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ALLTECH GRANT…The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and Alltech, the international biotechnology company based in the Bluegrass, have teamed up again.  Thanks to to a $900,000 grant from Alltech, UK will help advance research in the emerging field of nutrigenomics.

FREEZE DAMAGE…It’s been called the “Easter Freeze,” describing the devastatingly cold temperatures that gripped Kentucky for three to five days beginning April 5.  UK Extension Horticulture Specialists weigh in about the outlook for this year’s fruit crop in Kentucky.

DEAN CHARLES BARNHART…Extension Today recognizes the passing of the former Dean and Director of the College of Agriculture Charles Barnhart.  Dean Barnhart passed away April 1 at the age of 84.  He led the College of Agriculture as Dean from 1969 to 1988.

I LOVE COWS…A statewide I Love Cows essay contest keeps alive the spirit of Dustin Worthington.  The Mercer County teen loved cows, but his life was cut short in a car accident seven years ago.  His parents started the essay contest with the help of the Mercer County Cooperative Extension Service to honor his memory.

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP…A community-wide spring cleanup is underway in Fayette County with the Great American Cleanup and the UK College of Agriculture is lending a hand.

WASHINGTON COUNTY YOUTH GARDENING PROJECT…One way to reach young people who may have mental, physical or behavioral disabilities is through gardening.  That’s what is happening in Washington County with the help of the Cooperative Extension Service and other community partners. 

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