PHOTO: Matt Barton
The Farm City Field Day in Franklin County is still going strong after 58 years. The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service event will take place July 7 at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm off Mills Lane in Frankfort.
Educational tours will begin at 9 a.m. EDT and continue until lunchtime. The last full tour will leave at 11 a.m. Tours will include the topics cover crops at the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s plots; everbearing blackberries; certified organic vegetable research; hemp plots and KSU’s long-established pawpaw plantings and repository.
The tours will end up at the booth and display area for lunch provided by the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075.
In addition to the presence of 4-H Livestock Club show animals, some alpacas and the KSU goat herd, the university’s new mobile fleet will be on display, including the fruit and vegetable mobile processing unit, the environmental education research trailer and the Thoroughbred Nutrition Kitchen.
Farm City Field Day is a waste-free event presented by University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin County Conservation District and Kentucky Farm Bureau. It is made possible by the help of 125 volunteers and more than 30 groups and business that donate money or services. Free tickets are available at the Franklin County Farm Bureau office and the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce.
Keenan Bishop, 502-695-9035