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.

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Upcoming Horticulture Events

Bees, Pesticides and Politics

Dan Potter from the University of Kentucky's entomology department will be leading this informative discussion on Monday, March 5th, starting at 6 PM at the Extension Office.  He will be talking about the politics involved in protecting hives from chemicals.

2018 Beekeeping Workshop Series

Laura Rogers, Small Farm Area Agent with Kentucky State University, will be presenting our Spring 2018 Beekeeping Workshop series.  This year's sessions will include:

  • February 26th - Sustainable Beekeeping

  • March 8th - Beekeeping Hardware

  • April 23rd - Bee Diseases

  • May 21st - Honey Harvest and Marketing

All of the workshops start at 6 PM at the Laurel County Extension Office.  For more information or to register, call our office at 606-864-4167.

High Tunnel Workshop Series

Learn more about controlling the pesky parts of high tunnel production.  

  • Tuesday, February 27th - Insect Control.  Presenter:  Dr. Ric Bessin

  • Tuesday, March 6th - Plant Diseases.  Presenter:  Dr. Emily Pfeufer

  • Tuesday, March 13th - Weed Control.  Presenter:  Shawn Wright

All of the workshops start at 6 PM at the Laurel County Extension Office