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.


Keep up to date with the upcoming events. Just click the link below.

Ag & Hort Quarterly Newsletter - June & July


Vegetable Gardening Click the Links below to see tips and tricks to get your vegetable garden started.

Vegetable Gardening Series 1

Vegetable Gardening Series 2


Invitation to participate in weekly horticulture webinar events

Stuck in the house and dreaming of spring and gardens? The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is offering free “Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays” on a number of topics. Participants will glean information they will need as the days grow longer and they spend more time “social distancing” outside in their gardens.

UK specialists and extension agents will lead the 15- to 20-minute weekly sessions, using the online, social conferencing platform Zoom. The first webinar will begin at 2 p.m. EDT, 1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 1, with more following each week on the same day and time.

Each week, participants will be invited to explore subjects that include small fruit production, beekeeping, vegetable gardening, lawn care and more.

Sign in for the webinars at Participants will be prompted to install Zoom if they haven’t already done it. When asked for an identification number, sign in as a guest. Anyone can join a session, no matter where in the state they reside. Each webinar is limited to 300 people. The zoom link can also be found at

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