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UK Nonprofit Leadership Initiative accepting award nominations
"The Distinguished Nonprofit Leadership Award recognizes outstanding achievement in Kentucky nonprofit chief executives in the areas of strategic leadership, community building, ethical integrity, innovation and commitment to strengthening the nonprofit sector," said Danielle Clore, UK Nonprofit Leadership Initiative director.
Nominees must have served or be a current salaried, full-time chief executive of a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Kentucky and have at least 15years of cumulative nonprofit work experience as of Aug. 17. Clore said the award is open to leaders of any type of nonprofit organization - human service, educational, environmental, arts, faith-based, etc. Last year's recipient was Marian Guinn, executive director of God's Pantry Food Bank of Lexington.
"The Fifth Third Bank Innovative Nonprofit Award recognizes a nonprofit organization in Kentucky implementing inventive, nontraditional, programs or methods that effectively...
Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program seeks nominations for new class members
The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for its ninth class, which is scheduled to begin in January.
The 18-month program focuses on fine-tuning the leadership skills of 20 active farmers or agribusiness professionals. It is funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, farm organizations, agribusinesses, alumni and program participants.
"This program is tailored...
Agritourism summer attractions widespread throughout Kentucky
Though Independence Day is now past, there's still plenty of summer left for families to hit the road and reap the bounty of the many agritourism sites in the state.
Kentucky has a proud agricultural heritage. Families can cultivate that pride and heritage in their children by visiting the many farms and agricultural businesses that open their gates to the public.
On-farm markets, such as those in the...
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Sunny Acres Farm hosts soggy Funfest for rural and urban guests
More than 200 people braved soggy, muddy conditions to learn about agriculture at Sunny Acres Farm in Louisville. The biennial "Crossroads: Farm-City Funfest" went on despite torrential downpours at times. The weather didn't distract volunteers and vendors from their purpose, however - to show rural and urban folks alike what's happening...
Teaching the young business lessons for life
If small business is the mainstay of the nation's economy, then it's important to plan for the future by training the small business owners of tomorrow today. That's the concept behind a growing movement to introduce young people to the idea of entrepreneurship and all the myriad aspects to owning their own business.
Students at St. Patrick's School in Maysville, 4-H'ers in Grant County and teenagers in Marion, Washington, Taylor and Casey counties have had firsthand experience in what it takes to be an entrepreneur. For many, it was an eye-opening...
UK All Commodity Field Day returns to Princeton in July
It's time for the biennial showcase in Princeton of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's latest research and extension work - work that is not only conducted on its western Kentucky research station, but throughout the entire college. This year's event is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 23 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton...
Nonprofit management workshop to be held in Hindman
A workshop addressing management of nonprofit organizations will be held Tuesday, June 23 at Hindman Settlement School in Hindman.
The Kentucky Nonprofit Leadership Initiative will host "Nonprofit Management 101," a workshop aimed at providing management education in the areas of board governance, fundraising, bookkeeping and volunteer management to small, grassroots 501 (c) (3) organizations. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT.
"This workshop is an ideal learning environment for those starting a nonprofit organization or for small...
Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute
A community's wealth is tied in large measure to its entrepreneurs, according to Ron Hustedde, extension professor in the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Hustedde is the director of Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, which is recruiting in 22 south central Kentucky counties for its next class of fellows
The institute is looking for 30 people who are interested in building entrepreneurial-friendly communities and coaching individual entrepreneurs. Hustedde said graduates of the program...
Festival to spotlight Kentucky vineyards and wineries
Celebrating its fifth year, the Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest will offer many opportunities for visitors to experience the state's growing grape and wine culture May 15 and 16. In 2005, the inaugural festival came on the heels of a grape revival in Kentucky, once known for its quality grape and wine production. Since then, the industry and the festival itself have grown by leaps and bounds....
Community Supported Agriculture model evolving, growing
Community Supported Agriculture is blooming in Kentucky. With its mix of farms and metropolitan areas, Kentucky has a near-perfect environment for the local foods system of production and distribution, said Mark Keating, a lecturer in sustainable agriculture in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.
Community Supported Agriculture is a...