Third Thursday Thing Program

April 18, 2019

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

This month’s topic:

USDA-NRCS

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.

 

TIME PROGRAM
10:00 – 10:05 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

10:05 – 10:25 am

Greetings from the USDA-NRCS Regional Conservationist

James Tillman

Southeast Regional Conservationist (USDA-NRCS)

10:25 – 10:45 am

Meet the new Kentucky State Conservationist

Greg Stone

KY State Conservationist (USDA-NRCS)

10:45 – 11:30 am

Louisville Urban High Tunnel Experience

Kurt Mason

Urban Conservationist (USDA-NRCS)

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Working with NRCS – Where to begin

Greta Steverson

Natural Resources Manager (USDA-NRCS)

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Conservation on Grazing Lands

Adam Jones

Natural Resources Specialist/Grazing Specialist (USDA-NRCS)

2:00 – 2:20 pm

Program Assistance from NRCS

Deena Wheby

Assistant State Conservationist for Programs (USDA-NRCS)

2:20 – 3:00 pm

Conservation Stewardship Program

Matt Hutchison

Resource Conservationist (USDA-NRCS)

The next Third Thursday Thing Program will be May 16, 2019 

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension System serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, marital or familial status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work Act of September 29, 1977, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Program, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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TIME PROGRAM
10:00 –

10:15 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

10:15 –

12:00 pm

Overview of Sustainable Lean Farming –

Eliminating Waste on the Farm

Barry Van Dyke

Sustainable Farm Enterprises LLC

12:00 –

1:00 pm

Lunch

Kentucky State University Farm Crew

1:00 –

2:00 pm

Economics of Animal Health

Jessie Lay, DVM

2:00 pm

Dismiss

 

The next Third Thursday Thing Program will be February 21, 2019 and will be on:

Organic Agriculture

and

Hemp Production

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension System serve all people regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, marital or familial status. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work Act of September 29, 1977, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Cooperative Extension Program, Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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TIME PROGRAM

10:00 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

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

OAK

10:45 – 11:05 am

AgrAbility Overview

Mike Lewis

University of Kentucky

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11:05 – 11:35 am

Organic Production in an Urban Setting: 

Challenges and Barriers

Dr. Leigh Whittinghill

11:35 – 12:00 pm

Research Update: 

Integrating Small Pastured Ruminants into Organic Grain Crop Rotations

Dr. Shawn Lucas

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

(Mostly) Organic Food Provided by:

Good Foods Co-Op, Lexington, Kentucky

1:00 – 1:20 pm

Overview of the Co-op and Marketing Options for Regional Producers

Good Foods Co-op

1:20 – 3:00 pm

Season Extension:

Certified Organic High Tunnel Production at Beyond the Bridge Farm

Tony Silvernail

Beyond the Bridge Farm

Frankfort, Kentucky

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TIME PROGRAM
10:00

10:10

am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

 Concurrent Morning Sessions – Two Options


10:10

11:50

am

Goat Production Option

Confinement Management of Meat Goats

and

Feed-lotting Meat Goats

Frank Pinkerton

 

10:10

11:50

am

Guard Animal Option

Health Care and Concerns for Guard Animals

Dr. Jessie Lay and Emily Clement

12:00

1:00

pm

Lunch

Kentucky State University Farm Crew

1:00

1:50

pm

Meat Goat Quality from a Packer Perspective

Donny Brewer

2:00

2:50

pm

Research Update

Dr. Ken Andries

3:00

3:30

pm

Buck Kids Offered for $ale

From Kentucky State University

 

PLEASE NOTE: 

 

 

TIME PROGRAM
10:00 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

10:10 – 11:00 am

Pawpaw Overview and Orchard Tour

Sheri Crabtree

11:00 – 11:20 am

Pawpaw Grafting Methods

Matt Behrends

11:20 – 12:00 pm

KSU Pawpaw Cultivars

Research Update and New Cultivar Announcement

Dr. Kirk Pomper

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 – 1:40 pm

Relay Cropping in Raised Beds, Container Plots,

and Green Roof Media with Field Tour

Megan Gearhart

1:40 – 2:20 pm

Primocane Fruiting Blackberry Overview

and Field Tour

Jeremy Lowe

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sorghum Field Tour and Sorghum Press Demonstration

Joni Nelson and Dakarai Carrington

 

TIME PROGRAM  
10:00 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

Kentucky State University

10:10 – 11:00 am

Ginseng and Other Common Medicinal Plants

Anna Lucio

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

Risk Management Options for America’s Agricultural Producers

John Mangus 

AgRAEIS, Inc.

Room A

AgRAEIS

NAP Fact Sheet

Click on link above

to download NAP

Fact Sheet

 

NAP Flyer

Click on link above

to download NAP

Flyer

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Agroforestry

Dr. Richard Cristan

Kentucky State University

Room B

12:00 – 1:00 pm

LUNCH 

KSU Farm Crew

 

 

 
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Pollinator Habitat:  Essential Practices

Jody Thompson

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Monarch Waystations

Dr. John Sedlacek

Kentucky State University

 

 




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