Areas of research include Agriculture, Aquaculture, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Food and Animal Science, and Family and Consumer Sciences.
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.
The College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment offers two undergraduate degree programs, two graduate degree programs, and multiple certificate programs.
Need to Know
The Aquaponics Association Annual Conference is coming up September 20-22 at KYSU!
Register for three days of presentations, tours, collaboration, and more with top aquaponic-growers from across the globe!
Ticket info here: https://aquaponicsassociation.org/2019-conference/
Click here to take the Frankfort/Franklin County Business Retention & Expansion Survey
The Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program is a community-based initiative which surveys existing local businesses to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the business climate in a particular location.
Third Thursday Thing Program
…is a monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting small farmers, beginning farmers and agricultural professionals….
Harold R. Benson Research & Demonstration Farm
1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601
October 17, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
October’s Topic: Goats
KYSU Small, Limited-Resource, Minority Farmers Conference
Nov 19 at 12 PM – Nov 21 at 3 PM
Kentucky State University’s Small, Limited-Resource/Minority Farmers Conference is a gathering of farmers from Kentucky and the Southern US.
Kentucky State University has been hosting this conference for over 20 years. This year’s theme is “The Future of the Small Farmer: Innovation to Success in the 21st Century”. The conference will provide you an opportunity to take advantage of the following:
• Educational Programs
• Recognition of the Kentucky Small, Limited-Resource Farmer of the Year
• “Third Thursday Thing”
-Rising Sons Winery: A Kentucky proud vineyard nestled on 45 acres in Lawrenceburg, KY.
-Keeneland: Located in the horse Capital of the world, Keeneland in an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house.
-The Kentucky Castle: A distinctive landmark in Central Kentucky, The Kentucky Castle is a boutique hotel and a certified organic farm.
-Dr. Kole Swanser – Risk Management, On campus in CEB. GIS Lab
Capital Plaza Hotel
405 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY
*This registration will reserve your hotel stay, we will provide a list of guests to the hotel. No need to make a separate reservation.
Cost: A registration fee of $50.00 per person will be charged.
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New Fermentation and Distillation Certificate Offered
The College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment is now offering a Certificate in Fermentation and Distillation Science that prepares students to work in the distillation, brewing and fermentation industries by providing real-world, hands-on experience in the chemistry, food safety, and marketing and management required in these growing fields. The bourbon industry, based in the heart of central Kentucky near Kentucky State University’s Frankfort campus, has a $8.6 billion economic impact on the state and provides more than 20,100 jobs to Kentuckians. The craft beer industry, which has grown 600% over the past five years, contributes $657 million and provides 18,000 jobs in Kentucky. The state’s wine and specialty food industries as well as its value-added markets are also growing at a steady pace.
Pawpaw Research and Extension Program
Third Thursday Thing
Environmental Education and Research Center
Rosenwald Center for 4-H Youth Development
Small-Scale Farm Grant Program