Here are three events that may be of interest to farmers and others.
The Bluegrass Poultry Association will hold its fall show 8 a.m. Saturday at Lakeview Park. The event is free for visitors with a $5 fee for dealers to set up. All goats, sheep, horses and cattle require current health papers. No adult dogs are allowed.
For information contact Marty Short at 859-274-3337 or MartyShort1@hotmail.com.
A great opportunity to find out the latest trends in cattle and get an insight on what the coming year will bring will be at a beef conference Oct. 31 at the Fayette County Extension Office on Red Mile Road in Lexington. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lunch is included with the $10 fee.
The program then begins at 10 with Troy Applehans, an analyst for Cattle-FAX whose topic is the “Current Beef Cattle Situation.” Dr. J.D. Green, University of Kentucky Extension Weed Specialist, covering “Weed Control in Pastures,” will follow him.
After lunch, Dave Sjeklocha, Cattle Empire LLC, Operations Manager of Animal Health & Welfare talks about “Antibiotic Residues & Resistance” and then will switch gears and cover “Marketing Feeder Cattle.”
Applehans will speak on “Marketing Strategies for 2014” to conclude the program that will adjourn by 3.
Women in Agriculture Conference Nov. 4-6
Kentucky Women in Agriculture will hold its 14th annual conference Nov. 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House Inn in Lexington. The theme of this year’s conference is “Next Generation Farming.”
Registration is $85 for the two-day conference ($65 for students), which includes all meals, Taste of Kentucky Proud event and membership dues for 2014. Reservations to attend are due by Wednesday. A limited number of conference scholarships are available.
Seminars to be held Monday will cover farm incubators, preparing beginning farmers and a women’s health forum. Keynote speaker for Monday will be Debbie Lyons Blythe, the 2012 Monsanto Farm Mom of the Year. Tradeshow exhibits will open at 9:30 a.m., along with registration.
Tuesday includes a district networking breakfast, featuring a panel discussion about the history of women in agriculture, and a roundtable session with topics from statewide resources to marketing to homegrown heroes.
KWIA’s 2013 award winners will also be announced during Tuesday’s luncheon, recognizing the outstanding achievements of KWIA members and supporters. Speaking during the awards luncheon will be former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao. The evening wraps up with the “Kentucky Proud Taste Event,” featuring Kentucky Proud products and chefs.
For more information, visit the KWIA website at www.kywomeninag.com, email email@example.com or call 877-266-8823.