Monday, October 21, 2013

Agricultural Information Center Fall Harvest of Activities

Agricultural Information Center personnel have participated in various outreach and promotion activities this fall. Valerie Perry gave a presentation during the CAFE Orientation for New Faculty. Both she and Jason Keinsley participated in the reception for New CAFE Faculty hosted by the Ag Faculty Council.

The AIC showcased their resources and services, including a new Research Guide supporting Master Gardeners and Extension, as exhibitors in Ag Roundup. This is the major College of Agriculture outreach event held each year and is an excellent opportunity for the AIC to reach nearly 2,700 persons.

Attendees during the four day event included:
• 700 staff from throughout the state for Staff Appreciation Day
• 500 Rotarians & LFUCG Officials and 200 high school student recruits for Rotary Day
• 500 attendees for the campus Student/Faculty/Staff Picnic
• 225 State Legislators, Farm Bureau Officials, Ag Development Board members, and Tobacco Task Force members for Ag Leadership Day
• 750 alumni for department reunions and the closing Roundup festivities before kickoff on Saturday

The AIC exhibit was created by Lauren Robinson (AIC Graduate Intern), Beth Reeder (AIC Staff), and Jason Keinsley. Additional exhibit staffing included Renae Newhouse (AIC Graduate Intern) and Valerie Perry.

Jason Keinsley traveled to the Campbell County Extension Office for the annual statewide Master Gardener event. He promoted the Master Gardener Research Guide during a poster session and interacted with 100 hundred Master Gardeners from around the state of Kentucky.

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