Horticulture News

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Many Kentucky growers are using high tunnels to extend their crop seasons. While it offers a great opportunity, high tunnel production can be overwhelming without the right tools. Growers can learn to navigate the ins-and-outs of high tunnel production through a series of six webinars offered in February and March.

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Center for Crop Diversification, through the Barnhart Fund for Excellence, is sponsoring the series.

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The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

Preconference activities on Jan. 4 will include tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable roundtable discussions.

A 15 percent increase in livestock prices is expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6B. The 2015 outlook is expected to drop back.

UKAg's Community Supported Agriculture Program is offering boxes of fresh and locally grown food to incorporate into your Thanksgiving feast.

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