Upcoming Meetings

March 23, 2015

Fruit Pruning Demonstration

  • Logan County Extension Office

  • 1:00 pm CT

  • Contact Logan County Extension Office Phone: 270-726-6323 for more information

March 23, 2015

Eastern KY Regional MarketReady Producer Training

  • Knott County Extension Office
    149 Parks Branch Rd., Hindman, KY 41822

  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Registration $25 and includes class materials, refreshments and lunch.

  • Registration deadline is Tuesday March 17 by 4 p.m.

  • This is for those interested in selling products to restaurants, grocers/wholesalers/retailers, and schools/institutions. MarketReady will provide you with a professional marketing education to improve sales relationships, and get you up to speed with the latest local food programs and resources.

  • Contact Kevin Heidemann Email: kevin.heidemann@uky.edu Phone: 859-218-4383

March 24, 2015

Apple Grafting Workshop

  • Hart County Extension Office
    Munfordville, KY

  • 10:00 am CT

  • Contact Hart County Extension Office Phone: 270-524-2451 for more information

March 24, 2015

Growing Tree Fruit

  • Barren County Extension Office
    1463 West Main St., Glasgow, KY 42141

  • 5:00 pm CT

  • Contact Barren County Extension Office Phone: 270-651-3818 for more information

March 26, 2015

Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration

  • Van Meter Family Farm, Clarkson, KY

  • Noon CDT

  • Contact Grayson County Extension Office Phone: 270-259-3492 for directions.

March 27, 2015

Pruning Demonstration and Fruit Tree Grafting Workshops

  • Laurel County Extension Office
    200 County Extension Rd., London, KY 40741

  • 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

  • Contact Laurel County Extension Office Phone: 606-864-4167 for more information

April 2, 2015

Fruit Tree Pruning and Grafting Workshops

  • Russell County Extension Office
    2688 S. Hwy 127, Russell Springs, KY 42642

  • 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. CDT

  • Contact Russell County Extension Office Phone: 270-866-4477 for more information

April 9, 2015

Fruit Grower Orchard Meeting

  • Reid’s Orchard
    4818 Hwy 144, Owensboro, KY 42303

  • 10:00 am CT

  • Program and Directions

  • Contact Daviess County Extension Office Phone: 270-685-8480 for more information

April 9, 2015

MarketReady Graduate Meet the Buyer Forum

  • Morehead Conference Center
    111E First St., Morehead, KY 40351

  • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

  • This is for MarketReady Graduates ONLY! It will include Farm to School, Farm to Restaurant, and Farm to Grocery/ Wholesale/Retail panels, a round table “Speed Date” discussion with buyers, and a special local lunch.

  • Registration $20

  • The deadline for registration is Monday March 30 by 4:00 p.m.

  • Contact Kevin Heidemann Email: kevin.heidemann@uky.edu Phone: 859-218-4383

April 13, 2015

Eastern Kentucky Blueberry and Apple School

  • Letcher County Extension Office
    478 Extension Drive, Whitesburg, KY

  • The morning will be devoted to blueberries and the afternoon to apples

  • Contact Letcher County Extension Office Phone:606-633-2362 for more information

April 25, 2015

Kentucky Nut Growers Association Spring Meeting

  • Harden County Extension Office
    201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown, KY 42701

  • Contact Danny Ganno Phone: 270-860-8362 or Email: danganno@yahoo.com for more information

May 14, 2015

Fruit Grower Orchard Meeting

  • Hillview Farm & Orchard
    4161 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville, KY 40057

  • Contact Henry County Extension Office Phone: 502-845-2811 for more information

June 25, 2015

Third Annual Horticulture Open House

January 4-5, 2016

Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference

In cooperation with University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Kentucky State University,and Kentucky Department of Agriculture

  • Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY
    (859) 455-5000; FAX (859) 455-5122; Registrations (800)EMBASSY

  • Contact John Strang, 859-257-5685 office; 859-396-9311 mobile; email: jstrang@uky.edu or Shubin Saha (phone: 859-257-3374 email: shubin.saha@uky.edu)