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The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that 11 of the university's students and alumni have been selected to receive government-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

NSF fellows receive a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees. For the 2017 competition, NSF received over 13,000 applications and made 2,000 award offers.

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The rain drenched them, but those who gathered to cut the ribbon at a new “pop-up” structure on Southland Drive didn’t let it dampen their enthusiasm. The Music Lounge, as designer Rakeem Bradshaw dubbed it, will serve as a temporary experimental community gathering spot along a corridor long known for its ties to music through its shops and entertainment facilities.

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The University of Kentucky is teaming up with the University of Minnesota to offer the 2017 Conference on Precision Dairy Farming in Lexington.

The conference is May 30 through June 1 at UK’s Coldstream Dairy Farm and the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington. Although the early deadline has passed, registration is still available.

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Mosquitoes are appearing earlier than normal this year. University of Kentucky entomologists encourage Kentuckians to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites on themselves and their pets.

“Mosquitoes breed in standing water. The recent rains we have had, coupled with the upcoming warm weather, may help them get off to a strong start,” said Grayson Brown, entomologist in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host an Equine Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 8, at New Vocations at Mereworth Farm, 719 Dolan Lane in Lexington. The event is free, and a meal will be provided.

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During natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms, animals are especially vulnerable, and they rely on humans for help. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting the Multi-Jurisdictional Animal Resource Coordination Exercise 2017, a virtual exercise for animal responders across the United States. The exercise will take place July 11-12 and repeated on July 13-14. It will focus on disaster response for pets, livestock and horses, captive wildlife and laboratory animals.

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When University of Kentucky entomologist Mike Sharkey identified 10 new genera of parasitoid wasps, he had more than just naming rights. He had a way to motivate students.

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Assistant Professor Roger M. Brown has been chosen by his University Senate peers as the recipient of the University of Kentucky’s 2017 Outstanding Senator Award.

Brown teaches agricultural marketing, technical communication and resource economics in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and acts as the college’s director of undergraduate studies, with a focus on distance learning.

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For the first time, the University of Kentucky’s Robinson Forest will throw open its gates to the public for a day of family fun and educational activities. The Robinson Forest Field Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT June 3.

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When Adair County farmer Fred Thomas started a bale grazing demonstration project two years ago with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, he was looking for a way to improve the health of his cattle and his pastures. As the project moves along, Thomas continues to be encouraged by the results.

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Sometime during the transition from middle school to high school, girls often find their early interest in science and math steered in other directions, often toward careers that fit comfortably into a box of more “traditional” women’s roles. A recent day-long workshop at the University of Kentucky sought to stem that tide by introducing 120 Kentucky middle-school girls to a challenging STEM career.

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The first hemp conference in the United States to bring together industry professionals, scientists and policymakers will be Sept. 8-11 at the Lexington Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel.

The 2017 Hemp Industries Association’s 24th Annual Hemp Conference is a partnership between the association, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

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Kentucky’s small businesses were celebrated recently in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort during Kentucky Celebrates Small Business. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center and the Kentucky District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration presented the awards ceremony.

Acknowledging the importance of National Small Business Week in the state, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton recognized the contributions that Kentucky’s small businesses and entrepreneurs make to the state.

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When an opportunity to share agriculture with 1,400 young people from several counties arose, the Warren County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service took to the ball diamond.

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The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2017-18 year.

The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK. The award amount is $10,000 for one year, to be used to further the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of the awardee.  

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As a self-proclaimed foodie and a lifelong gardener, it was no surprise that University of Kentucky student Anna Townsend answered the call to share her knowledge when the Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky formed in 2014. As she prepares for graduation, Townsend, the group’s vice president and garden fellow, will leave her mark on the organization through research.

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The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, in collaboration with the University of Kentucky Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, released the State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship report. The study provides an overview of the important role small businesses play across the state.

Key facts from the report are:

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The University of Kentucky Disability Resource Center held its annual awards ceremony Friday, April 14, at The 90. Several students, as well as faculty and staff, were honored at the ceremony with scholarships and awards.

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Congratulations to Quentin Tyler, assistant dean and director of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Office of Diversity, for receiving a 2017 UK Inclusive Excellence Award. The award recognizes his leadership and sustained commitment to diversity and inclusion on campus and in the community. For information about other recipients of the inclusive award and 2017 Outstanding Teaching Awards, click here

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The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will host its annual field day Tuesday, May 9 at the UK Research and Education Center farm in Princeton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. CDT. The tour starts at 8:45 a.m.

Specialists with the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment hold the annual meeting to help producers learn about the latest research and trends in wheat production.

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Thousands of students came together all in the name of agriculture during the recent University of Kentucky Agricultural Field Day.

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Very few would dispute the beauty of Kentucky farmland in the lushness of spring. But a study by the University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky shows that agriculture is more than just a pretty face. In Woodford County, agriculture and the businesses that support it are responsible for one out of three jobs and $565 million in annual revenue.

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A University of Kentucky entomology student has developed a list of bee-friendly trees and shrubs for the Ohio Valley region. The list can help homeowners, who have a desire to participate in bee conservation efforts, find the right plants for their yards.

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The University of Kentucky Wheat Science Group will offer the second of three field schools April 26 at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton.

The field schools are a series of hands-on trainings that serve as in-depth educational opportunities for experienced wheat producers, crop advisers and farm managers.

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