FEDERAL RESEARCH DOLLARS....More
federal research dollars are on the way to the University of Kentucky
College of Agriculture thanks to efforts of Kentucky's senior U.S. Senator
Mitch McConnell. The highlight being $3 million dollars for Kentucky’s
first federal research laboratory to be built on the UK campus.
4H CAPITOL EXPERIENCE…For
the second straight year 4HERs from all across Kentucky headed to the state
capitol in Frankfort for a 4H Capitol Experience. About 600 4HERs attended
this year’s event.
PHILLIP MORRIS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM…A
program designed to develop the leadership skills of young adults involved
in agriculture continues today. It’s sponsored by Phillip Morris U.S.A and
administered through UK. One of the highlights of the program is a trip to
South America to see agriculture in Brazil and Argentina.
BEAUTIFUL LANDS…The devastating tsunami that struck
southeast Asia in December may define the area forever. But that’s what
some people in Kentucky who have ties to that part of the world want to
change. They what to show everyone that it is a beautiful land.
SATELLITE TRUCK…A dream finally became a reality for Kentucky
State University recently with the unveiling of a new satellite
uplink/downlink production truck. The facility should help KSU deliver
Extension and educational programming to the world.
Today revisits this year’s biennial professional development conference in
Lexington. One of the highlights is the performance of Kentucky State’s
University’s concert choir at the celebration banquet. Also see how some
Extension specialists and agents spend their “down” time while attending the