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Learning More about Animal Agriculture: A critical component of the ag industry

In Kentucky, animal agriculture represents well over half of the ag economy when taking into account all livestock sectors.

Most of this can be attributed to tradition but because of the investments made in the whole industry much of which comes from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, not only has livestock production grown but animal quality remains important and is exceptional in many cases.

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UK instructor shows students the face of science

As he energetically bounds across the lab checking on high school students while they extract DNA from tall fescue, there’s no question that University of Kentucky instructor Lou Hirsch is passionate about science and teaching. It is with his passion and enthusiasm that Hirsch hopes to show students the human-side of science and make it something that is very real to them and perhaps a potential career.

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Cooking class goes beyond kitchen skills

In the past 18 months, Jamie Porter has faced many challenges. Her husband passed away, and she quickly became a single mom to three children—one grown, one 17 and one 6 years old. She homeschools the youngest child, Lacey, and was grateful to find some helpful resources through the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service.

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EducationJennifer Elwell
Getting Schooled In Ag

Students across Kentucky are learning more about agriculture, thanks in large part to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activity Centers, which are trailers with 10 interactive stations that visit schools throughout the Commonwealth. In addition to serving as hands-on educational tools, the trailer’s stations provide fun, out-of-the-classroom experiences that can also introduce students to possible careers in agriculture.

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EducationJennifer Elwell