The Kentucky State Horticultural Society is the oldest agricultural organization in Kentucky. It was organized in 1856 and later incorporated in 1920 as a non-profit organization to bring together growers, researchers, and individuals across the state who are interested in fruit production.

The goals of our society are to:

  • Educate growers and individuals in fruit production practices
  • Help promote Kentucky-grown produce
  • Support and direct research activities at the University of Kentucky
  • Educate and encourage young people to work in the fruit industry
  • Present a unified voice for the Kentucky fruit industry


last modified 03/13/2022