May 21, 2003 | By: Aimee D. Heald
JACKSON, Ky.

For more than 75 years, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture’s Robinson Station has produced important research and field trial results in forestry, agronomy, livestock production, horticulture and much more.

On Thursday, July 17, the experiment station will host the All Commodity Field Day to showcase various research projects and offer several workshops designed to benefit Kentucky producers.

“We’ve got something for everyone at the field day this year,” said Terry Jones, UK Extension horticulture specialist and field day chairman. “We’ll have many excellent workshops and demonstrations to show people everything we’re trying to do for Kentucky and Appalachia.”

An optional tour of Robinson Forest from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. will include updates on elk research. Specialists have been tracking elk movements, monitoring their health, and keeping data on what they eat and how they affect the forests of eastern Kentucky. The tour also will include information about sustainable forestry in eastern Kentucky with topics such as chestnuts, mushrooms, fire and timber.

Jones said morning workshops will include athletic turf management, beef cattle management, goat production and small fruit (blueberry and blackberry) production.

Afternoon activities will include a livestock forage research tour, vegetable and fruit research tour, wood magic, exhibits and demonstrations, youth activities and an antique garden tractor show.

For more information contact your Cooperative Extension office or visit the field day Web site or call Robinson Station at 606-666-2438.

UK’s Robinson Station is located on U.S. 15, 3 miles south of Jackson.

Contact: 

Terry Jones 606-666-2438, ext. 234