The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment hosted its 48th annual UK Field Day on Thursday, April 19 in the E.S. Good Barn. 

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Save the Date for UK Field Day 2019: Thursday, April 18


Field Day Contests

Agriscience FairJob Interviews
AgronomyLand and Soil Evaluation
AuctioneeringLivestock Evaluation
Dairy EvaluationMeats Judging
DemonstrationsNursery Evaluation
Farm Business ManagementSeed ID
Quiz BowlServing Out Loud
Floriculture EvaluationTractor Driving
Forestry EvaluationVeterinary Science
Horse Industry EvaluationWelding

Tentative Schedule

8:30 A.M.Registration and Group Photos
10:00 A.M.Opening Remarks and Contest Instructions
10:00 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.College Fair
10:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.Lunch
12:45 P.M.Contests End
1:00 P.M.Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

History of Field Day

History of UK Field Day In spring of 1970, 4-H clubs and FFA chapters from the surrounding counties and Bluegrass region met to sharpen their skills in a variety of production agriculture trades. Many of which were supported through a variety of academic competitions. The field day allowed students to meet firsthand with students and professors in a variety of agriculture fields at the University of Kentucky. Capitalizing on the networking opportunities, youth gained valuable assets and contacts that could assist them with their academic endeavor. 

The College’s 4-H/FFA Field Day continued to grow and expand its opportunities and during the spring of 2016, they broke a Field Day attendance record with over 2000 youth in attendance, representing nearly 60 schools from three states (Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio). Every department in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment were represented and supported the event through monetary support, physical resources and time. Furthermore, over 200 undergraduate students, within the College, assisted with the learning experience of the 4-H and FFA youth. 

In April 2017, the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment celebrated its 47th year of hosting the Field Day for 4-H and FFA youth. This year’s event encompassed nearly 30 different competitive events that youth will be a part. In addition, students received the opportunity to meet with counselors and advisors regarding the University of Kentucky at a College of Agriculture Opportunity Fair. Teachers and agents participated in a variety of professional development opportunities that further assist their delivery of content knowledge and assessment.

Photos from 2018 UK Field Day

2018 UK Ag Field Day

2018 Video


Contact Dr. Stacy Vincent,
UK Agricultural Education