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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.

Look for EKU Agriculture at the FFA 2016 National Convention

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Eastern Kentucky University's Department of Agriculture programs will be well represented again this year at the 2016 National FFA Career Show and Collegiate Expo. Scheduled for October 19-22, the event will be held in Indianapolis, Ind. And EKU's AG Ambassadors will be there!

2016 Farm Field Day to be held September 29th

Students pose between corn rows, 2011 Fall Field Day

Save the Date!

The 2016 Fall Field Day at EKU's Meadowbrook Farm will be on Thursday, September 29th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

EKU Red Barn Garden begins campus delivery

Horticulture students Mary McKinney and Michael Caine

EKU's Red Barn Garden is now offering campus deliveries!

With their new "From Farm to Office" program, campus grown fruits and vegetables can be delivered directly to offices on EKU's Richmond campus.

McKinney Featured in Across Kentucky

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This July 25th report features Justin McKinney who has just been named Director of Farms for Eastern Kentucky University. 

McKinney talks about his background at the University of Florida, the value of research and extension, and the facilities at EKU which he says are top notch for ag students in the region.

Scholar Athlete: Joshua Minor

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Graduating senior Josh Minor has been inducted into the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. Minor, from Atlanta, Ga., earned his BS in Agriculture in May.

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Meet the New EKU Farm Director

Justin McKinney

Justin McKinney has recently accepted the position of Director of Farms at Eastern Kentucky University. McKinney has deep roots in southeastern U.S. agriculture and studied at the University of Florida (UF), a land-grant institution. He holds an undergraduate degree in agribusiness management and a graduate degree in agronomy.

The Day at the Farm, local school children visit Meadowbrook

School children pose in tractor wheel

"My daddy said that pigs make bacon, but I asked that pig for some and it just grunted,” Andrew said to his hay-ride neighbor, shrugging. His group had just left the ice-cream station, where they had made their own ice cream using milk from Meadowbrook Farm’s cows.

Adams Selected as 2016 Distinguished Alum

Marcus Adams

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Mr. Marcus Adams has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2016.

Mr. Adams was honored during a presentation in April at the Department of Agriculture College to Careers senior seminar.

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