Join us on April 22, 2018 for the 48th Annual College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s 4-H/FFA Field Day!

Interested in sponsoring the UK Field Day? Contact Stacy Vincent.


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.


UK Field Day