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EKU agriculture provide produce and meat to local eateries

Sonny's BBQ Local Pitmasters Since '68 graphic

Shopping local is encouraged around campus, especially when it comes to food. The EKU Department of Agriculture started a program in 2015 that allowed them to provide local produce to Café Burrier, their local farmer’s market, faculty regents meetings and Sonny’s BBQ.

Employee Thrives Despite Adversity

Vicki Simmons photo

As a verb, pluck is defined as playing an instrument by sounding the strings with a finger or pick. As a noun, it means a courageous readiness to fight or continue against steep odds.

It’s as if Mr. Webster knew Vicki Simmons.

Radcliff Awarded Midwest Agriculture Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship

Trevor Radcliff accepts his scholarship from Association President Tim Ward

EKU's Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Trevor Radcliff, a junior agribusiness major from Shelbyville, Ky., has been named recipient of the Midwest Agriculture Equipment Retailers Association Scholarship. This $400 scholarship was presented by Association president Tim Ward

Scholar Athlete: Kyle Nowlin

Photo by Tyler Phillips

Kyle Nowlin Named To Two All-America Teams

By Aaron Perkins, Student Assistant

Senior outfielder Kyle Nowlin was selected as a third team Preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization recently announced.

Job Market is HOT for Ag Science Majors

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Good news for ag science majors: The job market is hot

Harvest Public Media, Nov. 02, 2015 - by Luke Runyon

Close to 60,000 jobs are set to open up in agriculture, food and natural resource sectors each year for the next five years, according to a report from Purdue University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Katahdin Sheep Project Featured in Kentucky Afield

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The New Range War | Sheep experiment takes a bite out of invasive plants

Kentucky Afield, Summer 2015 - by Lee McClellan

Bush honeysuckle emits a wonderfully light vanilla fragrance. While the plant's beautiful flowers light up fencerows, neglected urban areas and the understory of forests, it causes troubles galore.

AG Students Contribute to Oral History Center

Kasiak works on the oral history project

By Zeynab Day | Student Writer, EKU Communications & Marketing

Voices from Kentucky residents recorded decades ago are now used in Eastern Kentucky University classrooms to help students connect with the region’s rich history.

Farm Director Helps Struggling College in Nigeria

Rick Griebenow is second from right.

By ZEYNAB DAY | Student Writer, EKU Communications & Marketing

Students arose from mattresses on the floor, exited their windowless dormitories, grabbed their tattered notebooks and piled into dark and dusty classrooms at a rural African agriculture college where an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member volunteered this summer.

EKU’s Red Barn Garden Partners with Café Burrier!

EKU horticulture students deliver green beans for Cafe Burrier menu

Photo caption: (l-r): Angela Abney (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee), Dr. Nathan Stokes (Asst. Prof. Family/Consumer Sciences), and Brian Gesner (EKU Red Barn Garden student employee). Six pounds of green beans delivered to Dr. Nathan Stokes in the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences for the Tuesday, Sept. 8th, menu at Cafe Burrier.

Horticulture students offer EKU-grown produce from Red Barn Garden

Red Barn Garden produce stand sample menu

EKU Horticulture students are pleased to offer fresh produce grown at their newly established vegetable garden. Their production area is located by the Red Barn Garden near EKU's Agriculture Department home on the Richmond Campus.

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