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KY Beef Bash Beef Field Day in Princeton, KY on Oct. 20th

Submitted By: Greg Drake II, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Still recovering from the December 2021 tornadoes, Beef Bash 2022 will take place at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton on October 20th.

“We felt it was important to continue the Beef Bash tradition in person and move forward with the program at the UKREC,” said Katie VanValin, beef specialist for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, stationed at the UKREC. “We are looking forward to this opportunity to fellowship with those in the Kentucky beef industry and talk about the challenges and learning experiences we have had recovering and rebuilding from a natural disaster.”

Beef Bash is a unique, hands-on field day for Kentucky beef cattle producers of all experience levels. The event began in 2010 as a way for UK and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association to give producers the most current information about beef cattle.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CST, and the program will begin at 9 a.m. CST. Beef Bash will offer demonstrations, commercial vendors and educational exhibits, including updates on tornado recovery and rebuilding the UKREC and the beef unit as well as research updates from UK faculty and extension specialists.

“Historically, the beef unit at Princeton has been a critical component of CAFE’s beef cattle extension and research programs, and we are excited to share our vision for its future operation and contributions,” said James Matthews, UK CAFE Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Animal and Food Sciences.

The event is free, and attendees may purchase lunch onsite. Vendors may contact Katie VanValin to register.

The UKREC address is 348 University Drive, Princeton, Kentucky 42445. Signs will direct attendees to the beef unit. For more information, contact VanValin at 859-562-1361 or via email at [email protected] . Organizers also encourage students interested in agriculture or beef industry careers to attend.

The Butler County Extension Service will take the county van to the event if enough farmers express interest in riding over.  If you would like to ride to the Beef Bash in the Butler County Extension van, contact the Extension Office at 270-526-3767.  

 For more information, contact the Butler County Extension Office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service at 102 Parkway Lane, Morgantown or by calling 270-526-3767.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.





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