Tony Brannon

Murray State University

The dean of the Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture is being recognized by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.  

MSU’s Tony Brannon will receive the Outstanding Service Citation award at the 2014 NAAE convention in Nashville next month.  

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Murray State University School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon says the school’s first industrial hemp crop should be ready for harvest in mid-October.

He says they have begun bringing in seed, some of it for research purposes, and that the agriculture school already has plans for the harvested crop.

"It's a good time for agriculture and an even better time to be at Murray State in agriculture," says the Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon. He joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about another record year of enrollment, a new high profile crop approaching harvest and a fundraising gala for The Arboretum.

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Area farmers are waiting for more details on the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday to see how it will affect their operations.

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon says the new bill gets rid of the base farmers have received for growing certain major crops, which will save $5 billion a year.

Murray State’s Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Tony Brannon joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They take a look at agriculture in the region and across the state, how technology has changed the course of agriculture and education, and work at the Breathitt Veterinary Center. See more about the Hutson School of Agriculture.