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Project Addresses Free-Roaming Horses

A free-roaming horse grazes in Breathitt County.

What do the academic disciplines of sociology, animal studies, agriculture, wildlife management and aviation have in common?

Faculty and students from those respective departments at Eastern Kentucky University are pooling their diverse areas of expertise to address the growing presence of free-roaming herds of horses in rural southeastern Kentucky.

EKU Horticulture Club's annual poinsettia sale underway

Horticulture Technician John Duvall at the poinsettia sale-Ricki Barker/Register

The greenhouses behind Eastern Kentucky University's A.B. Carter Building are bursting with color this week as the university's Horticulture Club show off months of hard work during its annual poinsettia sale.

AG Sophomore Wins World AQHA Championship

Larken Jones competing with her mare Excitabull Lady

EKU Pre-Vet sophomore Larken Jones brought home the hardware from the 2016 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show held Nov. 3-19. Jones and her mare Excitabull Lady traveled from Berea, Ky., to Oklahoma City, Okla., to become the 2016 Amateur Stake Race World Champion.

EKU Agriculture Ambassadors Represent Colonels at National FFA Career Expo

EKU AG Ambassadors at the National FFA Career Expo

EKU's Agriculture Ambassadors traveled to Indianapolis to represent the Colonels at the 2016-17 National FFA Career Show and Collegiate Expo. The 89th annual event, held October 19-22, draws thousands of high school students from across the nation interested in careers in agriculture.

Nine AG Ambassadors represented the department:

EKU Agriculture & Horticulture Students Host Farm Field Day

Students from the EKU Agriculture and Horticulture departments hosted the 2016 High School Farm Field Day on Thursday, September 29th.  The event took place at EKU Meadowbrook Farm, where high school students traveled from surrounding counties to see all that EKU’s Ag programs have to offer.

AG Students Selected for National Delta Tau Alpha Leadership

Bethany McKinney, National Secretary, and Sydney Kleinert, National President

Two EKU chapter officers have been selected to serve the National Delta Tau Alpha agriculture honor society for the 2016-17 year.  Sydney Kleinert, a senior from Clifton, Illinois, and Bethany McKinney, a senior from Mount Vernon, Kentucky, are serving as National DTA President and Secretary, respectively.

Agriculture Students Inducted Into the National Delta Tau Alpha Agriculture Honor Society

2016 Delta Tau Alpha Inductees

EKU’s Department of Agriculture is proud to announce that eight new students were inducted into the Delta Tau Alpha (DTA) Agriculture Honor Society.  The DTA Honor Society serves to promote and recognize scholarship and leadership accomplishments of agriculture students while emphasizing character development, career preparation, and the promotion of agriculture. 

EKU Agriculture Now Offers a Master's in Agricultural Operations and Management

Graduates of agriculture and horticulture programs may now pursue a Master’s degree concentration in Agricultural Operations and Management.

This unique program combines hands-on agricultural experience with creative problem solving and agribusiness management.

AG Pre-Vet Club Elects Officers

l-r: Denton, Yeager, Bowling, Paulo, Clark, and Martino

EKU's AG Pre-Vet Club met last night and elected officers for the 2016-17 academic year.

Red Barn Garden Helps Give Farmers Market Best Year Ever

Farmers market file photo

Location changes, the addition of a “fresh food truck,” a collaboration with the EKU Red Barn Garden and Orchard and increased promotion have combined to make this the best year ever for the Madison County Farmers Market on the EKU campus.

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