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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Managing financial records and bookkeeping is challenging. Accounting software like QuickBooks can make the process much easier. Learn how to set up and use QuickBooks to streamline bookkeeping for your farm. This webinar is free to attend, with an option of an individual consultation for $25. Brought to you by The Land Connection. To register, click here.
Monday, May 21, 2018
1-4 p.m. EDT, at the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm, 4321 Emmert Farm Ln, Lexington, KY 40514. Geared toward production farmers and those looking to scale up production. Farmers looking to transition to certified organic will find this course extremely beneficial as well. Cost: $5 for OAK Members; $10 non-members. To register, visit https://oak.wildapricot.org/event-2843049.
Thursday, June 7, 2018

1-4 p.m. EDT, at the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm, Organic Farming Unit, 4321 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington KY 40514. Developing an effective weed management system integrated throughout the production process can reduce weed pressures and labor costs. Join the Organic Association of Kentucky for this field day overview of the mechanical and cultural controls used on the 30-acre UK Organic Farming Unit, hosted by UK’s Mark Williams and Kristi Durbin. Through discussion, handouts and demonstration, participants will see the entire weed control system while gaining a deeper understanding of how to combine strategies to effectively control weeds, including:

  • ​Crop rotation
  • Cover cropping and mulching
  • Bed preparation, including irrigation considerations
  • Stale seedbed cultivation
  • Scale-appropriate cultivating tools
  • Between-row cultivation
  • In-row cultivation

Cost: $5 for OAK Members; $10 non-members. To register, visit https://oak.wildapricot.org/event-2888849

Thursday, July 26, 2018
6 p.m. EDT until dark. Growers and members of the public are invited to attend. Three concurrent wagon/walking tours of the fruit, vegetable, and sustainable/organic horticulture plots will be featured, including high tunnels and open field. Each tour will be repeated twice. Participants will be able to see some of the latest horticultural research and visit with researchers and specialists. The UK Horticulture Research Farm is located on the south side of Lexington approximately one block west of the intersection of Man O’ War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road (U.S. 27). The entrance to the farm, Emmert Farm Lane, is off Man O’ War Boulevard at the traffic light opposite the entrance to Lowe’s and Walmart.