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Registration open for Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Course; online evening webinars offered

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky The 2020 Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Course will provide new and experienced woodland owners with a bounty of important information about managing their woodlands for extra income, recreation, wildlife and with the environment in mind. “Not everyone knows where to turn to for advice on how to meet their objectives for their property, but the Woodland...

UK Extension Service to offer Woodland Stewards webinar series on how to improve forest health

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a series of free, web-based woodland seminars on five successive Thursday evenings in February and March. The goal of the webinar series, Getting to Know Your Woodlands: Next Steps, is to empower woodland owners to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience...

Successful – and growing – jail garden nourishes inmates in more ways than one

The Hopkins County Jail garden has extended its growing period and enabled inmates to grow more tomatoes by constructing a seasonal high tunnel with help from the county’s Conservation District Board. Here, jailer Joe Blue, far right, looks over the area with staff from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and deputy jailer Billy Thomas. (Photo by Christy Morgan/NRCS)   Kentucky jailer...