Upcoming Meetings

October 1, 2016

Mountain Proud Field Day

  • U.K. Robinson Center
    130 Robinson Rd., Jackson, KY 41339

  • Tours run from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • Tours: Hemp & Chia Hayride, Kale & Horticulture Hayride, Bird Feeder Workshop, Saddle Up Safety, Quicksand History Hayride and a Forest Research tour (Robinson Forest).

  • The Taste of the Mountains Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. with many food venders doing demonstrations and providing samples.

  • For more information: contact Jackie at 606-666-2438 Ext 0

October 8, 2016

Kentucky Nut Growers Association Fall Meeting

  • Henderson County Extension Office
    3341 Mt Zion Rd., Henderson, KY 42420
    (270-826-8387)

  • For more information: Contact Danny Ganno Phone: 270-860-8362; email: danganno@gmail.com

October 23, 2016

Commercial Pecan Harvest and Processing

  • Voss Pecans
    10101 Slant Rd. Carlyle, IL 62231

  • Note: GPS and iPhone Map/Directions will take you “Close” on Slant Road in the middle of a field 3 miles from the farm. Just stay on Slant Road heading West (toward Bartelso) until you see the Voss Pecans sign at the Farm.

  • For more information, contact Ralph Voss for meeting specifics. Phone: 618-594-4122; Email: VossPecans@hotmail.com; Web: Vosspecans.com

November 15-17, 2016

Small, Limited Resource, Minority Farmers Conference: Land, Legacy, and Way of Life

  • Capitol Plaza Hotel and
    Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm,
    Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY

  • Registration fee is $50.00 per person and should be received by October 15, 2016

  • To obtain a registration form, conference program, and hotel accommodations, contact Louie Rivers at 502-597-6327; email: louie.rivers@kysu.edu or Ms. Shelly Spiggle at 502-587-7325; email: shelley.spiggle@kysu.edu

November 15, 2016

Chilling Requirements of Perennial Fruit Crops in Kentucky

  • Special meeting to honor Dr. Elmer Gray, Emeritis Professor

  • Agriculture, Western Kentucky University
    Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
    25 Carter Rd, Owensboro, KY 42301

  • 11:30 a.m. CT

  • Complementary lunch served

  • Reservations: call 270-852-8925; or email: wkbg@ bellsouth.net

January 9-10, 2017

Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference

In cooperation with University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment; Kentucky State University; and Kentucky Department of Agriculture

  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY
    (859) 455-5000; FAX (859) 455-5122; Registrations (800)EMBASSY

  • Contact John Strang, 859-257-5685 office; 859-396-9311 mobile; email: jstrang@uky.edu or Shubin Saha (phone: 859-257-3374 email: shubin.saha@uky.edu)