July 13, 2000 | By: Laura Skillman

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's Research and Education Center's Field Day 2000 on July 20 offers something for every member of the family through the Family and Consumer Sciences activities.

While most field day activities will be outdoors, the Family and Consumer Sciences exhibits and demonstrations will be within the conference area of the research center's main building. Buses will transport people to and from the main tent area to the building.

Topics include food and nutrition, money management for youth and teens, clothing, air quality, composting, and integrated pest management for the home garden.

Inheritance issues will be addressed through a program called Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate? The purpose of the exhibit it to get people to think ahead and plan, said Nancy Jones, chairwoman for the FCS activities.

Kentucky Gets FoodWise is a taste testing for recipes that may be used in future programs by the UK Food Stamp Nutrition Education Plan. Visitors can vote on what recipes they like. The taste testing will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Heart Healthy Foods will be presented at 1 p.m. and Gifts from the Heart will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by Master Volunteers in Clothing.

There will be two exhibits on skin cancer prevention. One will be in the main tent area and another at the main building.

This year's Family and Consumer Sciences activities have been expanded to help celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Research and Education Center.

"We are trying for the 75th to have more activities in the building to attract more women," Jones said. "We want to emphasize that there are things for women too. We are trying to make this more of a family affair."

Two events will coincide with the center's 75th anniversary celebration. A Century of Foods will be a presentation of food products from each decade in the 20th century. The presentation will be given at 9 and 11 a.m. Sewing Then and Now will be a display of vintage and heirloom textiles. In addition, kitchen utensils from days gone by will be on display.

The field day also includes information for farmers and activities for young people.

The UK field day is on Kentucky 91S, 1½ miles southeast of the Caldwell County Courthouse in Princeton. The field day is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Nancy Jones, (270) 365-7541 ext. 249