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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 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.

April 1 - Farmers Market Support Program Food Access, Community Outreach & Marketing workshop, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Louisville Public Library Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville. 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. For details and to register, click here.

April 2 - Farmers Market Support Program Vendor Support Workshop, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, KY. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Markets will develop Market Manager position descriptions, understand the Kentucky Farmers Market Manual, and simple Marketing Basics. Lunch is included. Registration is $25. Markets who wish to attend all three workshops will also receive a Farmers Market Toolkit. For details and to register, click here.

April 9 - Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. EDT, 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 kevin.heidemann@uky.edu or 859-218-4383. For more information, click here.

April 15 - Farmers Market Support Program Vendor Support Workshop, Louisville Public Library Bon Air Branch, 2816 Del Rio Place, Louisville. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Markets will develop Market Manager position descriptions, understand the Kentucky Farmers Market Manual, and simple Marketing Basics. Lunch is NOT included. Registration is $10. Markets who wish to attend all three workshops will also receive a Farmers Market Toolkit. For details and to register, click here.

April 16 - Grant Writing Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (lunch provided), Aquaculture Research Center, Kentucky State University (in the pink building), 103 Athletic Drive, Frankfort, KY. This workshop will focus on effective grant writing strategies for USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) programs such as the Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Local Food Promotion Program. Techniques and skills used will be useful across USDA agencies. This workshop is open to all individuals and groups seeking to better connect agricultural producers and consumers through local food systems. To register, please contact Richard Bryant at 502-330-8676. For more information, contact Dr. Sid Dasgupta at 502-597-5036.

June 25 - UKREC Horticulture Open House, 9 a.m. to noon CDT, 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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