Third Thursday Thing Program

February 20, 2020

…is a monthly sustainable agriculture workshop targeting
small farmers, beginning farmers and agricultural professionals….

This month’s topic:

Organic Agriculture

Farm house and field

College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment
Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm
1525 Mills Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky
(502) 597-6325

Dr. Marion Simon, State Specialist, Small Farm and Part-time Farmers
e-mail address: marion.simon@kysu.edu
College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment

Directions:

From I-64 Exit 53, take US-127 south toward Lawrenceburg,
at the 4th stoplight, turn left onto Mills Lane,
the Kentucky State University Research Farm is 1 ½ miles on the right.

Link to Map of Research Farm

TIME PROGRAM
10:00 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

Kentucky State University

10:10 – 10:25 am

Overview on Kentucky Organic Agriculture Program from KDA

Megan Clark

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

10:25 – 10:45 am

Organic Association of Kentucky Overview

and

Transition Trainers Overview

Brooke Gentile

Tony Silvernail

Organic Association of Kentucky

10:45 – 11:05 am

Veterans in Kentucky Agriculture

Mike Lewis

University of Kentucky

 

11:05 – 11:35 am

Relay Cropping Greens with Cut and Come Again

Leigh Whittinghill

Kentucky State University

11:35 – 12:00 pm

Research Update: 

Soil Water Impacts under Integrated Crop-Livestock Rotations

Arjun Chhetri

Shawn Lucas

Kentucky State University

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

Mostly) Organic Food provided by:

Good Foods Co-Op, Lexington, Kentucky

 

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Cover Crops for Healthier Soil

John Smith

Henry County Farmer

Essentially Hemp

New Castle, Kentucky

"Essentially Hemp"

1:30 – 3:00 pm A Year in the Life of the Kentucky Organic Hemp Cooperative 

A Conversation and Q&A

Tony Silvernail

Beyond the Bridge Farm

 

Jane Harrod

Early Bird CBD

 

 

Steve Sloan

The Lipton Group

 

Shawn Lucas

Kentucky State University

 

 

 

March’s Third Thursday will be March 19, 2020. 

Topic: Goats

Picture of Benson Farm rotational grazing herd

 

Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Kentucky State University, University of Kentucky, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Kentucky Counties, Cooperating. 2017

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Third Thursday Thing
Archives

 

October 2015 – Topic: Goat Production
January 21, 2016 – Topic: Sustainable Agriculture
February 18, 2016 – Topic: High Tunnel Systems / Organic Production
March 17, 2016 – Topic: Goat Production / Alpaca & Fiber Production
April 21, 2016 – Topic Sustainable Agriculture
May 19, 2016 – Topic: Nutrition
June 2016 – Topic: Aquaculture and Resilient Agriculture
July 21, 2016 – Topic: Pasture Poultry
August 18, 2016 – Topic: New Opportunities
September 15, 2016 – Topic: Horticulture
October 20, 2016 – Topic: Goats
November 17, 2016 – Topic: Agribility
December 2016 – Topic: Goats
January 19, 2017 – Topic: Grapes
February 16, 2017 – Topic: Organic
March 16, 2017 – Topic: Goats
April 20, 2017 – Topic: USDA Program
May 18, 2017 – Topic: Horticulture
June 20, 2017 – Topic: Pastured Poultry
*  July 20, 2017 – 20 Year Celebration of The Third Thursday Thing
*  September 21, 2017 – Topic: Aquaculture
*  October 19, 2017 – Topic: Goats
*  November 16, 2017 – Topic: AgrAbility
*  January 18, 2018 – Topic: Grapes
*  February 15, 2018 – Topic: Organic Agriculture
*  April 19, 2018 – Hosted by NRCS
* May 17, 2018 – Topic Pastured Poultry