February 14, 2002

The 13th annual Western Kentucky Conservation AG Day is Feb. 19 in Madisonville.

Farmers will hear presentations on the latest in nutrient management and water quality regulations, how to manage troublesome weeds in crops, an update on farm bill proposals, marketing for old and new crop grains, fall applications of herbicides, calculating poultry litter rates for field crops, and ways to manage and control beavers.

Another highlight of the event will be a trade show featuring 23 exhibitors displaying the latest in agricultural technologies and services.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church activity center. Participants are encouraged to call (866) 821- 3650 to register. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be offered in nutrient management and integrated pest management. Lunch will be provided.

The event is sponsored by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, U.S. Farm Services Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, area conservation districts and agribusinesses.

To get to the activity center take exit 42 from the Pennyrile Parkway, head west on West Arch Street. Turn left on South Scott Street and continue through the light at the East Center Street intersection. The facility is on the left.

For more information contact George Kelley, Hopkins County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources at (866) 821-3650.


George Kelley, (270) 821-3650