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Friday, September 2, 2016

Class 4 Announced: December 2016 - March 2018

CORE stands for Crop Observation and Research Education.  The CORE Farmer Program began in January 2010.  Since it was incepted, more than 60 young farmers have completed the program.  New classes are enrolled every three years.  Classes are comprised of 7 learning sessions, lasting 3 days each. Most seminars will be held in winter months, when on-farm activities are slowed. 

A selection committee appointed from the KyCorn Growers leadership chooses the participants of each class. Class 4 members:

Andy Alford, Alford Farms, Warren County

Alana Baker, River Bend Farms, Trigg County

Megan Bell, Bell Farms, Graves County

Lucas Bollinger, Bollinger Family Farms, Christian County

Daniel Carpenter, UK Extension, Larue County

Brad Hines, Hines Farms, Larue County

Justin Jeffries, Worth and Dee Ellis Farms, Shelby County

Willis Jepson, Jepson Family Farm Partnership, Simpson County

Mindy Jones, Hopson Farms, Henderson County

Bryan Kuegel, Flat Lick Farms, Daviess County

William Pearson, Pearson Farms, Logan County

Quint Pottinger, Affinity Farms, Nelson County

Robert Rouse, Sanger Farms, Fulton County

Eric Schwenke, Schwenke Bros. Farms, Boone County

Spencer Sims, Sims Family Farms, Anderson County

Zach Sheldon, Horn Farms, Daviess County

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