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Meadowbrook Hosts Annual 'Day at the Farm'

AG students demonstrate seedlings

EKU Meadowbrook Farms hosted its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximately 100 students from Wolfe County elementary schools attended; the children were in the third and fourth grades.

Barney Selected 2017 AG, CBT Distinguished Senior

Julia Barney at December 2016 CBT Convocation Ceremonies

EKU's College of Business and Technology is pleased to announce Ms. Julia Niemann Barney as the 2017 Distinguished Senior. Each year, the College of Business and Technology selects a Distinguished Senior. This $1,000 award is given annually at the EKU Scholar's Assembly to the student judged by the Colleges’ department chairs to be the overall distinguished senior.

EKU Horticulture Students Participate in NCLC Competition

EKU students and faculty at the NCLC in Utah

EKU Horticulture was in Provo, Utah, from March 19-22 for the 41st Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) at host school BYU-Provo. NCLC is an annual three-day competition and networking event for students enrolled in interior and exterior horticulture programs at two- and four-year colleges and universities from across the country.

Day at the Farm event set for March 30

2016 Day at the Farm photo

EKU's Meadowbrook Farm along with Wolfe County Extension will host its annual “Day at the Farm” on March 30, 2017. Approximatelly 140 third and fourth graders will visit the farm for tours and activities led by EKU agriculture students. 

1st Annual Colonel Roundup Beef Show set for March 25th

Colonel Beef Roundup graphic

EKU's Agricultural Honor Society, Delta Tau Alpha, is hosting its 1st Annual Colonel Roundup Beef Show on Saturday, March 25th. The event, to be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds, will award prizes for top beef in their category.

New Beef Handling Facility to be Dedicated April 21st

Meadowbook Farm entrance sign

EKU Farms is pleased to announce that celebration of the completion of its new beef handling facility has a date has been set for Friday, April 21, 2017. The event will be held at EKU’s Meadowbrook Farm. 

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:

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