By: Rebecca Konopka
Carter County Extension Agent
Each Wednesday, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension agents and specialists offer a horticulture webinar to address popular topics and issues for the state’s home gardeners. This fall, the lineup is robust with plenty of room to join in from any location at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
Registration is free. To register for the webinars, visit https://tinyurl.com/OctHortWebinars.
Dates and topics:
Oct. 11 – Tree Galls, host Micael Skvarla, Penn State University entomology specialist.
Oct. 18 – Winter Tree Identification, host Rene Firth, Bernheim Arboretum.
Oct. 25 – Holiday Cactus, host Dennis Morgeson, Washington County Cooperative Extension horticulture agent.
Four seasons worth of webinars are also available to watch at any time at https://kentuckyhortnews.com/horticulture-webinar-wednesdays/. Topics have included everything from apples to zone 6 plants.
An in-person event coming up is the MarketReady Buyer Tour Oct. 12, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Office, 9201 Bunsen Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40220. Participants will visit three to four buyers in the Louisville area. The even is free, but you must RSVP. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/buyertour.
For more information about horticulture and other topics, contact the Carter County Cooperative Extension Service. The Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
- The Grayson Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays from 9:00 AM until sell out. The market is located in the shed behind the Extension Office. The Olive Hill Farmer’s Market is located in the Save-a-Lot parking lot and is open on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 8:00 AM and Mondays at 3:00 PM until sell out each day.
- Sheep & Goat Hoof Trimming Clinic – October 12th @ 5:30 PM – Elliott County Extension Office – Call 474-6686 to register.
- East Kentucky Hay Contest Awards – October 24th @ 6:00 PM – Wolfe County Extension Office – Call 474-6686 to register.
- Northeast Area Livestock Association Meeting – October 26th @ 6:00 – Carter County Extension Office – Speaker: Dr. Michelle Arnold, Ruminant Veterinarian – UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory