Calendar

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6 to 7 p.m. CDT at Bell View Blueberries, Bill Kindred Farm, 11 Old Glasgow Road, Edmonton, KY 42129. For more information, please contact the Metcalfe County Extension Office at 270-432-3561. This tour is made possible with funding from the Kentucky Horticulture Council through a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT, at the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm, 4321 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington. Learn about produce washing best practices, processes and equipment. We will discuss the FSMA Produce Safety Rule’s requirement for postharvest water and how to properly use sanitizers in dunk water to prevent cross-contamination. We will also tour the farm’s packing shed and see how they wash, dry and store produce for maximum quality and food safety. Taught by UK Extension Food Safety Specialist Dr. Paul Vijayakumar, and Cultivate KY Extension Associate Bryan Brady. Contact Bryan at bryan.brady@uky.edu or 859-323-0417 to register. Brought to you by the The Food Connection and the Food Systems Innovation Center at UK.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
4:45 - 6:45 p.m. EDT, Georgetown, KY. Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) field day. For details and registration information, visit https://www.oak-ky.org/field-days.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
5 to 8 p.m. EDT, 227 W Broadway St, Frankfort, KY 40601. Meet Organic Association of Kentucky staff and board members, hear about OAK's program updates and learn why organic matters, even when it comes to your drinks! For more information and to register, visit https://oak.wildapricot.org/event-2959470.
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.
Thursday, August 9, 2018
9 a.m.-noon EDT, Runchero Farms, Shelbyville, KY. Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) field day. For more information and to register, visit https://oak.wildapricot.org/event-2957901.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
9-11 a.m. CDT, Hill and Hollow Farm, Breeding, KY 42715. Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) field day. For details and to register, go to https://oak.wildapricot.org/event-2957902.
Thursday, September 6, 2018
9 a.m.-noon EDT, Good Thymes Organic Farm, Williamsburg, KY. Organic Association of Kentucky (OAK) field day. For more information, go to https://www.oak-ky.org/field-days.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
1-3:30 p.m. EDT, at Kentucky State University’s Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, Frankfort, KY. For more information and to register, visit https://oak.wildapricot.org/event-2957904.