Kentucky News Review: Berea College teaches students how to make small farms profitable



By Lu-Ann Farrar — Online content manager Posted: 8:57am on Apr 16, 2012; Modified: 9:09am on Apr 16, 2012


Above:  Bill Best and Berea College student Jessica Sloan worked in the greenhouse shelling some of the heirloom beans, in October 2003 in Berea. MARK CORNELISON — LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Apr. 16, 2012
  • Berea College is a model for other schools that want to teach students how to make their land profitable, reports the New York Times. Students at Berea College had to rethink how they have raised and sold hogs because it was not profitable. Now, the students are selling a spicy sausage, bacon and chorizo that are making a profit.
  • The University of Kentucky libraries is dedicating the papers of faculty composer Joseph Baber, according to a press release from the university. The public is invited to a formal dedication of Baber’s papers at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Apr. 30, at the Great Hall of the Margaret I. King Building. The program will be followed by a reception and viewing of an exhibition of selected materials from the papers. A recital of his music will be presented by the UK School of Music at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 30 at Singletary Center for the Arts.
  • A new historic marker was unveiled at Lexington’s Hunt-Morgan House, according to The old marker was “over 50 years old, difficult to read, and factually inaccurate.” The previous marker will soon be displayed in the gardens of the Hunt-Morgan House. 

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