Several hundred people interested in sustainable agriculture gathered under a huge tent early Thursday afternoon to enjoy grilled burgers, hot dogs made from goat meat, baked beans, green beans and potatoes, baked potatoes, tomatoes, various fruits and ice cream.
Dr. Harold Benson, director of the Kentucky State University Land Grant Program, welcomed small farmers and agricultural agents and specialists to the biennial Third Thursday Sustainable Agriculture Field Day at the KSU Research Farm.
"This is an opportunity we do not take lightly because we know via these activities, one's life can be improved," Benson said. "So we take that very seriously."
He thanked his staff and everybody else who participated in the Field Day activities.
"We strongly believe it takes a village to assist in meeting the economic and personal issues that face our communities on a daily basis," Benson said. "We can't do it by ourselves. Neither can anyone else. It takes a village."