications and corn populations. Speakers were representatives from the Practical Weed Consultants, LLC. A reception was held on Tuesday night which provided attendees with a chance to mix and mingle. Individuals could earn CCA and pesticide applicator credits at this seminar.
The 2015 Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar will be held on December 1-2, 2015 back in French Lick, so mark your calendars now!

We would like to especially thank all of our sponsors:
Mid States Ag Sales
H.J. Baker & Bro., Inc.
Whayne Supply
Waters Agricultural Laboratories, Inc.
Honeywell
Hydrite Chemical Co.
Bayer Crop Science
Agrium
AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky
Agribusiness Council of Indiana
Kentucky Certified Crop Advisors Program
University of Kentucky
Purdue University
Crop Protection Helps Growers Produce Nutritious Food According to USDA Report
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that over 99 percent of fresh and processed food available to consumers tested below allowable pesticide residue levels, allowing for continued access to affordable and nutritious food across the country. Released on December 19, 2014 by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), the 23rd Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Report shows that only .23 percent of the products sampled through the PDP had residues above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established tolerances. PDP researchers collected and tested 9,900 samples of bananas, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, mushrooms, peaches, plums, summer and winter squash, and other produce. Click HERE to view the article released by the USDA.

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Thanks to our 2014 Premier Sponsors!
 
Harvester Level:
H&R Agri-Power
Agrium
Security Seed
Syngenta


Cultivator Level:
Caudill Seed
Kentucky Fertilizer Co.
CGB Fertilizer
Honeywell
Dow Agrosciences


Planter Level:
Agri-Port
Phil Brown Insurance Agency


Ground Breaker Level:
Mid States Ag Sales
PWR Construction