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Central Kentuckians 'Stuff the Bus' for local school children
It's that time again - children all around Kentucky are diving into a new school year. Unfortunately, not all parents can afford the sometimes long list of school supplies. But folks in one central Kentucky county recently gathered to "Stuff the Bus" to help all students enjoy a great start.
"Many families face the dilemma of buying school supplies for their children," said Marisa FitzGerald Aull, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Jessamine County. "School supplies are an essential part of the learning process, and many families are struggling right now and just can't afford to purchase these items."
FitzGerald Aull partnered with Office Depot and the Jessamine County Schools Family Resource Centers at to host Stuff the Bus, a two-day drive to collect school supplies in the Office Depot parking lot and literally stuff a school bus full of items for area school children.
"The economy is really challenging, and we've got 200 to 300 students who won't have the basic supplies on day one,"...
UK research highlighted at reforestation conference
The typical reclamation process for surface mine lands includes...
UK's MacLeod awarded two grants totaling $1.1 million for equine health research
James MacLeod, John S. and Elizabeth A. Knight chair and professor of veterinary science at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center and director of UK's Equine Initiative, was recently awarded two grants totaling more than $1.1 million over three years. Three other equine researchers in UK's College of Agriculture were also collectively awarded more than $500,000.
MacLeod's grant was awarded by...
UK camp ignites youth's interest in insects
Incoming University of Kentucky freshman Tyler Nelson had no idea she was passionate about insects until she attended the Kentucky Forest and Entomology Leadership Program two summers ago. Now, she shares her love of bugs...
Research taking guesswork out of fertilizer applications
Farmers often can look over their fields at specific times of the year and tell from the crop's color whether or not it needs nitrogen. But it's an imprecise guess at best, dependent as it is on a number of factors including the angle of the sun and the perception of the farmer. That's why researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture are investigating a new method for determining nitrogen deficiency based on canopy reflectance.
Ole Wendroth, associate professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, is part of a team of researchers...
UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center attains national accreditation
For the past five years, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has worked toward attaining national accreditation. All the hard work paid off as the center recently received its certificate of full accreditation from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians for all species.
The center's director and epidemiology professor, Craig Carter, said the accreditation will allow the center to better serve the people of Kentucky and beyond.
"This is our...
From Growing Kentucky
Much research is being done on corn fungicides. Paul Vincelli, Extension Disease and Turfgrass Specialist, elaborates on University of Kentucky corn fungicide focal research areas.