University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Ag & Natural Resources






Victor Glenn Williams
Extension Agent
for Agriculture & Natural Resources

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Agriculture and Natural Resources program provides non-formal education in the areas of agricultural production, homeowner plantings, and natural resource utilization. Specific programs include information on food production, farm business management, marketing and processing agricultural products, natural resource management and home lawn and garden information. We address issues dealing with environmental stewardship, the rural-urban interface, and value-added enterprises.




2014 Upcoming Agriculture Events:
Event Date
Thistle Spray Program Wednesday April 23
Spring Grazing School (Woodford County) May 21-22







March & April Newsletter

Click here to see the Ag & Horticulture Newsletter for March & April! Inside you'll find info about ordering plants for your spring garden, learn about our upcoming Gardener's Toolbox Workshops like Home Fruit Production and Gardening with Arthritis, and see all of the events coming your way this Spring!




Thistle Spray Program, April 23

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced that the thistle spray demonstration program will be made available again this year to seven producers in Laurel County.


As part of the program, the Department provides the spray and a representative to assist with operation of the sprayer and mixing of the chemicals for a ten acre plot on each of the seven farms.  Up to ten additional acres may be sprayed on each farm if the producer provides the chemicals.  The producer must also furnish a water source, tractor and driver on the day of the demonstration.  All products used must be labeled and the product label will be strictly followed. 


The demonstrations will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23rd.  Anyone interested in participating in this program should contact the Laurel County Extension Office as soon as possible. The program is limited to the first seven producers who register.




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Laurel County Cattlemen's Association Membership



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