MCTC to Host 9th Annual Farm and Family Night at it Maysville Campus

Feb 26, 2018

The ninth annual Farm and Family Night will be held on the Maysville Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College on Monday, March 5, from 4:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Dinner begins at 4:30 pm.  Meadowview Regional Medical Center is the title sponsor for the event.

This year’s event keynote speaker will feature Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles.Quarles

Participants will get to choose from a program of concurrent sessions on farm and home including cattle management, forage, alternative crops, technology, horticulture, wildlife management, sustainable agriculture, beekeeping, cooking, home management, health issues and more.  Experts on these subjects will discuss herd nutrition, putting up quality hay, beef cattle outlook, sheep and goat production, weed control, soil health, hemp and hops production, poultry production, wildlife plots, organic production, living off the grid, beekeeping, edible landscaping, using plant oils and more.  Home related experts will explore healthy appetizers, making your own sauces and soups, decluttering your home, crockpot and one pot meals and much more!

 Sessions for youth focus on farm safety, robotics, nutrition and STEM.  A 4-H Livestock Extravaganza allows youth to acquire 2 of the 6 livestock hours required each year while demonstrating their knowledge of livestock in a fun and interactive way.  “Parent and Me” classes will be offered for children 2 – 6 years of age, which are fun sessions for an adult and child to share.

Over 50 exhibitors from area agricultural and related businesses round out the event. Attendees can register to win a variety of door prizes that will be given away at the conclusion of the evening. Participants must be present to win. The customary “Milk and Cookie” break featuring all varieties of milk sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America and cookies baked by the MCTC Culinary Program is expected to be a popular feature of the evening, as it has been in the past.

While there is no charge for attending the event, a ticket is required for dinner.  Free dinner tickets can be picked up at the Mason, Lewis, Robertson, Bracken, Fleming and Nicholas County Extension Offices in Kentucky, or the Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland County Extension Offices in Ohio. Tickets are also available at the Maysville Campus of MCTC located at 1755 US Hwy 68 in Maysville, the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce and Mason and Fleming County Farm Bureau.

Other event sponsors include: Rip’s Farm Center, MCTC Foundation, Farm Credit of Mid-America, Bluegrass Stockyards of Maysville, Cahall Bros, Inc., Hinton Mills, Southern States, Riverside Tractor & Equipment, Fleming Mason Energy, Primary Plus, Community Trust Bank, Citizen’s Deposit Bank, US Bank, Ripley Federal Savings Bank, Bank of Maysville, Schumacher Insurance Agency, McFarland Chevrolet, Mason and Fleming County Farm Bureau, Mitsubishi, Stober Drives, Paul Hall and Associates, and Southern Hills Community Bank.

For more information, contact MCTC Workforce Solutions, 606-759-7141, extension 66120.