Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Our program provides education, training and technical assistance to individuals and businesses concerned with profitable agriculture.

What is Agriculture and Natural Resources?

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a program area of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Extension ANR programs are part of the outreach program of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. We provide informal education in agricultural production and environmental stewardship.   

Departmental specialists, researchers, and county agents develop and implement ANR programs. In addition to production agriculture, a small staff of Extension Associates provides focused assistance to state and county staff on interdisciplinary and critical-need programs. These programs may deal with the interface between production agriculture and environmental stewardship. Associates also address the relationship between farmers and non-farm rural and urban citizens. Our programs make a difference in the lives of millions of Kentuckians through research-based education.

Working with our other land grant partner, Kentucky State University, we extend the resources of the University to the people in their local communities. County agents serve as the link between people in every Kentucky county and experts in the universities. They coordinate and provide educational programs for the public through meetings and workshops, field days, personal communications, and web or satellite broadcasts. Agents also provide publications, newsletters, computer programs, videos, and other educational materials.

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Save the Dates

May 4 | Plant Fair

May 11 | Opening Day for 2024 Farmers' Market of Grayson County

June 13 | Beef Field Day

September 4 | Rinse and Return

September 5 | Farm to Fork

 

ANR Happenings

Community Garden

It's time to rent your plot at the community garden and get started planting! Stop by the Grayson County Extension Office today to claim your spot.

What is a Community Garden? Garden plots are rented, and the produce is yours. You can share if you choose. Want to try a raised bed? Community Garden has done all the work getting them ready to plant.

Never had a garden before? Don't fret! We have resources available at the Grayson County Extension Office.

Large Plot | 104 SQFT

-$35 for plot + $20 refundable clean-up deposit

L-Shaped Plot | 60 SQFT

-$25 for plot + $20 refundable clean-up deposit

Small Plot | 38 SQFT

-$15 for plot + $20 refundable clean-up deposit

community garden

Beef Quality & Care Assurance Training

The Kentucky Beef Network and University of Kentucky Extension are pleased to announce that they will be offering free Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) certifications in April 2024.

Educational modules provide the best management practices for handling cattle and providing for their well-being, in addition to training on the core principles of BQA. Producers interested in taking advantage of this opportunity can visit www.kybeefnetwork.com to access the online training platform.

Farmers' Market of Grayson County

The 2024 season will begin on Saturday, May 11 and run through Saturday, October 26. Farmers' Market of Grayson County is open on Wednesday and Saturdays 8AM to 12PM, or sell-out, and is held in the parking lot of the Grayson County Extension Office located at 64 Quarry Road in Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754.For more information and to get an application, visit the Grayson County Extension Office or email farmersmarketofgraysoncounty@gmail.com.

We are now accepting vendor applications. Click here for an application. Application must be mailed to or dropped off at the Grayson County Extension Office by April 30 along with the $25 annual membership fee. Applications received after April 30 will require an annual membership fee of $35.

Whitney L. Carman

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(270) 259-3492 whitney.carman@uky.edu Grayson County Extension Office 64 Quarry Road, Leitchfield, Kentucky 42754