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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,"...
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Onion research highlighted at Vegetable Field Day
Research shows that growing vegetables on plastic mulch with drip irrigation offers many benefits including increased soil temperature, cleaner products, reduced water problems and maximized fertilizer use. Using onions, a Crittenden...
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Technology is focus of Trigg County Farm Tour
Agricultural technology is rapidly growing and improving as farmers across the nation look for ways to increase profits. Keeping up with all the advances can be time consuming and costly, but many farmers who use the technology believe it's well worth the investment.
Representatives from three Trigg County farms discussed the benefits of different agricultural...
Marion County Field Day focuses on beef industry, family fun
For Kentucky producers to make profits in the beef industry, it's important for them to look for ways to improve their herd, reduce production costs and increase profits.
Marion County beef cattle producers learned ways to get the most productivity from their herds at the county's recent field day on a local producer's farm.
"The beef industry...
Family and consumer sciences agents to host frugal bridal program
In the current economy, it is hard for many people to afford necessities, much less save money for additional expenses, such as weddings. To help brides-to-be discover more affordable wedding choices, family and consumer sciences agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host The Frugal Bride.
The cost-saving bridal program will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Providence Christian Church at Brannon Crossing in Nicholasville. It is open to future brides and their fiancés, family members and wedding planners across the state.
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...
Aquaculture Field Day set for July 25 in Frankfort
Aquaculture enthusiasts will have an opportunity to learn more about the enterprise at a July field day in Frankfort.
Kentucky State University and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are offering a free Aquaculture Field Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT July 25 at KSU's Aquaculture Research Center. Participants will have a chance to learn more about research regarding largemouth bass, koi, freshwater prawn, crayfish and paddlefish.
KSU Aquaculture Professor Bob Durborow said the field day will begin with registration and a welcome, followed by...
UK Turfgrass Research Field Day is July 9
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host a free Turfgrass Research Field Day July 9 at the Turf Research Center at Spindletop Farm in Lexington. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Turfgrass industry professionals, garden center employees, UK College of Agriculture extension professionals, employees and turfgrass students are invited to attend.
"This is really the only turfgrass research location in Kentucky where you can visit the research plots and talk with researchers and graduate students about current research and turfgrass management...
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...