UK Cooperative Extension Service using arts, natural sciences to bring renowned writer’s works to life

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward The Greenup County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is using the arts and natural sciences to bring the works of a world-renowned writer to life for students in his native county. Anne Stephens, the county’s fine arts extension agent, collaborated with Greenup County Farm Bureau, Greenup County School District and Shawnee State...

Allen County extension agent Janet Johnson named NEAFCS national extension Educator of the Year

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward For many years, Janet Johnson has worked tirelessly for the betterment of the citizens of Allen County in her role as an agent for the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Her hard work recently garnered national recognition when the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences named her their Educator of the Year. The association...

UK Forestry and Wildlife Webinar series to offer practical information for woodland owners

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a forestry webinar series on select evenings from Oct. 26 through Dec. 7. The web-based series will provide a convenient way to acquire useful information, not only for woodland owners but also for those who have an interest in trees and wildlife. UK forestry extension will broadcast the five-part...

Kentucky Forest Industries’ Wood Expo features classes, exhibits along with competitions

The Kentucky Wood Expo returns to Masterson Station Park in Lexington Sept. 15-16, and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will have a big hand in two days of educational and fun activities for the entire family. The biennial event, sponsored by the Kentucky Forest Industries Association, offers classes, competitions and more than 50 exhibits and demonstrations for everyone, from...

UK Cooperative Extension Service to offer three regional Woodland Owners Short Courses

Kentucky forests are becoming fragmented, and landowners’ objectives are changing. Woodland owners who are wondering how to get the most from their property can benefit from attending one of three short courses being offered around the state this summer by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Kentucky boasts nearly 12.5 million acres of forests. More than 300,000 families and...

Farm-City Field Day celebrated in Franklin County for the 59th time Thursday

For 59 years, Farm-City Field Day has brought city and country folk together on a Franklin County farm for a morning filled with educational tours, exhibits and a tasty picnic lunch. This year, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service event will take place July 6 at the Steve Thornton family farm, 5932 Mt. Zion Road on the west side of the county. Wagon tours at the 2013 Farm-City...

Jeff Rubin: Family and consumer science providing new roles, opportunities for both men and women

If you’re of a certain age, you may remember home economics as an elective you took in high school when you couldn’t find anything “easier” to take. If you could sew a button, boil water, or knew where to place your knife and fork you could usually get by. But you would have missed the point of what home economics and now consumer and family science is all about. It was, in fact, a revolutionary...

UK Cooperative Extension Services hosts camps for teens from military families

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host five camps for teens from military families during 2016 and 2017. A new offering in 2016 is the Teens of Fallen Warriors Resiliency Excursion. This camp is for teenagers between 14 and 18 years old who have lost a service member parent. During the camp, teen participants will work on the healing process and form relationships with peers...

Ten adventure camps in Kentucky and nearby states help military, their children reunite

By Katie Pratt Special to KyForward   Service members and their teenage children can experience new adventures together through camps provided by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.   Extension is partnering with Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass and the Center for Courageous Kids to host 10 adventure camps in Kentucky and neighboring states. The camps are funded...

UK extension service hosts 7th Annual Pastures Please! seminar for farm managers

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and UK Ag Equine Programs will host Pastures Please! 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Scott County Extension office, 1130 Cincinnati Road in Georgetown. The public is invited to the free annual event, particularly horse owners and farm managers interested in the latest information about horse pasture management.   UK’s extension program hosts a pasture...

Extension agents host free Pastures Please! event aimed at horse owners, farm managers

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and UK Ag Equine Programs will host Pastures Please! 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Fayette County extension office, 1140 Red Mile Place in Lexington. The public is invited to the free annual event; particularly horse owners and farm managers interested in the latest information about horse pasture management.   “We are pleased to offer our 6th...

2012 Review: Agri-business, sustainable
ag add up to big economy in our Kentucky

The business of agriculture is big business in Kentucky, one family at a time, and sustainable agriculture is increasingly on the public agenda – how to have safe, plentiful, affordable food to put on the family table. KyForward’s informative stories on agri-business issues have been wide-ranging – from commercial farming to backyard gardens. Here is one of our favorites, though we provide...