CHINESE VISIT….The UK College of
Agriculture’s expertise in the production and containment of plants
modified for pharmaceutical use is gaining international attention. A
delegation of Chinese agricultural professionals came to Lexington to see
tobacco plots being grown by the Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development
BIOTECHNOLOGY CAMP….Some middle school students
from western Kentucky played crime scene investigators at a biotechnology
camp using the newest scientific technology available. The crime scene, a
simulated murder investigation, allowed the students to use DNA testing as
they explored careers in the field of biotechnology.
HURRICANE RELIEF…Communities all across the
country have jumped into action helping victims of the recent hurricanes.
Kentucky has been right there helping our southern neighbors and the
Cooperative Extension Service has done its part organizing food and
clothing drives and raising money. That was the case in Jessamine County
where the Extension Service played a key role in hurricane relief efforts.
HORSESHOEING SCHOOL…One of the many
responsibilities of being a horse owner is good hoof care. It’s considered
so important that students in the UK Equine Science program spend a day
getting hands-on experience at Kentucky’s only horseshoeing school in
demand for pumpkins for fall decorating is growing and Kentucky farmers
are trying to keep up with that demand. Making sure consumers get healthy,
disease-free pumpkins is the focus of a herbicide research study at UK’s
Research and Education Center at Princeton.
STONE FENCE – RADON POSTER CONTEST – AG ROUNDUP – FARM FORUM BILL…Fall
is a very busy time in the UK College of Agriculture with a variety events
taking place. A newly renovated section of a stone fence at Maine Chance
Farm was dedicated, the first ever Radon Poster Contest was held, Ag Roundup
is celebrated on the UK Campus once again, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
Mike Johanns comes to Kentucky to hold a Farm Bill Forum, are just a few of
TOMATO TASTE-TESTING…Tomato lovers had the
opportunity to do some taste testing at the University of Kentucky this
summer as willing participants were invited to sample a variety of tomatoes,
then give feedback on what their taste buds told them.