March 24, 2004 | By: Ellen Brightwell

Agricultural service efforts and research activities will be showcased in Agri-Vision 2004. The exhibit from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and Kentucky State University is among 600 planned for the Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show April 1-4 at the Lexington Center.

"A new Energy Star® exhibit will be the centerpiece of Agri-Vision 2004," said Jerry Hash, Extension housing associate. "It will have a cut-away of a house under construction to give people a close-up view of such techniques as insulation, ventilation, moisture control, air infiltration and energy-efficient framing. This exhibit also will have displays of Energy Star® windows, compact fluorescent lighting and the latest in kitchen appliances."

Hash said the people visiting the 5,000-square-foot exhibit will see that the UK College of Agriculture and KSU have many interests in common with the citizens of Kentucky.

The exhibit will have displays on home ownership, family development, children's nutrition, youth development, farming, rural and community development, small farm operation, livestock diagnostics, farm safety and lawn and garden care. Other topics will include indoor air quality, children's environmental health, home safety, dietetics, interior design, home, family and farm finances and meal planning.

"In addition, 4-H Youth Development Program showcase the many opportunities it offers youth ages nine to19," Hash said.

Agri-Vision 2004 will have a driverless tractor, quarter size pulling tractor design, and precision agricultural weather forecasting, among other current research results.

"This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about what's going on at UK and KSU, because our research and service might not be housed together in an exhibit of this magnitude again," Hash said.


Writer: Ellen Brightwell 859-257-4736 ext. 257
Source: Jerry Hash 859-257-3000, ext. 330