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:
July 28-August 1 - 2014 Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS) Conference, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. Honoring the return of the Kentucky National Guard Agricultural Team, the theme for the conference is "Bee Boots on the Ground." The keynote speaker is tentatively scheduled to be Dr. Nicola Bradbear, founder of Bees for Development, an international extension non-profit with teams in Africa, India and China. Other speakers will include beekeepers with the Kentucky National Guard Ag Team, researchers with the USDA and state universities, along with other beekeepers involved with extension programs. Short Course: July 28-30; General Conference: July 30-Aug. 1. For more information, visit www.easternapiculture.org.
July 31 - UK Corn/Soybean/Tobacco Field Day, UK Research and Education Center, Princeton. Contact Colette Laurent for information at 270-365-7541, Ext. 264.
August 4-5 - Precision Technology Workshop, Louisville. This workshop, provided by KyCorn and the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Associations, will be led by Dr. Joe Luck from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Workshop details will be available soon. If you would like to secure your spot or get more information, please contact Adam Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-742-2036. Pre-registration will be required.
August 21 - MarketReady Producer Training, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kentucky State University Research Farm, 1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort. Registration deadline is Friday, August 15. For more information, click here. To register, contact Kevin Heidemann at 859-218-4383, or email@example.com.
September 22-27 - Mountain Ag Week, UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Jackson, KY. Click here for more information.
October 20-22 - Farmland, Food and Livable Communities Conference, Lexington. For more information, click here.
November 13-16 - 2014 Biodynamic Conference, Louisville. For information, click here.
June 25, 2015 - UKREC Horticulture Open House, 9 a.m. to noon, 1205 Hopkinsville St, Princeton, KY 42445. Contact: Win Dunwell, 270.261.9467, firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://www2.ca.uky.edu/HLA/Dunwell
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