Minutes of May 10, 2011 Meeting

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Kentucky Association of State Extension Professionals

Minutes of
May 10
, 2011 Meeting

Presiding: Alison Davis, President


Minutes recorded by: Leslie McCammish, Secretary

Location:
KSU Research and Demonstration Farm




Alison opened meeting with
thanking KSU for being such great hosts and for setting up such a great meeting. Then Dr.
Benson welcomed everyone and told a little about the farm (the building currently seats 700 and looking to expand with
covered patio this year). He also mentioned
KSU opened a new center for Families & Children along with their high
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tech aquaculture.

KSU Speakers

Highlights
:

Dr.
Kirk Pomper :PawPaw
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It’s Past, Present, and Future.

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Retail for @ $1 at farmer’s market, freeze processed 2 yrs, fridge whole 2 weeks, room

temp whole 1 week

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More info at

www.pawpaw.kysu.edu

Dr. Mike Bomford: Organic

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KY has 120+ certified organic growers

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food to plate takes 15% of the energy used in the US

Dr. Ken Andrews: specializes in goat pr
oduction for meat.

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Ky in top 10 in country for goat meat production for years.

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KSU is expanding their herd to 300 female goats & adding 20 cows for small farm demo

Eddie Reed
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Farm Manager

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KSU Demo farm is 300+ acres and now has an additional 300 acres
in Henry County (17 miles N of Frankfort). The
Henry County Environmental Center houses a butterfly garden, natural pond and wildlife viewing stations. The center is
still adding many features.


Business Meeting:

Alison announced the official passing of

the torch to Don Hershman.

Nominations for Offices and
Board members

were announced all were in favor, no one opposed and the motion passed.
(as seen below)


Greg Hallich

Ag Econ
Treasurer

Jeffrey Bewley Animal Science
President Elect


Sarah Brandl

Robinson Station (RCARS) HES

Board

Ingrid Adams HES
Board

Victoria Burke KSU
Board

Kris Grimes KSU

Board



Board Members rotating off that have served their term:

Kristen Harvey (Animal & Food Sciences) Lexington

Louie Rivers (Small Farm Outreach Training, KSU) Frankfort

Pam Sigler(Family & Consumer Sciences) Lexington

Martha Welch (4
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H Y
outh Development) Lexington



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Kentucky Association of State Extension Professionals

Minutes of
May 10
, 2011 Meeting

(continued)

Presiding: Alison Davis, President


Minutes recorded by: Leslie McCammish, Secretary

Location:
KSU Research and Demonstration Farm





Don addressed the group as the new President and suggested that the Board should discuss the appropriateness and
viability of traditional dates for KASEP meetings (September, December, March, and May). Don announce
d the board
would meet sometime in June by teleconference to discuss future meetings dates and times. Additionally an ad hoc

committee was formed to address the suggestions and concerns brought up at the March 11
th

KASEP
meeting during our
roundtable discu
ssions.

Committee:

Rita May


Don Hers
h
man


Sarah Vanek

Victoria Burke

Chris Grimes


Martha Welch

Meeting was
adjourned

and a farm tour was given by KSU then Lover’s Leap hosted the group with a Winery Tour and
tasting.