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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:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/mountainmonday

February 4 - Making a Living on 1.5 Acres: Techniques for Small Scale Intensive Organic Market Gardening. 9 a.m-5 p.m., at E.S. Good Barn, 1451 University Drive, University of KY, Lexington, KY. Registration fee: $65. For more information, go to http://cfaky.org/event/marketgardener/.

February 5 - Farmers Market Training Workshop Series: Organizational Board Development and Planning. Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, KY. Hosted by Community Farm Alliance's Farmers Market Support Program. Participants will begin the strategic planning process for their markets by identifying current strengths and weaknesses, developing a business plan, and learning the the legal structures that fit most farmers markets. They will learn about board structure, communications, and utility of governing bodies as well as picking the perfect market location. Cost: $25. Click here to register.

February 5-6 - 2015 Ohio Hops Conference & Trade Show, held by The Ohio State University and the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. Fischer Auditorium and Shisler Conference Area, Wooster, OH. Cost: $200. For more information, click here.

February 7 - Allen County Beekeepers School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CST at Allen County-Scottsville High School, 1545 Bowling Green Road, Scottsville. Special speaker is Dr. Clarence Collison, formerly of Mississippi State University. Cost is $10 per person, $15 per couple, and $25 for FFA, Girl Scouts, or church groups. A catered barbecue lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, contact John Benham, president of the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association, at 270-678-7924 or ajbenham@scrtc.com.

February 7 - . South Central Kentucky Beekeeping School, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. EST Whitley County High School, 350 Boulevard of Champions, Williamsburg, KY. Preregistration, $15; $25 at the door. For information, call the Whitley County Extension Office at 606-549-1430.

February 8 - Family Backyard Beekeeping Series Sunday, February 8 - Sunday, July 12, 2-4 p.m. EST at Bernheim Forest near Clermont, KY. Cost: $20 Bernheim Members; $30 Non-Members. Requirements: Ages 7 and up (children accompanied by adult). Make your reservations early by calling 502-955-8512.

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 Beth.Wilson@uky.edu.

February 14 - Bees and the Plants They Love, 1-2:30 p.m. EST at Bernheim Forest's Education Center near Clermont. State Apiarist Tammy Horn will be the featured speaker. Cost is $10 for Bernheim members, $12 for non-members. Reserve a seat by calling (502) 955-8512.

February 14-15 - Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Conference, Granville, OH. Click here for information.

February 17 - High Tunnel Webinar Series: Season Extension Opportunities & EQIP Funding Webinar (6:30-7:45 p.m. EST). Sponsored by the Center for Crop Diversification. For a detailed description of the webinar, click here. For registration information, click here.

February 18 - MarketReady Training, Shelby County Extension Office, Shelbyville (9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST). The MarketReady Producer Training Program is for those interested in selling products to restaurants, grocers/wholesalers/retailers, and schools/institutions. MarketReady will provide a professional marketing education to improve sales relationships and get participants up to speed with the latest local food programs and resources. Cost: $25, includes materials and lunch. To register, contact Kevin Heidemann at 859- 218-4383 or kevin.heidemann@uky.edu.

February 19 -Sustainable Agriculture Workshop, "Third Thursday Thing," Kentucky State University Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY. Topic: Organics. For more information, call 502-597-6327, or email marion.simon@kysu.edu

February 21 - Farmers Market Training Workshop Series: Organizational Board Development and Planning Workshop, Louisville Public Library Bon Air Branch, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Hosted by Community Farm Alliance's Farmers Market Support Program. Participants will begin the strategic planning process for their markets by identifying current strengths and weaknesses, developing a business plan, and learning the legal structures that fit most farmers markets. They will learn about board structure, communications, and utility of governing bodies as well as picking the perfect market location. Cost: $10. For more information, click here.

February 24 - High Tunnel Webinar Series: Structure Options, Construction, Ventilation & Temperature Control Webinar (6:30-7:45 p.m. EST). Sponsored by the Center for Crop Diversification. For a detailed description of the webinar, click here. For registration information, click here.

February 26 - Farmers Market Training Workshop Series: Food Access, Community Outreach and Marketing. Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, KY. 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 included. Registration is $25. Markets who register for all three workshops will receive a free toolkit. Click here to register.

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 lickingriverba@gmail.com by Feb. 23.

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 audubonbeekeepersclub@gmail.com 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 pdc3393@twc.com.

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

June 25 - UKREC Horticulture Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY 42445. Contact: Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467, wdunwell@uky.edu, or go to http://www2.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell

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