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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:

August 4 - Pest ID and management, plant disease/pathology, at the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm, 4320 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Led by Blair Helvey, Nicole Ward, and Emily Pfeufer. Sponsored by Organic Association of Kentucky. Registration: $5 OAK members, $10 non-members. To register, go to

August 13 - UK Industrial Hemp Research Field Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 3250 Ironworks Pike, Lexington. The event will include walking tours of research projects; van service will be offered where needed. Lunch will be provided. The event is free of charge. For more information, visit, or contact David Williams at, or 859.257.2715.

August 13 - An Evening Field Walk, 6 p.m. EDT, Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability, 130 Robinson Road, Jackson, KY. Drs. Krista Jacobsen and Shawn Wright will host an evening field walk. Topics include high tunnel tomatoes and rainwater catchment; the cucurbit sentinel plot; green beans; peppers; watermelons; a sweet potato fertilizer trial; a pumpkin variety demonstration on plastic; hazelnuts; rhubarb; a cover crop demonstration; use of plasticulture, drip irrigation and raised beds; and a solar charged deer fence. For information, contact Shawn Wright at 606-666-2438, Ext 234.

November 7 - Kentucky Nut Growers Association Fall Meeting, Henderson County Extension Office, 3341 Zion Road, Henderson. Contact Danny Ganno at 270-860-8362.

January 4-5, 2016 - Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington. Contact John Strang at 859-257-5685, or

January 6-8, 2016 - Illinois Specialty Crops, Agritourism, and Organic Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Springfield, IL. For information, visit

January 7-10, 2016 - 2016 SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Savannah, GA. For details, click here.

January 18-20, 2016 - Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Congress, Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Sandusky, OH. Information will be available at

January 19-21, 2016 - Indiana Hort Congress, Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis. For details, go to

January 27-30, 2016 - Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Conference, Lexington, KY. Details will be available at

February 11-13, 2016 - PickTN Conference/Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets annual meeting, Knoxville Marriott. For more information, click here.

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