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NKY Specialty Crop Grower's Conference

  • Boone County Extension Enrichment Center 1824 Patrick Drive Burlington, KY 41005 (map)

UK Extension Agents in NKY & industry specialists partner to teach how-tos on a variety of specialized topics. Specialists will discuss poultry & rabbit production, including incubation, breed & species selection & integrating them into horticultural operations. Another topic gaining popularity is industrial hemp. Kentucky Department of Agriculture representatives will discuss how to apply to grow or process hemp. They will also discuss the branded programs offered in KY such as “free-range,” “natural,” “GMO-free” & “organic” and what they mean for you. In response to the increased volume of microbreweries in NKY, a specialist will explain how to grow hops & select the best varieties. Growing small fruits, brambles, pumpkins & other vegetables will be covered in their own concurrent session, in addition to extensive information regarding utilizing high tunnels to extend the growing season.

Registration is required for this free conference by calling the Boone County Extension Office at 859-586-6101, or registering online at

For more information, download the conference flyer by clicking here.