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For more information, contact:
Christy Cassady, Coordinator

Center for Crop Diversification
N-318 Agricultural Science Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40546-0091
(859) 257-1477

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This project is funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

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Upcoming events

For meetings/workshops involving fruit and nut crops, see Fruit Facts newsletter

For meetings/workshops involving ornamental crops, see HortMemo meetings list

Please note: If you are unable to attend the Mountain Monday Series workshops at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, they will be available live by U-stream at:

February 10 - April 14 - Lake Cumberland Beekeepers Association, bee school, 6-8:30 p.m. EST at the Pulaski County Extension Office, 28 Parkway Drive in Somerset. Cost is $25 and limited to 45 participants. For more information, call 606-679-6361, or email

February 26-28 - West Virginia Small Farm Conference, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, W.Va. For more information, click here.

February 28 - Farmers Market Training Workshop Series: Food Access, Community Outreach and Marketing. Louisville Public Library Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville, KY. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Community Farm Alliance's Farmers Market Support Program. This workshop will focus on making local food available by offering SNAP, WIC, Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, Double Dollars, Summer Feeding Program, and Farm to School conversations. Participants will hear from state contacts and other markets about their programs to make local food accessible to all. Jackson Rolett will help each market design a marketing plan using social and local media. Lunch is NOT included. Registration is $10. Markets who register for all three workshops will receive a free toolkit. Click here for more information.

February 28 - Northeastern Kentucky Winter Bee School, sponsored by the Licking River Beekeeping Association, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST at Maysville Community and Technical College, 1755 U.S. Highway 68, Maysville. State Apiarist Tammy Horn will be the special speaker. Preregistration for adults is $20, and admission at the door is $25. Children will be admitted for $7.50. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Preregister by emailing by Feb. 23.

March 5-7 - Indiana Small Farm Conference, Danville, IN. For program and registration information, click here.

March 6-7 - Organic Association of Kentucky Annual Conference, Shepherdsville, KY. For information, click here.

March 7 - Audubon Bee School, 8:45 a.m. CST at the Henderson County Extension Education & Expo Center, 3341 Zion Road, Henderson, KY. Opening speaker will be former State Apiarist Phil Craft. Preregister for $15, which includes lunch, by emailing or calling 270-339-7245. Cost is $20 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for $5.

March 7 - Bluegrass Beekeepers School, Kentucky State University, Frankfort. Welcome and keynote speaker will be University of Kentucky entomology professor Dr. Subba Reddy Palli. Preregistration will begin in January and conclude Feb. 28 at $25 per adult and $10 per child. Registration at the door will be $35 per adult and $15 per child. For more information, contact Phil Clark at

March 9 - MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Shelby County Extension Office. For MarketReady graduates only. Click here to see the agenda. Registration is $20; registration deadline is March 2. Please contact Kevin Heidemann at 859-218-4383 or

March 9 - 2015 UK Grapevine Pruning and Propagation Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., UK Horticulture Research Farm, Lexington. Topics include pruning, propagation, and how to compensate for winter injury. The workshop will also provide hands-on experience in pruning dormant grapevines. Registration is required and will be collected at the door ($15). For details and registration information, click here.

March 12 - Pruning Your Way to Success: Tree Fruit Pruning Clinic, 4 to 6 p.m., Dixon Springs Ag Center - Greenhouse, 354 State Highway 145 North, Simpson, IL 62985. Extension Educators Bronwyn Aly and Nathan Johanning will lead a hands-on workshop covering: basic concepts of pruning; pruning equipment and maintenance; and peach and apple pruning. Rain or shine. Cost: $5 per person. Pre-registration required by Monday, March 9, at, or by calling 618-382-2662. For more information, contact Bronwyn Aly at, or 618-382-2662, or Nathan Johanning at, or 618-687-1727.

March 21 - Kentucky Strawberry Growers Meeting, 10 a.m., at Reid's Orchard, Owensboro, KY.

March 23 - Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Producer Training, Knott County Extension Office, 149 Parks Branch Rd., Hindman, KY. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern time. The MarketReady Producer Training Program is for those interested in selling products to restaurants, grocers/wholesalers/retailers, and schools/institutions. MarketReady will provide you with a professional marketing education to improve sales relationships, and get you up to speed with the latest local food programs and resources. MarketReady also offers continuing education credits for Extension Agents. For more information, click here. Registration costs $25, which includes class materials, refreshments, and lunch. Space is limited so register now! To register, send an e-mail to, or call at 859-218-4383. Registration Deadline is Tuesday, March 17th by 4 p.m.

April 9 - Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Morehead Conference Center, 111 E 1st Street, Morehead, KY. For MarketReady graduates ONLY. Registration deadline is Monday, March 30th by 4 p.m. Registration fee - $20. To register, please contact UK Extension Associate Kevin Heidemann at or 859-218-4383. For more information, click here.

June 25 - UKREC Horticulture Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY 42445. Contact: Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467,, or go to

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