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:
March 5 - 2014 IPM Training School, focusing on corn and soybeans, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. Topics will include updates on resistant weeds, Bt corn varieties and invasive insects. Additional talks include Buffering Your Soil Nitrogen for Corn against Changing Weather and a presentation on IPM related apps. For more information, click here.
March 7-8 - Organic Association of Kentucky Conference, Berea College Alumni Building, 234 Scaffold Cane Road, Berea. Conference registration is free with OAK membership through Feb. 15. Cost is $25 for non-members, $10 for students and guests, and free for children under 18. Registrations postmarked after Feb. 15 will incur a $10 late registration fee, payable at the door. Click here for schedule, and here for parking map. For more information, click here, or contact Larry Brandenburg at (502) 640-0046 or email@example.com.
March 17 - Grafting Workshop, Mountain Monday Series, Robinson Center Auditorium, Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Jackson, KY. 6 p.m. Instructor: Dr. John Strang. Registration fee: $10. Limited to 30 participants. For more information, click here.
March 17 - Starting a Vineyard, 6 to 7 p.m. EST at the Jefferson County Extension Office, Room 115, 810 Barret Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204. Call 502-569-2344. For more information, contact Richard Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 330-8676.
March 20 - 2014 Vegetable Academy, Growers Meeting on High Tunnel Vegetable Production. High tunnel production and marketing topics will be presented by UK specialists from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cedar Creek Sportsmans Club at Cedar Creek Lake, Stanford, KY. Click here for agenda. For meal reservations, contact the Lincoln County Extension Office at (606) 365-2447.
March 25 - MarketReady Producer Training Program, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Henderson County Extension Office, 3341 Zion Road, Henderson, KY. Registration fee of $25 includes class materials, refreshments, and lunch. Registration deadline is March 20. To register, email Kevin Heidemann at email@example.com, or call (859) 218-4383. For more information, click here.
March 31 - Starting a Vineyard, 6 to 7 p.m. EST at the Pulaski County Extension Office, 28 Parkway Drive, Somerset, KY 42502. Call 606-679-6361. For more information, contact Richard Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (502) 330-8676.
April 14 - Tomato Diseases, Mountain Monday Series, Robinson Center Auditorium, Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Jackson, KY. 6 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Kenny Seebold. For more information, click here.
September 22-27 - Mountain Ag Week, UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, Jackson, KY. Click here for more information.
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