Steve Musen

Jessamine County Extension Agent

for Agriculture and Natural Resources

phone - (859) 885-4811f

fax - (859) 885-7491

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  • Upcoming Training Opportunities:

2022 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference
The 2022 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference has moved and will be held in-
person at the Holiday Inn Sloan Convention Center, 1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling
Green, KY 42103, on Monday and Tuesday, January 3 and 4, 2022. You may pre-
register online at

  • Online Training Opportunities:

Kentucky Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification Click the link for details!

Private Pesticide Applicator Training/Certification –Online Training Now Available!

UK Beef Management Webinar Series
Please join us for our Beef Management Webinar Series that meets via Zoom in the
evening of the second Tuesday of each month. Register by sending an email to with Beef Webinar in the subject line and your name and county in the message All meeting times are 8:00pm. The following is the planned agenda to date:

January 11, 2022
Milk: Benefit or Burden Dr. Darrh Bullock and Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

 February 8, 2022

AFS Beef Research Update

Titles and speakers to be announced.

March 8, 2022

Shooting the Bull: Answering all your beef related questions! Roundtable
discussion with UK Beef Specialists

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.

Turf Care Calendar for Cool-Season Lawns in Kentucky

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