Bonnie Sigmon

Extension Agent for Horticulture

The University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture conducts research, offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study, and delivers research-based technology and information to the nursery and landscape, vegetable, fruit, and floriculture industries, and to the general public through the Cooperative Extension Service. The Department of Horticulture emphasizes sustainable systems. Its mission is to discover new knowledge, develop and evaluate new technologies and appropriate use of environmental resources for horticultural crop production and utilization, and deliver information to horticultural clientele for improving the quality of life in Kentucky, the United States, and the world.


Click below to view: current Ag & Horticulture Newsletter, current Horticulture Newsletter, and info about the Southeast KY Beekeepers Association.

Ag & Horticulture Newsletter

State Horticulture Newsletter

Upcoming Horticulture Events

Gardener's Toolbox: Home Invaders

October 15 @ 6 PM

Laurel County Extension Office

According to a statewide poll of Kentucky households, 93% expressed
concern over finding insects within their home. Despite their "high-profile"
presence within the home, most pests encountered indoors have either
flown or crawled in from outdoors. One of the best ways to limit unwanted
intrusions by insects and other pests is to deny them entry. Join us for this
informational class on how to prevent, protect, and rid of the pests.

Seed Saver Club

October 29th @ 6 PM

Laurel County Extension Office

Interested in saving seeds from your vegetable garden?

Join us for our first Seed Saver Club meeting!

You can save vegetable seeds from your garden produce to plant next year.

Seed saving involves selecting suitable plants from which to save seed,

harvesting seeds at the right time, and storing them properly over the winter.

Gardener's Toolbox: Bulbs and Spring Flowers

November 19th @ 6 PM

Laurel County Extension Office

Fall is the time to think about all those flowers we associate with
spring: daffodils, crocus, and other easy-to-grow flowering bulbs. If
you aren't growing any spring-flowering bulbs in your landscape, you
are missing out on some easy-to-grow plants that provide early color
to your garden. This class will be filled with information on planting
bulbs for beautiful spring flowers. Each participant will take home
bulbs of their own. Space is limited to the first 25 participants, so
reserve your spot today! Class fee is $5 for materials.