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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.

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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. For those who wish to get a leg up on the many prospects the prison will bring, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Letcher County Fiscal Court, will offer the Preparing for Opportunity training series.

Businesses can choose from workshops offered along two training tracks: government contracting and general business.

The Farm City Field Day in Franklin County returns for its 58th year July 7 at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm in Frankfort.

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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