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Feb. 20 summit to feature workshops, networking promoting Kentucky’s local food systems

The University of Kentucky hosted its first Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit in 2019. (Photo by Sarah Caton). By Danielle Donham University of Kentucky The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky, in collaboration with Bluegrass Farm to Table and Kentucky Proud, is holding its second annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Gatton Student Center. This...

Summit to promote local, sustainable food systems in Ky. set for Feb. 26 at UK’s Gatton Student Center

The second annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit will bring together the Commonwealth’s farm and food community for a day of workshops, networking and conversations. The event will take place on Feb. 26 at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton Student Center. “The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is proud to support the second annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit,” Agriculture Commissioner...

UK Gatton Student Center coffee tables preserve heritage of site, reaping benefits of venerable trees

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Generations of students passed beneath the shade of pin oak trees on the University of Kentucky campus, rushing to class, strolling with friends or studying beneath their branches on a warm spring day. But when the new and expanded Gatton Student Center went up, several of the trees had to come down. Their story doesn’t end there, though, because students...

UK students in retailing/tourism management to hold ‘Color Me Spring’ fashion show fundraiser

Students in the University of Kentucky’s Department of Retailing and Tourism Management (RTM) are producing the “Color Me Spring” fashion show on Thursday evening, April 18, in the ballroom of the Gatton Student Center. The event is a fundraiser for the department, which is housed in the School of Human Environmental Sciences within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The...

Three-term U.S. Senator, Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Bradley to Deliver Wendell Ford Lecture at UK Oct. 16

By Carl Nathe and Mike Ruehling From University of Kentucky Former Rhodes Scholar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer and U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley is coming to the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, Oct.16, as the featured speaker for the Fall 2018 Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Lecture. The event, named for the late former Kentucky governor and four-term U.S. senator, will take place at 3:30 p.m....