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Design Studio Winchester is visionary collaboration; combines design, community development

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Design Studio Winchester, a collaboration between the University of Kentucky and the City of Winchester, seeks to address the question: Is a town made up of its artifacts or its citizens? The new studio, which combines design and community development in one space, respects the artifacts and empowers citizens. A place-based satellite studio where students...

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to host indoor shrimp farming workshop Sept. 14-15 at KSU

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host a workshop about indoor shrimp farming for those interested in learning more about the relatively new industry to the United States. The workshop is Sept. 14-15 at the Kentucky State University Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm in Frankfort. “In the last five years or so, indoor shrimp farming...

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service hosting two free aquaponics programs in Frankfort

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is hosting two free programs for individuals interested in aquaponics in July. The first program is a workshop on July 20 that will provide basic information about aquaponics, a system in which fish and plants are grown together in a mutually beneficial environment. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at Kentucky State University’s...

University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service offers short woodland management course

By Carol Lea Spence Special to KyForward Woodland owners who are wondering how to get the most from their property can benefit from attending one of three University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service short courses tailored to their region. A forest in Eastern Kentucky (photo by Matt Barton). “Folks aren’t always aware of all the resources that are available to help them achieve their objectives,”...

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service hosting aquaculture program on indoor production

For those interested in learning more about indoor marine shrimp and tilapia production and aquaponics, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host an aquaculture program Saturday, March 25 at Kentucky State University’s Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort. Indoor aquaculture programs are growing in popularity, particularly in urban areas, as people become more interested in local foods....

UK Cooperative Extension service names Mains assistant director of Kentucky 4-H

A lifelong 4-H’er has taken the helm of one of Kentucky’s most popular and storied youth development programs. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has named Mark Mains the assistant director of Kentucky 4-H after a national search. He began this role in September. Mains has served as a Kentucky extension specialist for 4-H youth development since 2004. Prior to that, he was...

Rural Blog: Lawrenceburg journalist tackles topic of depression, writes about own battle

By Tim Mandell Special to KyForward   Depression is a subject people often shy away from discussing, but a large percentage of Americans suffer from, or have suffered from, serious depression. Around 50 million have become seriously depressed at some point during their lives, according to a report by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. ­   The suicide last month of...