About Kentucky Agriculture Training School (KATS)

The Kentucky Agriculture Training School is comprised of researchers and extension specialists working together to offer quality hands-on agricultural workshops. Participants will benefit from the interactive in-depth training which will equip them with the information they will need during various stages of the growing season. The goal is to help educate those attending so that they can make more informed decisions regarding crop management and production.

2024 KATS Schedule

Planter Workshop Rescheduled date TBD

Hands on training covering basic to advanced planter functions so participants can maximize planter performance.

May 21: Crop Scouting Workshop

Training is comprised of individual scouting sessions in the areas of disease, growth staging, weed id, and soil nutrition.  This is a beneficial workshop for new and experienced producers, agriculture interns as well as a great refresher for others.

June 6: Soil Properties and Their Impact on Delivering Water and Nutrients to Your Plants

We will examine two soil pits with distinctly different profile properties (Loess/Sandstone/Limestone) to discuss how they will influence water and nutrient retention and delivery.

June 10-11: Drone Pilot Prep Course

An intensive 2-day workshop to prepare candidates for the FAA’s part 107 Drone Pilot Certification exam. Contact Lori Rogers for more information and to register. Lori.Rogers@uky.edu 270-365-7541 ex 21317

August 29: Field Crop Pest Management and Spray Clinic

A hands-on workshop that will cover spray technology, fungicide application, herbicide symptomology, stink bug control, and more.

Upcoming Workshops

Learn more about our upcoming KATS workshops for 2023.

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Check out Coffee KATS

Agriculture information in the time it takes to get a cup of coffee.

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Contact Information

Lori Rogers
KATS Coordinator

1205 Hopkinsville Street Princeton, KY 42445-0469

+1 (270) 365-7541 ext. 21317