Jeff Casada, Extension Agent for Agriculture/Natural ResourcesJeffrey H. Casada

County Extension Agent for Agricultural/Natural Resources

Email to: jcasada@uky.edu

Agriculture and Natural Resources: The 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.


PROGRAMS

(Also, see Upcoming Programs to the top left of the page, click the links below or call 598-2789 for more information.)


  • Kentucky State University Small-Scale Farm Grant Program - applications are available online at www.kysu.edu/ag or you can request an application from Joni Nelson via email at joni.nelson@kysu.edu.

         Small Farm Grant Brochure

         2018 Small Farm Grant Application

         2018 Small Farm Grant Farmer Education Application


The Clay County Community Farmers Market is hiring!

We have a job opening for a market manager. The manager will be responsible for the daily activities of the market, social media marketing, community development, planning special market days, Kentucky Double Dollars Program, have a passion for the community and local agriculture. This is a part time seasonal position. Please share this with anyone you know who might be interested. We hope to have someone hired to begin work by the first week of July. Those interested may contact Melissa Wyatt at wyattschapel@gmail.com or (270)300-4036, Jim Cornett at (606)598-8407, Maggie Bowling at maggie.f.bowling@gmail.com  or (606)391-8446  or Jeff Casada at  jcasada@uky.edu or (606)598-2789.

JOB DESCRIPTION - click here!!!



2017-2018 Kentucky Agricultural Economic Situation and Outlook - University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment


Mike Hooker - Shared Use Equipment Caretaker

598-4485 Home   681-9111 Cell

Equipment rental is $25/day for all pieces of equipment. The shared-use equipment is located at Mike’s place on Sacker, in the Burning Springs Community.  Call Mike to check on availability and to rent.

Equipment includes: Vegetable Transplanter with Mulch Layer & Lifter, Headgate Squeeze Chute/Scales, Post Driver, 6 Ton Lime Spreader,  Bale Wrapper, Pasture Aerator, Pasture Pleaser-Pasture Renovator/Tye Drill, 185 Manure Spreader, 145 Manure Spreader, 2 & 4 Row Corn Planter, Low Profile Sprayer, Weed Wipe, Corn Sheller, Chain Drag Harrow and No Till Drill.  WE NOW HAVE A 6'10" X 18' LOWBOY TRAILER TO HAUL THE VEGETABLE TRANSPLANTER WITH MULCH LAYER& LIFTER.

The Shared Use Equipment Program is supported by the Clay County Agriculture Development Council, Clay County Farm Bureau and the Clay County Conservation District.

FLYER


Clay County Community Farmers Market

www.claycountyfarmersmarket.com


The Southeast Kentucky Beekeepers meet at the Laurel County Extension Office on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March through October.  Meetings begin with a potluck dinner at 6 pm, so please bring a covered dish to share.  Whether you're an experienced beekeeper or just starting out, everyone is welcome!              

 


The Beef IRM now has a facebook page.   Jeff encourages all  beef producers to visit and like the page.   KY Beef IRM-  http://www.facebook.com/KyBeefIRM


 

CHECK OUT THESE HELPFUL LINKS:

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Kentucky Department of Agriculture - Honeybees

Beginning Beekeeping for Kentuckians

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Website

Carpenter Bees

Ticks

Poultry Website

Ag Magazine

Kentucky Fruit Facts

How to Take Soil Test Samples  YouTube Instructional Video

Department of Animal & Food Sciences

Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources