Butler County Field Day 2017 at Woodbury
Thursday, September 7 was the annual Butler County Field Day. The event was held at the Butler County Park in Woodbury. After registration and a welcome to Woodbury by Gregory Drake, Representative Jim DeCesare provided us with a legislative update. Next on the program was Ricardo Rivero, who spoke about the importance of "Call 8-1-1 before you dig.
Tracy Cowles from the Extension Service presented the program - BCKY Rocks - which is sponsored by the Butler County Conservation District. Rocks are painted and placed around the community.
"Make a difference in someone's day. Paint a kindness rock, hide it, and put a smile on someone face," said Cowles Several took a tour of the Woodbury Museum, complete with an introduction from curator Tommy Hines.
Next, was a program on Forest Management and Burn Laws, led by representatives from the Kentucky Division of Forestry. A drone demonstration from Warren Rural Electric Cooperative followed. BCHS ag teacher LeeAnn Daugherty spoke on an upcoming FFA Fundraiser. There was an invitation to the Stockman’s Field Day.
A great meal of pork chops, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans and chips was prepared by the Butler County 4-H teens. Kara McFadden, of the 4-H Food Waste Project, shared a presentation concerning collecting food waste for animals. Zack Imbrullio, of the Kentucky Junior Cattlemen’s Association, spoke on his activities as a board member.
Drone Demonstration from WRECC's Steven Miller
Organizers of the event wish to extend a thanks to Butler County Green River Museum Board, WRECC, KY Division of Forestry, UK Forestry, KY Representative Jim DeCesare, Energy Transfer, Tommy Hines, Butler County Conservation District, Shanna Drake, Butler County Farm Bureau, Butler County Farm Bureau Women's Committee, Butler County FFA, Green River Feed Mill, Drake's Farm Service, Ohio Valley Insurance-Garrett Hampton, Butler County 4-H teens and volunteers, and the Butler County Extension Service Staff.