Kentucky’s equine industry contributes about $3 billion to the state’s economy and supports more than 100,000 jobs when factoring agritourism. See what else Kentucky has cooking in this episode of Ag States of America.
- There are more barrels of bourbon being aged in Kentucky – about 9 million in 2019 -- than there are residents.
- Kentucky’s state fossil is the brachiopod.
- The first Kentucky Friend Chicken restaurant owned and operated by Colonel Sanders is located in Corbin, Kentucky.
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About the Host
Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He currently resides in Milwaukee and is a Wisconsin native who has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 5 million followers.
In 2017, Charlie began hosting his weekly comedic online news show, the Manitowoc Minute. In 2020, he paired up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades alum Adam Greul to release the music/comedy album, Unthawed. His first book, The Midwest Survival Guide, was released in November of 2021 and immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. Charlie hosts the Cripescast podcast where he interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators and more to talk about their story and connections to the Midwest.