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Berea College allowing prospective students to apply for admission without standardized test scores

Berea College will now allow its prospective students to apply for admission without requiring standardized test scores. Berea College joins more than 1,000 elite institutions like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Notre Dame who are offering test score optional admissions to their fall 2021 class. The COVID-19 pandemic has created insurmountable barriers for standardized testing for students across...

City of Princeton shows support for longtime movie theatre with purchases of popcorn and soft drinks

By Chip Hutchson Kentucky Today In the midst of stay-at-home orders in Kentucky, one community found a safe way to support a local business Sunday. Cars lined up along Main Street and circled around to a parallel street — all for the purpose of pulling in front of a long-time movie theatre downtown to buy popcorn and a soft drink while showing its support of a small, locally-owned business. “Capitol...

Registration open for UK High School Crop Scouting Competition; event set for July 30 in Princeton

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Kentucky youth can put their crop scouting skills to the test during the University of Kentucky’s High School Crop Scouting Competition. Registration is now open for the July 30 event. It will take place from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. CDT at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Participating teams should consist of four to six high school students and...

UK to host irrigation workshop on Feb. 19; scientists to share irrigation-focused research results

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host a Kentucky Irrigation Workshop on Feb. 19 at UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. During the workshop, scientists with the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence and the Kentucky Geological Survey will share their most recent research results from their irrigation-related...

UK Wheat Science Group to host Winter Wheat Meeting on Jan. 7 at Siemer Milling Company Conference Center

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its Winter Wheat Meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 7 at the Siemer Milling Company Conference Center at the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence in Princeton. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. A representative from Siemer Milling Company will provide a welcome and a presentation. UK College...

UK KATS to host mid-season training on June 13 at Research and Education Center in Princeton

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky The Kentucky Agricultural Training School will host a mid-season training on June 13 at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton. The daylong, hands-on clinic is ideal for corn and soybean producers and crop consultants. Specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will discuss growth staging for both crops,...

UK forage extension specialists to host Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop March 20 in Princeton

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Kentucky 31 tall fescue is a double-edged sword for many forage and livestock producers because of its toxin-producing endophyte. University of Kentucky forage extension specialists are teaming up with the Alliance for Grassland Renewal to host a workshop to teach producers how to renovate their tall fescue pastures with a novel endophyte variety. The Novel Tall...

UK to host first Kentucky Agricultural Training School of year March 7 at Princeton research center

The University of Kentucky will host its first Kentucky Agricultural Training School workshop of the year March 7 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton. UK soil scientist Edwin Ritchey, center, talks to participants during a previous school. (Photo provided) The event began two years ago as the UK Wheat Field School, an effort of UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence specialists...

UK’s Fragipan Field Day on Oct. 3 to highlight research breakthrough in crop production

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky University of Kentucky soil scientists will host a Fragipan Field Day to present a significant research breakthrough in crop production. The field day is from 8 a.m. until noon CDT Oct. 3 at the UK Research and Education Center’s Farm in Princeton. Soil fragipans, like the one pictured here, reduce crop yields. UK soil scientists have found that annual ryegrass...

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to host Spray Clinic in Princeton on July 17

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting a Spray Clinic on July 17 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Part of the Field School series, the clinic is an expanded effort by the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence to give experienced producers and others in the industry the research-based information they need at critical junctures in the...

UK Wheat Science Group to host field day May 8 at Research & Education Center farm in Princeton

The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its annual field day on May 8 at the UK Research and Education Center farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. (CDT), and the tour starts at 8:45 a.m. 2017 UK wheat field day participants tour variety trials (Photo by Steve Patton, UK Ag) Specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Grain and Forage Center...

UK’s Princeton Research and Education Center to change labs’ protocol due to renovation, expansion

The upcoming renovation and expansion of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton will change sample drop-off policies and procedures for the center’s soil testing and plant disease diagnostic laboratories. These changes are meant to help technicians process samples from clients as quickly and efficiently as possible, as the center grows to accommodate the Grain and...

The Rural Blog: Many rural movie houses
may close due to costs of digital transition

By Ivy Brashear Special to KyForward   The film industry announced last year that it would no longer make film copies of its movies, and would only provide digital versions, forcing theaters across the U.S. to retire their 35mm projectors and go digital. That switch is not cheap, since digital projectors cost tens of thousands of dollars, and some small theaters would have to pay hundreds of thousands...