Agriculture News: Upcoming agricultural events

By Keenan Bishop, Published:

March’s Third Thursday event means goats and that’s the topic this Thursday at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm off Mills Lane.

The program starts at 10 a.m. with a Meat Tract Industry Update and Marketing of Meat Goats with Frank Pinkerton “The Goat Man.” Wes Harrison, LSU Ag Center, will cover Consumer Perceptions of Goat Meat.

After a provided lunch ,a Goat Producer Survey on Industry Challenges will be conducted by Ken McMillin, LSU Ag Center, who will also talk about KSU meat goats and the USDA Meat Goat Industry Grant. Ken Andries, KSU Animal Science Specialist, will provide an Update on Goat Happenings.

For complete details and directions, contact Dr. Marion Simon, State Specialist Small Farm and Part-time Farmers at 502-597-6437, marion.simon@kysu.edu or contact Dr. Ken Andries, KSU College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems at 502-597-5094.

MEAT CUTS TOPIC OF CATTLEMAN'S MEETING

Franklin County Cattlemen’s members should have received their invitation letter in the mail for the next quarterly educational meeting. If you didn’t receive one, then you’ve let your membership lapse.

Last year UK Meats Specialist Gregg Renthrow brought in a primal cut and demonstrated the different muscle groups and meat cuts from the quarter. This was one of the most talked about demos so he’s been asked back and will do a different cut this time.

This is very informative for both producer and consumer alike. Those of you who remember Gregg know he has a keen sense of humor, too.

MainSource Bank will sponsor the night’s meal. Larry Tracey, Marketing Director, will tell a little bit about the bank and its appeal to farmers and landowners. It begins 6 p.m. Thursday.

Jim Payne, NAPA manager, has once again donated a few door prizes.

The deadline for reservations is Tuesday. Call the Extension Office, 695-9035. Remember only those who pre-register are eligible for door prizes. Non-members or those whose membership has lapsed can join prior to the meeting by bringing a $25 check made out to KCA by the Extension Office, 101 Lakeview Ct., or at the door Thursday night.

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