March 11, 2005 | By: Aimee Heald-Nielson
LEXINGTON, Ky.

Agri-Vision 2005 is an exhibit highlighting agricultural services and research activities of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and Kentucky State University’s Land Grant Program. The exhibit will be among 600 planned for the Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show March 31 through April 1 at the Lexington Center.

“A new Energy Star exhibit will be the centerpiece of Agri-Vision 2005,” said Jerry Hash, UK College of Agriculture Extension housing associate. “It will have a cutaway of a house under construction to give people a close-up view of techniques in installation, ventilation, moisture control, air infiltration, control, etc.”

Hash said the exhibit also will have displays of Energy Star certified windows, compact fluorescent lighting and the latest in kitchen appliances. The new features include energy-efficient framing, low-E window coatings, various radon mitigation methods and a Kentucky radon map showing risk levels by county and zip code.

“Exhibit visitors will see that UK and KSU have many interests in common with the people of Kentucky,” Hash said. “The exhibit will have displays on home ownership, family development, child nutrition, youth development, farming, rural and community development, small farm operation, livestock diagnostics, farm safety, and lawn and garden care.”

Other topics highlighted in the display include indoor air quality, children’s environmental health and home safety. Agri-Vision 2005 will showcase an award-winning quarter-scale tractor, precision agricultural weather forecasting and other current research projects.

“This is a great opportunity for people to learn more about what is going on at the UK College of Agriculture,” Hash said. “It’s Kentucky’s only event joining our total research and service operations for public review.”

Admission to the Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show is $7.50 for adults and children are free. More information about the show is available at http://www.ckyhomeshow.com or by calling (800) 347-2902.
 

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Editor: Aimee Heald-Nielson 859-257-4736, ext. 267

Contact: Jerry Hash 859-257-3000, ext. 330