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ID-279

Understanding and Protecting Kentucky Wetlands

6/10/2024 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Tiffany Messer, Emily Nottingham

Wetlands are areas where water either covers the soil or soil is saturated permanently or seasonally. Wetlands have soils that have developed anaerobic (lacking oxygen) conditions in the upper part of the soil layer, known as hydric soils. Plant species that have adapted to survive in these conditions are known as hydrophytes. Since water is essential for almost everything on earth, wetlands are one of the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet and are home to plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish that are uncommon in other ecosystems.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 4.49 mb
Pages: 6



IP-73

Living Along a Kentucky Stream

5/10/2024 (minor revision)
Authors: Katherine Bullock, Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Streams are a part of our rich natural legacy. That's why it's important to protect, improve, and preserve them for generations to come.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 6.78 mb
Pages: 12



4DG-1LO

Introduction to agriCULTURE

8/31/2023 (new)
Authors: Rachel Guidugli, Isaac Hilpp, Ashley Osborne, Misty Wilmoth

According to the U.S. Department of Education International Strategy Report (2012- 2016), in order for youth to succeed in the 21st century workplace, they must develop knowledge and understanding of other countries, cultures, languages, and perspectives. The overall mission of 4-H is to provide opportunities for youth and adults to work together to create sustainable community change. This is accomplished within three primary

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Wildlife and Fisheries (4DG series)
Size: 19.84 mb
Pages: 54



HENV-711

Homeowners Guide to Rainwater Harvesting: Rain Barrels and Beyond

6/30/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Stormwater runoff is one of the many water quality and quantity challenges in urban settings. Urbanization increases the proportion of impervious surfaces (surfaces that prevent rainfall from soaking into the ground, such as roofs and driveways) in a landscape. Greater amounts of impervious surfaces increase the volume of stormwater runoff to storm sewers and local waterways. As stormwater flows across impervious surfaces, it can transport pollutants to nearby streams and rivers.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 2.31 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-707

Residential Stormwater Site Assessment

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Urban areas can impact both the quality and quantity of water in local waterways. Homeowners can help protect water resources by utilizing stormwater management practices on their property. These practices, sometimes called green infrastructure or Low-Impact Development (LID) practices, aim to manage stormwater where it is generated instead of sending it into a storm sewer system. To select the best practices for residential settings it is important to make a site assessment.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.39 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-708

Alternative Pavement Options for Residential Stormwater Management

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Joe Luck, Lee Moser, Jonathan Villines

Urban areas are characterized by impervious surfaces such as roads, driveways, sidewalks, and building roofs. Stormwater occurs when precipitation runs off these impervious surfaces. Stormwater can present both water quality and water quantity issues in urban watersheds. Water quality of local waterways is threatened when stormwater carries pollutants to streams and rivers; increased water quantity in these local waterways can damage streambanks, cause flooding, and create more water quality problems.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.86 mb
Pages: 5



HENV-709

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: Risks and Homeowner Responsibilities

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

A sewer system is an underground network of pipes that carries sewage and wastewater from homes and businesses to a treatment plant. There are two types of sewer systems. Modern sanitary sewer systems are designed to be a separate network of pipes and infrastructure from those that manage stormwater; these are known as separate sanitary sewers. Some municipalities still have combined sewers that manage both sanitary sewage and stormwater in the same pipes; these are known as combined sewers.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 533 kb
Pages: 3



HENV-709S

Desbordamientos de Alcantarillado Sanitario: Riesgos y Responsabilidades de los Propietarios

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Un sistema de alcantarillado es una red subterranea de tuberias que transporta aguas residuales (sucias) desde hogares y negocios hasta una planta de tratamiento.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 488 kb
Pages: 3



HENV-710

Sanitary Sewer Overflows: Lexington, KY Remedial Measures and Helpful Tips

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

A sewer system is an underground network of pipes that carries sewage and wastewater from homes and businesses to a treatment plant. There are two types of sewer systems. Modern sanitary sewer systems are designed to be a separate network of pipes and infrastructure from those that manage stormwater; these are known as separate sanitary sewers. Some municipalities still have combined sewers that manage both sanitary sewage and stormwater in the same pipes; these are known as combined sewers.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.46 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-710S

Desbordamientos de Alcantarillado Sanitario: Lexington, Kentucky Medidas Correctivas y Consejos Utiles

4/22/2022 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Moser

Un sistema de alcantarillado es una red subterranea de tuberias que transporta aguas residuales (sucias) desde hogares y negocios hasta una planta de tratamiento. Hay dos tipos de sistemas de alcantarillado.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.22 mb
Pages: 4



4AH-12PO

Cantaloupe Exhibit

1/13/2022 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The cantaloupe exhibit allows you to display the cantaloupe that you have grown in your garden. Each cantaloupe exhibited is judged on the melon's condition and quality.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 440 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-13PO

Eggplant Exhibit

1/13/2022 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The eggplant exhibit allows you to display the eggplant that you have grown in your garden. The exhibit is judged on each eggplant's condition and quality, and required number of specimen.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 380 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-14PO

Summer Squash Exhibit

1/13/2022 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The summer squash exhibit allows you to display the summer squash that you have grown in your garden. The exhibit is judged on each squash's condition and quality, and required number of specimen.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 390 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-16PA

Exhibiting and Judging Vegetables

1/13/2022 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

What makes certain vegetables "better" or of higher quality than others? Do you know which vegetables to choose for exhibition? Do you know how to prepare vegetables for exhibition? This factsheet will help you as you prepare to exhibit or judge vegetables. Vegetables will be evaluated on different criteria including condition, quality, uniformity, trueness-to-type, and size. Whether you are going to exhibit or judge vegetables, you will need to learn the characteristics of all of these criteria.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 560 kb
Pages: 9



4AH-10PO

Windowsill Garden Project

11/18/2021 (new)
Authors: Bill Fountain, Dick LeMaster, Ashley Osborne

This guide is for volunteer leaders or county Extension personnel, and includes four lessons designed for youth in 3rd-5th grades. Each lesson focuses on an aspect of seeds, plants, and/or gardening. Three additional experiments are included in the Digging Deeper section that youth can do independently or in a group or classroom setting. At the end of the guide, additional resources and an appendix are available. The National 4-H Gardening Series, which includes 4 levels for grades 3rd-12th and a Helper's Guide, is recommended if additional background information is needed. The National 4-H Gardening Series includes projects and activities for youth that have an interest in continuing to learn more about plant science and gardening after completing their windowsill garden.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs, Fayette County, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 580 kb
Pages: 24



4HA-10PA

Annual Container Garden

9/1/2021 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The Annual Container Garden Contest is a perfect opportunity to showcase a container garden that you have created and cared for. Remember that this contest is specific to annual, non-vegetable plants. Annuals are plants that survive for only one growing season. Kentucky's cold winter temperatures kill outdoor annuals. Annual plants are grown for their unique foliage or colorful flowers.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Energy: General (4HA series)
Size: 450 kb
Pages: 3



4HA-11PA

Vegetable Container Garden

9/1/2021 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The Vegetable Container Garden Contest is a perfect opportunity to showcase a container garden that you have created and cared for. Remember that this contest is specific to vegetable plants.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Energy: General (4HA series)
Size: 695 kb
Pages: 3



4AH-01PO

Sweet Pepper Exhibit

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Blake Newton, Ashley Osborne

The sweet pepper exhibit allows you to display a variety of sweet pepper that you have grown in your garden. In horticulture, the word "variety" refers to a plant that is slightly different from other plants of its kind. There are many varieties of sweet peppers available besides the popular sweet banana pepper, such as Cubanelle, pimento, and lunchbox.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs, Entomology
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 456 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-02PO

Bell Pepper Exhibit

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The bell pepper exhibit allows you to display a variety of bell pepper that you have grown in your garden. In horticulture, the word "variety" refers to a plant that is slightly different from other plants of its kind. For example, bell pepper varieties come in several different colors, including green, yellow, orange, red, purple and even white.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 468 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-03PO

Production and Marketing

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

When producing a horticulture crop, it is important to consider how you will market and sell the product. In the Production and Marketing Project, you will research a horticulture plant or crop and develop a plan for producing and marketing it.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 588 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-04PO

Experimental Horticulture

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The Experimental Horticulture Project is similar to a science fair project. You choose a horticultural scientific experiment you would like to learn about, and conduct the experiment using the seven steps in the scientific method.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 522 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-05PO

Horticultural Project Exhibit

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The Horticultural Project Exhibit is a "how-to" type project that allows you to look at the steps involved in completing a horticulture task from beginning to end and documenting the procedure along the way.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 521 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-06PO

Hot Pepper Exhibit

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The hot pepper exhibit allows you to display a variety of hot pepper that you have grown in your garden. In horticulture, the word "variety" refers to a plant that is slightly different from other plants of its kind. For example, hot pepper varieties may have different colors, tastes, shapes, and growing requirements. Many varieties of hot peppers are available, such as jalapeno, habanero, Thai chili, hot banana, poblano, and cayenne.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 489 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-07PO

Garden and Orchard Displays

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The Vegetable and Orchard Display Contest is a perfect opportunity to showcase a wide variety of the items you have grown.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 632 kb
Pages: 1



4AH-08PO

Environmental Awareness

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

A key component to horticulture and sustainable agriculture is striving to be environmentally friendly. Through your Environmental Awareness Project, you will highlight way(s) in which horticulture can be environmentally friendly. Choose a horticulture project that you can do at your home or in your community that will display environmental awareness.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 877 kb
Pages: 3



4AH-09PA

Making a Desert Dish Garden

8/10/2020 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

A dish garden is a collection of similar plants grown in an open container. In a desert garden, the plants are all succulents. Succulents are plants that can survive in a hot, dry climate because they can store moisture in their stems or leaves during rainy periods. During drier times, succulents give off moisture much more slowly than most plants. Evaporation is slowed down by wax or hairs or by a reduced surface area. (Many succulents have a spherical shape because a sphere has the smallest surface area for a given volume.) Succulents grow naturally in semi-deserts where long, dry-periods are broken by short, rainy periods.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Ag Programs
Series: 4-H Animals and Poultry: Swine (4AH series)
Size: 550 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-202

Planting Along Your Stream, Pond, or Lake

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Ashley Osborne

Kentucky has more than 90,000 miles of rivers and streams and thousands of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands. You can improve your surroundings and the quality of your stream, pond, or lake by planting an area called a riparian buffer or buffer zone.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 3.99 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-203

Stormwater

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Ashley Osborne

As stormwater moves across lawns and paved areas, it picks up bacteria, nutrients, sediments, heavy metals, and chemicals before traveling through the storm sewers to our water bodies. Because the stormwater is not cleaned or treated, it creates harmful conditions for the environment and for us.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 3.68 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-204

What is a Watershed?

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

A watershed is an area of land that drains water to a single water body. Watersheds are as small as a few acres draining into a stream or as large as several states draining into the ocean. Smaller watersheds join together to make larger watersheds. Kentucky is divided into seven major watersheds, or basins. Knowing what watershed you live in is a first step toward protecting water quality.

Departments: Ag Programs
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 4.31 mb
Pages: 8



ID-242

Central Kentucky Backyard Stream Guide

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Chris Sass

Many urban homeowners are not sure what to do about the stream in their backyard. Who owns it? How can I take care of it? What plants are good for my streambanks? These common questions lead to some confusing answers. This publication is designed to help the homeowner of a backyard stream appreciate this resource, protect personal property, and improve water quality and habitat.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Landscape Architecture
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 15.70 mb
Pages: 24



4NB-01LO

4-H Bee Ambassador Program

1/8/2019 (new)
Authors: Blake Newton, Ashley Osborne

The 4-H Bee Ambassador Program addresses key concepts related to bees, pollination, beekeeping, and honey. Kentucky 4-H agents, assistants, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to incorporate lessons and activities related to bees and honey in their clubs, school enrichment programs, and community outreach events. Twelve lessons are included in this guide, each are geared towards youth ages 9 to 18 years old.

Departments: Ag Programs, Entomology
Series: 4-H Insects (4NB series)
Size: 4.62 mb
Pages: 80



ID-248

Gardening in Small Spaces

1/24/2018 (new)
Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Although most would agree that gardening is a worthwhile endeavor, traditional gardening with long neat rows spaced 3 or 4 feet apart to allow cultivation by a tractor or tiller may not be feasible for everyone. Individuals that live in urban areas, especially those living in townhomes, condominiums, and apartments may not have the outdoor space needed for this conventional style of gardening. In addition, those with limited mobility may not be able to establish and maintain this type of garden. For many, raised bed gardening and container gardening may be a more practical and manageable choice for those gardening in small spaces and those with limited mobility.

Departments: Ag Programs, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.14 mb
Pages: 8



IP-76

Hazardous Chemicals and Your Body

6/21/2016 (minor revision)
Authors: Lisa Gaetke, Ashley Osborne

Environmental contaminants, such as persistent organic pollutants, may contribute to an increased risk for chronic disease if they occur for long enough or at high enough levels. Research has shown that some hazardous chemicals may even cause the body to be more vulnerable to such medical conditions as cancer, poor immune system response, altered nervous system function, and cardiovascular disease. The good news is that certain dietary strategies may provide a defense for combating the effects of these contaminants while improving your overall health.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, HES Nutrition and Food Science
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 310 kb
Pages: 6



ID-211

Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (KyNMP)

3/4/2016 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Kylie Schmidt

Nutrients are constantly cycling through farms. Nutrients come onto a farm in the form of feed, commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost, and they leave the farm with harvested crops, sold livestock, and off-site disposal of manure and other waste. Sometimes nutrients are even lost to the air, soil, or water. Nutrient management allows farmers to use nutrients wisely for optimal economic benefit with minimal impact on the environment.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 3.60 mb
Pages: 50



HENV-105

Planning a Zero-Waste Event

2/4/2015 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

The goal of a zero-waste event (e.g., meeting, business event, birthday party, field day, wedding, etc.) is to minimize the amount of waste produced. The key to hosting a zero-waste event is good advanced planning. This publication will guide you as you plan and carry out your event.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 3.35 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-205

Residential Rain Garden: Design, Construction, Maintenance

5/1/2014 (new)
Authors: Rick Durham, Brad Lee, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

This publication covers the design, construction, and maintenance of residential ran gardens. Rain gardens are one of several stormwater management practices that homeowners can use to reduce their property's negative impact on water quality and flooding.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 6.00 mb
Pages: 15



HENV-206

Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds

11/8/2013 (new)
Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Regardless of where you are, you are always in a watershed. A watershed is any area of land that drains water to a single water body such as a stream or lake.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, County Extension
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 2.51 mb
Pages: 3



ID-166

On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

On-farm composting can provide animal producers with a convenient method for disposing of animal mortalities and also provide a valuable soil amendment. In addition, the finished compost can be stockpiled and reused to help compost other mortalities.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 2.80 mb
Pages: 6



ID-167

On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Animal mortalities are an expected part of animal production. Depending on the scale of the animal enterprise, animal mortalities can overwhelm the producer with a large number and mass of dead animals. This publication provides guidance to the producer for handling animal mortalities in accordance with Kentucky law.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 4



ID-200

Environmental Compliance for Dairy Operations

4/24/2013 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

Some farmers are reluctant to talk about the environment, but because farms are under increasing review by state and federal regulatory agencies, producers need to be familiar with environmental issues and regulations. Implementing best management practices (BMPs) can help farmers continue to protect the environment and increase productivity.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.00 mb
Pages: 6



HENV-601

Saving Water at Home

10/17/2012 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne, Joe Taraba

By conserving water, we decrease our demand for energy-intensive systems that obtain, treat, and distribute water. Simply put, by conserving water we save energy.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.90 mb
Pages: 7



ID-207

Considerations for Starting an On-Farm Dairy Processing Enterprise

10/17/2012 (new)
Authors: Jeffrey Bewley, Elizabeth Chaney, Brianna Goodnow, Julia Hofmeister

With proper facilities and education, entreprenuers can successfully produce value-added dairy products on-farm.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 327 kb
Pages: 5



FCS4-413

Home Accessibility: Assistive Technology

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Assistive technology allows people to do things that they might not otherwise be able to do. It reduces the impact of a disability and increases the opportunity for enjoying an optimal level of safety and independence.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
Size: 363 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-414

Home Accessibility: One Size Fits All

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

A well-designed home promotes independence and allows us the satisfaction of being able to stay in control and remain at home as we age or as our needs change.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
Size: 640 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-415

Home Accessibility: Bedrooms

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your bedroom a safer and more user-friendly space.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
Size: 641 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-416

Home Accessibility: Bathrooms

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can help make your bathroom a safer and more user-friendly space in your home.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
Size: 464 kb
Pages: 3



FCS4-417

Home Accessibility: Kitchens

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

Universal design allows independence, safety, control and quality of life at home and in the community today and in the future. The following universal design features can make your kitchen a safer and more user-friendly space.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
Size: 272 kb
Pages: 2



FCS4-418

Home Accessibility: Resources

8/23/2012 (new)
Authors: Amy Hosier, Ashley Osborne

The following information will help you find resources and support for improving your residential situations, assessing your needs and determining which modifications and assistive technologies are most appropriate for you.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, HES Family Sciences
Series: FCS: Housing and Home Furnishings (FCS4 series)
Size: 214 kb
Pages: 2



HENV-706

Going Green: Living an Environmentally Responsible Life

7/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.39 mb
Pages: 7



4DE-01PO

What is a Watershed? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 1

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will identify and learn the characteristics of their local watershed. In the process, they will learn about sources of water pollution and their role in keeping water clean.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
Size: 1.75 mb
Pages: 13



4DE-02PO

What is Water Quality? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 2

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will learn different methods for assessing water quality.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
Size: 3.03 mb
Pages: 36



4DE-03PO

What Impacts the Water Quality in My Watershed? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 3

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will learn about land use and its affect on water quality.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
Size: 2.35 mb
Pages: 14



4DE-04PO

Improving My Water Quality? 4-H2O Ambassador Curriculum, Unit 4

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

In this unit, 4-Hers will develop and implement a service project in their community.

Departments: 4-H Programs, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: 4-H Natural Science: Soil and Water Conservation (4DE series)
Size: 1.43 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-704

Tips for Conserving Water at Home

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

By conserving water, we decrease our demand for energy-intensive systems that obtain, treat, and distribute water. Simply put, by conserving water we save energy.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.53 mb
Pages: 5



HENV-705

Natural Lighting

2/24/2011 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

Follow these home decorating and landscaping tips to reduce your energy consumption and utility costs.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 2.25 mb
Pages: 4



ID-185

Planting a Riparian Buffer

9/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Chris Barton, Amanda A. Gumbert, Sarah Wightman

Actively creating a riparian buffer typically consists of six steps: site assessment, planting plan development, site preparation, species selection, planting, and protection and maintenance.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Forestry and Natural Resources
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 3.27 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-101

Household Waste Management 1: Reduce

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Reducing, at the top of the waste management hierarchy, has the greatest impact on the environment and starts with you reducing the number of products you purchase and use.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 801 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-102

Household Waste Management 2: Reuse

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Reuse is essentially any action that extends the life of a product and keeps it out of the waste system. The process of reusing an item can start even before you purchase it.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 484 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-103

Household Waste Management 3: Recycle

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Americans create about 5 pounds of waste per day, half of which is recycled in some manner, leaving roughly 2.5 pounds of waste per day going to landfills.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 936 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-104

Household Waste Management 4: Hazardous Waste

9/8/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Brad Lee, Ashley Osborne

Everyday products found around your house contain hazardous chemicals--everything from nail polish remover to household electronics to oil for your car.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 514 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-702

Saving Energy and Money at Home and on the Road

8/30/2010 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

This publication features 15 suggestions to help you save money, reduce your energy consumption, and preserve our natural resources.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.59 mb
Pages: 4



HENV-703

Saving Energy and Money: Appliances

8/30/2010 (new)
Authors: Tyler Henningsen, Ashley Osborne

Appliances are designed to save time and money, but if an appliance is not in itself energy efficient or is operated improperly it could be wasting money. Ensuring that you have an ENERGY STAR--approved appliance is one solution; another is the proper operation, location, and maintenance of appliances.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 889 kb
Pages: 4



HENV-201

Building a Rain Barrel

7/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Tyler Henningsen, Otto Hoffman, Ashley Osborne, Russ Turpin

Rain barrels offer a number of benefits such as helping to reduce stormwater runoff, decreasing municipal water usage, and potentially protecting your home's foundation. Impervious surfaces such as rooftops, parking lots, and roads prevent rainwater or stormwater from soaking into the soil.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.48 mb
Pages: 8



HENV-701

Saving Energy and Money: Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

7/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a CFL lasts up to ten times longer, uses approximately one-fourth the energy, and produces 25 percent less heat while producing more light per watt than a traditional incandescent bulb.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 880 kb
Pages: 4



ID-175

Riparian Buffers: A Livestock Best Management Practice for Protecting Water Quality

9/22/2009 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

In Kentucky, cattle on pastures are often watered by streams. Although this practice solves water requirements for cattle, providing livestock free access to streams and riparian areas can lead to a contaminated water supply and damaged ecosystems. A better solution is to implement riparian buffers with limited access points to streams or provide alternative water sources. This practice can protect water quality, increase herd production, and provide other landowner benefits. The purpose of this publication is to explain the role of riparian areas and how they can benefit the livestock producer, the herd, and the environment.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 721 kb
Pages: 4



ID-174

Options for Controlling Canada Geese

1/15/2009 (new)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

The average Canada goose produces more fecal waste than a dairy cow on a per-weight basis. In addition, gaggles of resident Canada geese have been associated with problems of over grazing. Having large amounts of fecal waste around a riparian area that has limited vegetation can lead to the runoff of nutrients, sediment, and pathogens, which can contaminate ponds, lakes, and streams in Kentucky.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 140 kb
Pages: 2



IP-77

Know the Facts: Hazardous Chemicals and Your Body

10/9/2008 (new)
Authors: Ashley Osborne

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 377 kb
Pages: 8



ID-170

Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for Cattle

3/26/2008 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 300 kb
Pages: 4



IP-74

A Guide to Open Burning

8/22/2007 (reprinted)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 430 kb
Pages: 6



IP-75

Know the Facts Before You Burn

10/31/2006 (reprinted)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 3.06 mb
Pages: 8



SR-2004-2

2003 Research and Extension Beef Report

6/1/2004 (new)
Authors: Jim Akers, Les Anderson, Darrh Bullock, Kenny Burdine, Roy Burris, Paul Deaton, David Harmon, Bruce Hightshoe, John Johns, Jim Matthews, Kyle McLeod, Lee Meyer, Melissa Newman, Jim Randolph, Patty Scharko, Keith Schillo, Alison Smith, Laurentia van Rensburg, Eric Vanzant

Departments: Agricultural Economics, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal and Food Sciences, Veterinary Science
Series: Special Report (SR series)
Size: 481 kb
Pages: 43



IP-71

Nutrient Management in Kentucky

12/1/2001 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Monroe Rasnake, Joe Taraba, Bill Thom

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 278 kb
Pages: 12



IP-42

Ky-A-Syst: Petroleum Product Storage

6/1/1998 (reprinted)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 164 kb
Pages: 12



IP-43

Ky-A-Syst: Household Waste Management

6/1/1998 (reprinted)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 138 kb
Pages: 12



IP-44

Ky-A-Syst: Household Water Treatment

6/1/1998 (reprinted)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 174 kb
Pages: 16



ID-120

Americans with Disabilities Act: Title 3 and Kentucky Agribusinesses

6/1/1995 (new)
Authors: John Hancock

Departments: County Extension
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 252 kb
Pages: 4



IP-40

Ky-A-Syst: Drinking Water Well Condition

10/1/1994 (new)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 168 kb
Pages: 16



IP-41

Ky-A-Syst: Agricultural Chemical Storage and Handling

10/1/1994 (new)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 187 kb
Pages: 16



IP-45

Ky-A-Syst: Livestock Waste Storage

10/1/1994 (new)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 136 kb
Pages: 12



IP-46

Ky-A-Syst: LivesTock Yards Management

10/1/1994 (new)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 167 kb
Pages: 12



IP-47

Ky-A-Syst: Silage Storage

10/1/1994 (new)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 158 kb
Pages: 12



IP-48

Ky-A-Syst: Milking Center Wastewater Treatment

10/1/1994 (new)
Authors: Mark Dravillas, Tom Ilvento

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sociology
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 149 kb
Pages: 12



ID-111

Extension Education: Conducting Effective Agricultural Demonstrations

5/1/1992 (new)
Authors: John Hancock

Departments: Ag Programs
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 122 kb
Pages: 12



ID-111A

Extension Education: Conducting Effective Agricultural Demonstrations: Supplemental Material

5/1/1992 (new)
Authors: John Hancock

Departments: Ag Programs
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 132 kb
Pages: 2