Information and Resources
University of Kentucky’s online publications section that pertains to agriculture and natural resources.
Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky
Provides a conservative assessment of the degree to which nutrients removed annually from the land by harvested crops and grazed forages could potentially be supplied from nutrients present in livestock and poultry manure in each Kentucky county. (Animal Waste Focus Group, Environmental and Natural Resources Issues Task Force)
Opinion of the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturning an appeal against an ordinance restricting poultry CAFOs. The court ruled that the ordinance was valid through the County Home Rule Statute, which allows local governments to enact ordinances controlling CAFOs in the interest of public health and welfare, and does not require such ordinances to be zoning restrictions. (January 31, 2003)
Provides state legislative information along with documents related to state and local government. (Washburn University School of Law)
Links for each state, with current information about farm size, financial status, rural employment, land use, and more. (USDA)
Water Quality in the Mississippi Embayment, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky 1995-98
Water quality assessment reports from the US Geological Survey.
State and Local Government
- County Links for Kentucky
- Kentucky Division for Air Quality
- Kentucky Department of Agriculture
- Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection
- Kentucky Department for Natural Resources
- Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
- Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission
- Kentucky Division of Water
Save the Valley
Non-profit environmental organization in southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky.
Definitions of CAFO and the permit requirements for CAFOs (swine, poultry, beef, and dairy) from Kentucky Division of Water.