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Kyndle Agriculture Committee to offer scholarships for ag professional development

HENDERSON, Ky. – The Kyndle Agriculture Committee is offering scholarships to individuals that are interested in attending an agriculture related training, seminar or conference for professional development. The committee will award up to $500 in scholarships that can be used to cover the cost of registration or travel.

The two scholarships, one being offered in the fall and one offered in the spring, are 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. Both Porter and Cates were honored last September with the naming and dedication of the Henderson Farmers Market.

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.

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 Chuck Stinnett at (270) 826-7505.

Applications can be picked up at the Kyndle office located at 136 Second Street, Suite 500 in downtown Henderson and returned to Kyndle at P.O. Box 674, Henderson, Ky 42419 or emailed to [email protected]. Deadline for the fall is Dec. 1, 2016. Spring scholarship deadline is May 1, 2017.