Steve Musen

Jessamine County Extension Agent

for Agriculture and Natural Resources

phone - (859) 885-4811f

fax - (859) 885-7491

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS                                                        

June 7 CAIP Applications available at the Jessamine County Extension Office

The Jessamine County cost-share grants through the County Agriculture Investment Program (CAIP) will be available for 11 different investment areas at 50% cost-share for producers who qualify. Applications can be picked up at the Jessamine County Extension Office starting on June 7th at 95 Park Dr., Nicholasville at the Fair Grounds. All applications will be due back to the Extension office by June 28th, 2018.  If you received CAIP funds in the 2017 pro-gram year, you will not be eligible to apply again until the 2019 CAIP program year. Funding period will be retroactive to Jan. 1, 2018 until April 25th, 2019. No receipts will be accepted after April 25th, 2019.

Investment areas available:
1. Agricultural Diversification
2. Forage and Grain Improvement
3. Animal, Large (beef, dairy, equine)
4. On Farm Energy
5. Animal, Small (goat, sheep, bee, rabbit)
6. Poultry and Other Fowl
7. Farm Infrastructure
8. Technology & Leadership Development
9. Fencing and On-Farm Water
10. Value-Added and Marketing
11. “NEW AREA” Innovative Agriculture Systems

The Jessamine County Young Farmers Asso-ciation will sponsor a County Ag. Invest-ment Program information meeting June 14th at 6:30 located at the Jessamine County Career & Technology Center (JCTC). The application process, the various investment areas and the changes in the application and education requirements will be discussed. Applications will be available at this meeting.

June 7    OAK—Cultivation and Weed Control Field Day @ U.K. Organic Farming Unit
June 14  CAIP Information Meeting at 6:30pm at JCTC
June 18-22  Jessamine County 4-H Camp
June 21   KSU Third Thursday Program— ”Aquaculture” @ KSU Research Farm, Frankfort    

June 23   Stockyard BEEF BBQ Fest @ Bluegrass Stockyard, Lexington
June 26   Fruit & Vegetable Mobile Processing Unit Training @ KSU Research Farm, Frankfort
June 28   CAIP Applications due to the at Jessamine County Extension Office
July 8-14  Jessamine County Fair

  Soil Testing

  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.  Stop by the office and pick up your soil bags.  The cost is $7.00 per sample. Generally we can get soil test back in about 10 days.


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