Scholarships available for agricultural-related training for Henderson County residents

Scholarships available for agricultural-related training for Henderson County residents

One scholarship in spring, one in the fall

HENDERSON, Ky. (March 10, 2016) — Scholarships up to $500 are available for agriculture-related training from the Kyndle Agriculture Committee, the organization announced today. Scholarships can be used to cover the cost of registration or travel.

One scholarship is being offered in the spring and another one in the fall, in memory of Sharon Cates and Jeff Porter. Cates was a teacher in the Henderson County School System for many years before retiring. She was a staple in the farming community for over 20 years running Cates Farm with the help of her family. In 2003 she was the recipient of the Agriculturalist of the Year award. Porter worked as the UK horticulture extension agent in Henderson for many years and established the master gardener program which has seen well over 100 graduates to date. Porter was also pivotal in establishing the Farmers Market in Henderson as well as the Tri-State Small Farms Conference in Henderson.

Porter and Cates were honored last September with the naming and dedication of the Henderson Farmers Market

The Kyndle Agriculture Committee’s goal is to educate the community on the importance of agriculture in the region and address the needs of the agriculture community. Applicants should be a Kyndle stakeholder, from Henderson County and be interested in attending an agriculture related seminar or conference. For more information contact Margaret Ridley at (270) 826-7505.

Applications can be picked up at the Kyndle office in Henderson or online at The deadline for the spring scholarship is May 1 and Nov. 1 for the fall scholarship.