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October 2017

Senior Finds Hope, Home in Agriculture

Shawn Dore

Actor Kevin Conroy once said: “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes them unique.” If that’s the case, Eastern Kentucky University senior Shawn Dore is unlike any other.

6th Annual EKU Dairy Show

EKU Meadowbrook Farm

Each fall, Stateland Dairy at Meadowbrook Farm is the host site for EKU's Annual Dairy Show.

The EKU Agriculture Department and Meadowbrook Farm prepare clinics and workshops for EKU students interested in getting some hands-on animal experience. 

Different Pathways, Common Interest

From left: Megan Petersen and Tori Cassidy

EKU has a mix of many different students with many different pasts, but a common interest and similar goals bring our students together. Two of EKU’s Agriculture students, Megan Petersen and Victoria Cassidy are proof of that.

Both students are Agriculture majors with concentrations in Pre Veterinary studies. They are both about halfway through the four year program.

Students get hands-on farm experience

Children and teachers enjoy a hayride during 4-H Farm Days (Critley King/The Reg

University Farms rolled out the red carpet for nearly 1,000 third graders from the Central Kentucky region last week with a 'Day at the Farm'. Given the number of visitors and high level of interest, the event took place at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Read more...

Hoorman to Lecture on Soil Health, Oct. 12

Soil expert James J. Hoorman will visit EKU's Department of Agriculture on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. During his day-long stay, he will lecture on topics concerning soil health. Hoorman is the New NRCS Soil Health Specialist for Ohio and Michigan. 

While on campus, Hoorman will provide three seminars on soil health:

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