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.



Upcoming Agriculture Events:


Event Date
Rinse & Return Program Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10 AM - 12 PM
Agricultural Development Council Meeting Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 PM

Appalachia Proud Field Day

At UK Robinson Center, Quicksand, KY

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 AM - 2 PM





August, September & October Upcoming Events Newsletter

Check out what's planned for Ag & Horticulture in August, September & October! Inside you'll find details about Beekeeper's Meetings, the Landscape Lighting Workshop, Patio Fire Bowl Workshop & more!












A representative from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be at the Laurel County Extension Office on Wednesday, September 24, from 10 AM to 12 noon to accept empty pesticide containers. The Department provides the following directions for rinsing containers:

Pressure Rinsing:

Remove cover from container. Empty the pesticide into the spray tank and let the container drain for 30 seconds.  Continue holding the container upside down over the sprayer tank opening so rinsate will run into the sprayer tank.  Insert the pressure-rinse nozzle by puncturing through the bottom of the pesticide container.  Rinse for length of time recommended by the manufacturer (generally 30 seconds or more).

Triple Rinsing:

Remove cover from container. Empty the pesticide into the spray tank and let the container drain for 30 seconds.  Fill the container 10% to 20% full of water or rinse solution.  Secure the cover on the container. Swirl the container to rinse all inside surfaces.  Remove cover from the container. Add the rinsate from the container to sprayer tank and let drain for 30 seconds or more.  Repeat steps 2 through 5 two more times. Puncture container.






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Other Frequently Visited Links:

Laurel County Cattlemen's Association Membership


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