Year: 
2017
Project Leader: 
Charles Stamper, Tom Keene
Department/Program: 
Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability
Funding Received: 
$900

The 2016 UK College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment Mountain Ag Week will be held September 26-October 1, 2016 on the campus of the UK Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (RCARS). The week's events are designed to promote the diverse resources within the Appalachian region and highlight the role of the University of Kentucky and CAFE in the sustainability of those natural resources. The week will begin with middle school and high school students spending the day at the Robinson Forest and the Research Center learning about natural resource education. The next two days will focus on primary-age school children learning about agriculture, with the lessons centered on pumpkins. The week will culminate with a day-long field day at the RCARS Research Center focusing on the research and practical applications of sustainability within the region.