Current Projects

Current Projects


Campus High Tunnels

High TunnelGiving students hands-on experience growing organic food year-round using low-input season extension technology.

KSU Contacts:
Michael Bomford, Tony Silvernail, Kirk Pomper

Duration: 2012-15

Funding: 1890 Capacity Building

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Farming for Cash

Farming for CashWorkshops and demonstrations related to small-scale commercial horticulture production practices, including organic methods.

Contacts:
Sid Dasgupta, Richard Bryant

Duration: 2013-

Funding: NIFA

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Impact of Soil Set and Crop Set on Soil Biology and Yield and Quality of Winter Wheat

SoilSetFull-system analysis of OMRI-listed micronutrient products developed by Alltech for use on organic farms.

Contacts:
George Antonious, Michael Bomford, Jon Cambron

Duration: 2013-14

Funding: Alltech

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Organic Corn Variety Trials

organic cornMulti-state on-farm trials of commercially available organic grain corn varieties.

Contacts:
Michael Bomford, Tony Silvernail, Jon Cambron

Duration: 2013-

Funding: Organic Valley, NIFA

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Organic Demonstration Plots

onion, tomato,
sunflowerGarden and field-scale plots demonstrating the organic principals of biodiversity, resource cycling, and ecological balance, and serving as a playground for preliminary tests of new ideas.

Contacts:
Michael Bomford, Tony Silvernail, Marion Simon

Duration: 2005-

Funding: SARE, USDA-RMA

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Organic Grain and Oilseed Variety Trials

organic cornComparing grain and oilseed varieties with potential for small-scale organic production systems in Kentucky. Summer crops include corn, sweet sorghum, soybean, and sunflower. Winter crops include barley, wheat, canola, and flax.

Contacts:
Michael Bomford, Tony Silvernail, Jon Cambron

Duration: 2013-

Funding: NIFA

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Organic Hemp Variety Trials

organic cornA comparison of heirloom hemp varieties grown on organic land at the KSU farm and in Eastern Kentucky.

Contacts:
Michael Bomford, Tony Silvernail, Jon Cambron

Duration: 2014-

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'Third Thursday Thing'

peppersA full day of sustainable agriculture workshops is held at the KSU research farm on the third Thursday of every month. Extension agents, farmers, and the general public are all welcome.

Contact:
Marion Simon

Duration: 1997-

Funding: SARE, USDA-RMA

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