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Thanks to funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, the University of Kentucky Grains Center of Excellence will help advance Kentucky agriculture for decades.

The board awarded the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment a $15 million grant on July 15 to renovate and expand the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton, with particular emphasis on grain crops and forages. The university must match the award.

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University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment specialists will discuss their research and industry advances during the Corn, Soybean and Tobacco Field Day July 28 at the UK Research and Education Center Farm in Princeton.

The field day begins with registration at 7 a.m. CDT. A total of four concurrent tours—three for grain crops and one for tobacco—begin at 7:50 a.m. Producers will have opportunities to participate in all the tours.

A door to greater business opportunities is about to open for the companies and communities of Eastern Kentucky with the proposed construction of a federal prison in Roxana.

Eastern Kentucky is working hard to find solutions to the decline in coal jobs. In June, 75 business owners and local leaders gathered in Whitesburg to discuss new possibilities.

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