Steve Musen

Jessamine County Extension Agent

for Agriculture and Natural Resources

phone - (859) 885-4811f

fax - (859) 885-7491

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Kentucky Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification Do you need to renew your BQCA certification for your Large Animal CAIP cost-share project? The KBC, with funding from the Beef Checkoff program, is offering an online BQA certification training. Click the following link for details:

Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Certification –Online Training Now Available! For private pesticide applicators whose certifications expired 12/31/2019, in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture we are extending these certifications one year until 12/31/2020

Gardening in Small SpacesThursday, April 15th, 6:00p-8:00p Jessamine County Extension Office(Meets CAIP Educational Requirements)This training will focus on: 

  • Learn about Gardening in Small Spaces and Raised Beds
  • Learn about Vegetable Varieties the do will in Kentucky
  • Free Soil Test, Kentucky Gardening Manual and other garden related goodies for all who attend
  • Hands-on activities!
  • You must call 885-4811 and RSVP if you plan to attend, space is limited

Reaching Out While Locked In Beef Webinar Series at 8:00pm. 

  • April 6, 2021  Playing the Long Game with Reproductive Management-Justin Rhinehart, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee
  • April 20, 2021  Risk Management Strategies for the 2021 Market - Kenny Burdine, Associate Professor and Josh Maples, Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University

Contact Darrh Bullock at with the subject Beef Webinar if you would like to register.

April Hort classes

Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays for how to's and information on gardening on WEDNESDAYS @ 12:30 EST (11:30 CST) Register to receive the zoom link at: 

Jessamine County Extension Offers Free Soil Testing

The Jessamine County Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Program is now offering FREE SOIL TESTING starting on October 1st. This offer is good for TWO free tests per household for residential soil tests and up to SIX free tests for commercial enterprise per calendar year. Contact the Jessamine County Extension Office for more information.

Taking a Soil Sample

It is very important you test your soil each year.  With the cost of fertilizer remaining high, a soil test can save you money on the farm.  It's best if multiple samples are taken for the area you want tested.  You will need to go about 4-6 inched underneath grass and mix in a bucket per sample. Stop by the office and pick up your soil bags or bring us about 2 cups per sample in a ziploc bag.  Generally we can get soil test back in about 10 days.

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