- Education and Training: extension, technical assistance
- Sustainable Communities: local and regional food systems
Dr. Paul Vincelli is the UK State Coordinator and Brett Wolff as the Kentucky Program Assistant. In addition to his leadership of the program, Dr. Vincelli has brought expertise in the areas of climate change, cover crops, and GMO technology. Brett continues to act as a networker for the program, identifying new opportunities for collaboration and new venues to share SSARE resources. In the past, KYSARE has supported a number of smaller sustainability-related programs. This year, we are focusing on one major event, ongoing support of grazing initiatives, and creating opportunities for professional development within our institution:
– Organic Transition Trainer "Train the Trainer"
o The University of Kentucky offers an annual grazing conference in the fall, and we would like to offer partial support for speaker costs.
– Genetic Engineering Education
o Programming aimed at outreach to farmers and the general public detailing the science-based risks and benefits of genetic engineering for sustainability in agriculture.
– Extension Associate/Specialist & NGO Professional Development Scholarships
o Providing travel opportunities for Extension personnel and NGO professionals to attend sustainability-related conferences or workshops in or out of the state.
In 2018-19, we plan to engage our Advisory Committee and keep them informed of ongoing activities and to contact them in the fall to discuss projects for next year.
Abstract was modified slightly, but overall objectives remained the same.