June “Third Thursday Thing” Workshop: Aquaculture

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“Third Thursday Thing”:  A Sustainable Agriculture Workshop Series

June 16, 2016

Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm

1525 Mills Lane l   Frankfort, Kentucky

(502) 597-6325

Dr. Marion Simon, State Specialist, Small Farm and Part-time Farmers

E-mail address:  marion.simon@kysu.edu

College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems

Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families

1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY (4 miles south of I-64, off US 127)

Directions:  From I-64 Exit 53, take US127 South toward Lawrenceburg to the 4th stoplight, turn left onto Mills Lane, the KSU Farm is 1 ½ miles on the right.

Aquaculture and Resilient Agriculture

TIME PROGRAM – –
10:00 – 10:15 am Welcome – Dr. Marion Simon & Dr. James Tidwell (Dr. Bob Durborow, moderating)
10:15 – 10:40 am Largemouth Bass – Mr. Shawn Coyle and Aquaponics – Ms. Janelle Hager
10:40 – 11:05 am Education Outreach at High Schools – Mr. Ken Thompson
10:30 – 12:00 pm Building on the Family Farm Into the Future – Resilient Agriculture

(this is a separate session in another room for those interested)

11:05 – 11:30 am Intensive Production of 1st Year Paddlefish on Feed – Dr. Ken Semmens
11:30 – 11:55 am Koi and Koi x Goldfish Hybrids: Production & Genetics – Dr. Boris Gomelsky
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 pm Freshwater Mussels in Kentucky – Ms. Lesley Sneed
1:30 – 1:45 pm Local Marketing of Fish and Crustaceans in Kentucky – Mr. Richard Bryant
1:45 – 2:00 pm Market Fish – Mr. Michael Tierney
2:00 – 2:15 pm Catfish Production, Live Hauling, & Fee Fishing – Mr. Forrest Wynne
2:15 – 2:30 pm Fish disease Diagnostic Laboratory – Mr. John Kelso
2:30 – 2:45 pm Marine Shrimp Research – Dr. Andrew Ray
2:45 – 3:00 pm Fish Nutrition Research – Dr. Waldemar Rossi
3:00 – 3:15 pm Undergraduates’ Involvement in Aquaculture – Mr. Christopher Lyvers

PLEASE NOTE:  The next Third Thursday Thing will be July 21, 2016 on Pastured Poultry.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension System serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, marital or familial status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work Act of September 29, 1977, in cooperation with the U.S.

Department of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Program, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Key Farming Decisions and Intro to Horticulture Workshop at Louisville Grows

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Key Farming Decisions and Intro to Horticulture Workshop at Louisville Grows Inc.

Key Farming Decisions and Intro to Horticulture

Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM – Louisville, KY

Youthbuild, Louisville, KY

Event Description

Two FREE presentations suitable for beginning and experienced growers, snacks provided:

Key Farming DecisionsTehran Jewell, Area Agent in Financial Management College of Agriculture, Food Science & Sustainable Systems, Cooperative Extension

Intro to HorticultureDr. Dasgupta, Professor and Principal Investigator, Economics and Marketing

When:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) Add to Calendar
Where:  Youthbuild – 800 South Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40203 – View Map

2015 Kentucky Small, Limited-Resource/Minority Farmers Conference

2015 Small Limited-Resource Minority Farmers Conference

Greetings Beginning Farmers and Ranchers,

I hope you are all having a nice day.  Above is a link to the schedule, registration forms, and detailed information about the 2015 Kentucky Small, Limited-Resource/Minority Farmers Conference.  We hope to see everyone there!

Sincerely,

The Farming for Cash Project Team

2015 Small Limited-Resource Minority Farmers Conference Letter

Egg Handling Class

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“Hen in Grass Field” by Simon Howden

There will be an egg handling class sponsored by KDA on November 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm, Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families in Frankfort, Kentucky.  Everyone is welcome.

1525 Mills Lane ● Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Kentucky State University Farm
1525 Mills Lane    Frankfort, Kentucky      (502) 597-6120
Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm, Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families
Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY (4 miles south of I-64, off US 127)
Directions:  From I-64 Exit 53, take US127 South toward Lawrenceburg to the 4th stoplight, turn left onto Mills Lane,
the KSU Farm is 1 ½ miles on the right

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension System serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, marital or familial status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work Act of September 29, 1977, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Program, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky

KSU Awarded $990,000 to Provide Grants to Small, Limited-Resource Farmers

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October 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

KSU Awarded $990,000 to Provide Grants to Small, Limited-Resource Farmers

Kentucky State University received approval for $990,000 in state funds for a project to provide mini-grants that will assist small farmers as well as producers with limited resources statewide. Grants will be awarded to applicants in areas related to organic agriculture, value-added products, aquaculture, farmer education, and demonstration projects. The state funds, awarded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, will be distributed over a two year period. Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program works with small, limited-resource, and beginning farmers to help provide technical assistance and education. For more information about this project, contact Dr. Kirk Pomper, interim director of the Land Grant Program, at (502) 597-5942 or by email at kirk.pomper@kysu.edu.