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UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Returns to Kentucky State Fair

Blake Newton, UK entomology 4-H/youth extension specialist, shows fairgoers some of UK entomology's insect zoo during the 2018 Kentucky State Fair.
Blake Newton, UK entomology 4-H/youth extension specialist, shows fairgoers some of UK entomology's insect zoo during the 2018 Kentucky State Fair.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2019) — New and exciting things will be happening in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s booth in AgLand at the Kentucky State Fair.

The booth will feature interactive educational exhibits and demonstrations related to the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence and multiple horticultural practices for small, urban growers and commercial producers. Family and consumer sciences extension agents and specialists will be in the booth each day with helpful tips on ways individuals and families can lead healthier lifestyles. Fairgoers can pose for pictures with some of their favorite UK and Kentucky scenes in the college's photo booth.

Various college specialists and extension associates will speak on the AgLand stage at 10 a.m. each day of the fair. They will then be available to answer fairgoers’ questions and provide further demonstrations immediately following their presentations. Members of UK’s Family and Consumer Sciences Extension will take the stage each day at 1 p.m. with recipe demonstrations from the Plate It Up! Kentucky Proud project. They will have a limited number of samples of the recipes for fair attendees immediately following the recipe demonstration.

AgLand contains more than an acre of exhibits in South Wing A highlighting Kentucky agriculture. In addition to the activities in the college booth, youth throughout the state will be highlighting some of their best work in 4-H Cloverville.

Daily college presenters on the AgLand stage include:

Aug. 15

10 a.m. - Insects of Kentucky and UK’s Insect Zoo, Blake Newton, entomology

1 p.m. - Watermelon Tomato Salad, Diana Doggett, Fayette County FCS agent

Aug. 16

10 a.m. - Stories, Songs and Stretches, David Weisenhorn and Natalie Jones, FCS extension

1 p.m. - Cucumber, Corn and Bean Salsa, Anita Boyd, Mason County NEP (Nutrition Education Program) assistant-senior

Aug. 17

10 a.m. - 4-H Drone Project, Matt Barton, agricultural communications services

1 p.m. - Watermelon Tomato Salad, Liz Kingsland, special projects coordinator for FCS extension

Aug. 18

10 a.m. - Mat Project, Boyd County Extension Homemakers

1 p.m. - Honey Muffins, Melissa Webb and Amanda Howard, Hopkins and Magoffin counties NEP assistants-senior

Aug. 19

10 a.m. - Snake ID Website, Matt Springer and Andrea Drayer, forestry and natural resources

1 p.m. - Butternut Squash Health Bars, Danielle Barrett, Knox County FCS agent

Aug. 20

10 a.m. - Kentucky Forages, Ray Smith, Jimmy Henning and Chris Teutsch, plant and soil sciences

1 p.m. - Watermelon Tomato Salad, Lorie Dunn, Grant County NEP assistant-senior

Aug. 21

10 a.m. - Stories, Songs and Stretches, David Weisenhorn and Natalie Jones, FCS extension specialists

1 p.m. - Cucumber, Corn and Bean Salsa, Mindy McCulley, FCS extension specialist

Aug. 22

10 a.m.- Insects of Kentucky and UK’s Insect Zoo, Blake Newton, entomology

1 p.m.- Watermelon Tomato Salad, Heather Shaw, Metcalfe County NEP assistant-senior

Aug. 23

10 a.m. - UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence, Chad Lee, director

1 p.m. - Cucumber, Corn and Bean Salsa, Katie Alexander, Webster County FCS agent

Aug. 24

10 a.m. - UK Veterinary Diagnostic Mobile Laboratory, Uneeda Bryant, veterinary pathologist

1 p.m.- Honey Muffins, Reda Fugate, Perry County NEP assistant-senior

Aug. 25

10 a.m. - UK Veterinary Diagnostic Mobile Laboratory, Uneeda Bryant, veterinary pathologist

1 p.m. - Butternut Squash Health Bars, Tracy Cowles, Butler County FCS agent

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