Areas of research include Agriculture, Aquaculture, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Food and Animal Science, and Family and Consumer Sciences.
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KYSU Extension is committed to solving problems of those who have limited social and economic resources and to improving the quality of life and vitality of Kentucky communities.
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The College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment offers two undergraduate degree programs, two graduate degree programs, and multiple certificate programs.
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Need to Know

The 2020 Bluegrass Beekeepers SchoolPicture of bees on a wall for Bluegrass Beekeepers School
Date: March 7th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40422

Classes will be offered for first year beekeepers and second year beekeepers as well as classes on queen rearing, candle making, honey labeling, treating for Varroa mites and much more.

To register online click here:

For more information see the event page here:

Picture of KYSU's celebrating the reopening of the Rosenwald Center for 4-H Youth Development

 4-H Annual Events and Summer Camps

AgDiscovery (AgD)
Program Dates: June 7 – 20, 2020
Deadline: March 20, 2019

Summer Transportation Institute
Program Dates: July 19 – August 1, 2020
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020

4-H Explorers Summer Camp
Program Dates: July 6 – 10, 2020
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Creative Arts Camp
Program Dates:  July 6 – 7, 2020
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Environmental Science Camp
Program Dates: June 22 – 26, 2020
Deadline: May1, 2020

Program Date:  July 13 – 17, 2020
Deadline: May 1, 2020

Have you started planning for your spring garden? Pictue of Fruit

Click HERE to review all the extension publications (fact sheets).  Click on the following to access some of the newer fact sheets: Growing Herbs in Containers, Harvesting and Using Herbs, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Summer Squash, and Carrots.

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Small-Scale Farm Grant Program accepting applications.

Applications are now being taken for the 2020/2021 Farmer Education Program and the 2020/2021 Small-Scale Farm Grant.  Click HERE for more information.

Livestock Nutrition Lab @KYSU Megan McCoun makes her rounds in the morning checking and feeding cows at fence at Benson Farm
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2019 Research Publications

As Year 2020 commences, the livestock nutrition lab would like to highlight our research papers from 2019.

Our lab is currently studying how nutritional interventions impact the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome of ruminant to improve efficiency of ruminant production systems.

Special thanks to our funders (USDA/NIFA, Alltech Inc. and Land O’ Lakes) and collaborators (University of Kentucky and University of Florida).

Program Contact:
Kirk W. Pomper, PhD
Director of Land Grant Programs
Co-op Extension Building
Room 217
Phone: 502-597-5905

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