is a historic partnership for the University of Kentucky College of
Agriculture and the UK Gaines Center for the Humanities. The two teamed up
with Partners for Family Farms to sponsor an unusual symposium to examine
future visions for Kentucky Agriculture.
FINE ARTS EXTENSION AGENT…Kentucky has the
distinction as being the first Cooperative Extension Service in the nation
to hire an Extension Agent for Fine Arts. Pike County has that honor and
special evening of celebration was held to officially kick off the fine arts
4H COMMUNITY THEATRE…4Hers
are getting experience on stage as actors with two one-act plays about
what it takes to survive as a teenager in today’s world. It’s called the
Community Theatre for Teens in Floyd County and it is teaching young
people about more than just how to put on a play.
PHILLIP MORRIS LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM…On our last show, we presented highlights of a study
tour to South America from a program designed to develop the leadership
skills of young adults involved in agriculture. The program is sponsored
by Phillip Morris U.S.A and administered through the University of
Kentucky. The group followed that trip with a study tour of agriculture in
California and this time we will take a look at agriculture in the Golden
HEIFER IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM…We revisit a story from a couple of
years ago for an update on the East Kentucky Heifer Improvement Program.
This is the sixth year for the project and it continues to gain dividends
for beef producers who consign spring-born heifers into the year-long
COLOR IS THE KEY...Is
a nutrition education program aimed at teaching elementary students in
Eastern Kentucky the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and
vegetables. And we also go to a Northern Kentucky County where people at the
other end of the age spectrum are learning how to shed unwanted pounds and
stay healthy in WEIGHT – THE REALITY SERIES….an
eight week program in Gallatin County to help people take off a few pounds,
while combining it with healthy recipes and vigorous exercise. Those
involved in the program are having success.