Third Thursday Thing Program

May 17, 2018

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

This month’s topic:

Pastured Poultry

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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, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems
Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm
Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families
1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY

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 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements 

Dr. Marion Simon

10:15 – 11:30 am

Poultry Health and Nutrition

Jeff Pennay, The Fertrell Company

Fertrell- Since 1946. Better Naturally!

 

11:30 – 12:00 pm

Pasture Poultry Research at Kentucky State University

Dr. Fred Bebe

12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH

KSU Farm Crew

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Introduction to Pastured Poultry for Small and Limited Resource Farmers

Dr. Fred Bebe

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Fencing Demonstration

Steve Skelton

PLEASE NOTE: 

The next Third Thursday Thing Program will be June 21, 2018 and will be on:

Aquaculture

Shrimp Greenhouse

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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Past Third Thursday events

 

 

TIME PROGRAM
10:00 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon, Kentucky State University

10:10 – 10:30 am

Establishing Farm Records with the Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Kara McIntosh, FSA CED for Shelby, Jefferson & Spencer Counties

10:30 – 11:00 am

FSA Programs

Dennis Campbell, FSA CED for Henry & Oldham Counties

11:15 – 12:00 pm

NRCS Conservation Planning Process

Adam Jones, NRCS Grazing Specialist

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12:00 – 1:00 pm

LUNCH

KSU Farm Crew

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Implementing your Conservation Plan with NRCS’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Kate Little, NRCS Resource Conservationist

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2:00 – 2:30 pm

Taking your Conservation to the Next Level with the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Matt Hutchison, NRCS Resource Conservationist

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2:30 – 3:00 pm

Permanently  Preserving your Wetlands with the Wetland Reserve Easement Program

Allen Arthur, NRCS Resource Conservationist

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PLEASE NOTE: 

The next Third Thursday Thing Program will be May 17, 2018 and will be on:

 Pastured Poultry

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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

Kentucky State University

10:10 – 10:50 am

Got Milk?  The Udder and Mastitis

Dr. Jerusha “Jessie” Lay,

Kentucky State University

11:00 – 11:50 am

Kids and Lambs:  Birth through Weaning

Emily Clement

Kentucky State University

12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH

KSU Farm Crew

1:00 – 1:50 pm

Forage Selection and Issues for Small Ruminants

Dr. Ken Andries

Kentucky State University

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Developing a Grazing System for Small Ruminants

Dr. Ken Andries

Kentucky State University

2:15 – 3:00 pm

Determining Forage in the Field and Temporary Fencing for Grazing

Dr. Ken Andries and Andrew McKay

Kentucky State University

PLEASE NOTE: 

The next Third Thursday Thing Program will be April 19, 2018 and will be hosted by NRCS

 

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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Third Thursday Thing Program

January 18, 2018

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

This month’s topic:

Grapes

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, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems
Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm
Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families
1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY

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 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

Kentucky State University

10:10 – 11:00 am

Kentucky Wine Association:

Its Benefits to the Small Farmer

Francine Sloan,  Rising Sons Winery, Lawrenceburg

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Chad Peach,  Prodigy Winery, Frankfort

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11:00 – 12:00 pm

Grape and Wine Council

Tyler Madison, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 pm

Cane Pruning and Grape Varieties for this Type of Pruning

Patsy Wilson, Viticulturist, University of Kentucky

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Topic to be Announced

Cynthia Bohn, Equus Run Vineyards

Equus Run Vineyards

          

PLEASE NOTE: 

The next Third Thursday Thing Program will be February 15, 2018 and will feature Organic Agriculture.

For those registered for SAWG, the bus leaves the KSU Research Farm at 1 pm immediately after lunch at the Third Thursday on January 18.  There will be a stop in Bowling Green at 2:30 pm central standard time.  The bus will return about 8-9 pm on Saturday, January 20.

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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Third Thursday Thing Program

November 16, 2017

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

 AgrAbility

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, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems
Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm
Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families
1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY
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 – 10:10 am

Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon

Kentucky State University

10:10 – 11:00 am

Farm Machinery Safety

Mark A. Purschwitz, Ph.D. Extension Professor and Agricultural Safety Specialist

University of Kentucky

11:00 – 12:00 pm

AgrAbility

Linda Bokros, Program Coordinator

Mike Lewis, Project Manager

Kentucky AgrAbility 

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12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

 

LUNCH

 

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Seasonal Hi

gh Tunnels

Randy Smallwood, State Agronomist

NRCS Kentucky

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sustainability of Honey Bees

Laura Rogers

Kentucky State University

PLEASE NOTE: 

There will not be a Third Thursday Thing program in December.  Happy Holidays!!!  We will resume January 18, 2018.

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

Marion Simon

10:10 – 10:50 am

Creating a Sustainable Livestock Enterprise

Q&A from Creating a Sustainable Livestock Enterprise

Click links above to view recordings

Ken Andries

11:00 – 11:50  am

Mineral Nutrition for Small Ruminants part 1

Mineral Nutrition for Small Ruminants part 2 (technical difficulties!)

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Ibukun “Mike” Ogunade

12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH

KSU Farm Crew

1:00 – 1:50 pm

Using Performance Data and NSIP in Your Sheep and Goats

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Rusty Burgett, National Sheep Improvement Program

National Sheep Improvement Program

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Animal Evaluation for Health and Management

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Emily Clement

Jessica Lay

Fred Bebe

and Goat Crew

3:00 – 3:30 pm

******LIVE GOAT AUCTION*****

David Neville, Auctioneer

 

This auction is open to the public. 

Please note that we can only accept cash or checks for payment. 

Transportation of goats is the responsibility of the winning bidders.

 The next Third Thursday Thing will be:

November 16, 2017

and will feature:

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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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Aquaculture

 

 

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, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems
Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm
Center for the Sustainability of Farms and Families
1525 Mills Lane, Frankfort, KY

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 – 10:10 am Welcome and Announcements

Dr. Marion Simon, KSU

10:10 – 10:30 am Marine Shrimp Production at KSU

Dr. Andrew Ray, KSU

10:30 – 10:50 am Effects of LED Lighting on Pacific White Shrimp Performance and Water Quality in Intensive Aquaculture Systems

Leo Fleckenstein, KSU

10:50 – 11:10 am Involving Limited Resource Farmers in Aquaculture

Dr. Sid Dasgupta, KSU

11:10 – 11:30 am Systems to Hold Live Food Fish for Market

Dr. Ken Semmens, KSU

11:30 – 11:50 am Evaluation of Black Solider Fly Hermetia illucens Larvae as a Fish Meal Replacement in Practical Diets for Largemouth Bass

Chelsea Walling, KSU

11:50 – 1:10 pm

LUNCH

1:10 – 1:30 pm Pond Management

Forrest Wynne, KSU

1:30 – 1:50 pm Aquatic Weed Control

 Dr. Bob Durborow, KSU

1:50 – 2:10 pm Fish Diseases

Kat Mitchell, KSU

2:10 – 2:20 pm Aquaponics

Janelle Hager, KSU

2:20 – 2:40 pm Aquaponics Demonstration

Janelle Hager, KSU

2:40 – 3:00 pm Question Session

PLEASE NOTE:  The next Third Thursday Thing will be October 19, 2017 and will feature:

Goats

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.

 

 

 


 

 

TIME

PROGRAM

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and Announcements

10:15 – 12:00

Food Modernization Act

Dr. Paul Vijayakumar

Food Science/Safety Specialist, Process Authority

University of Kentucky

12:00 – 1:00 

LUNCH

1:00  – 3:00 

Safe Harvesting Techniques and Grape Varieties

Angie Whitehouse

Kentucky State University

This session will be out of doors in the vineyard, so dress accordingly

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The next Third Thursday Thing will be September 21, 2017 and will feature:

 Aquaculture

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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 Registration and Program

begins at 9:00 a.m.

Please see separate agenda when you arrive for all that is going on

There is sure to be something of interest for everyone. 

We hope you enjoy your day and thank you for helping us celebrate 20 years of Third Thursday Thing programs!

Click this link to download the TTT 20 Program

 

 


 

 

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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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