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have the opportunity to do these things and learn more about the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sci- ences (ACES) at its ExplorACES event, March 9 and 10. The two-day, student-run event, acquaints

prospective and admitted ACES students with the college's faculty, curriculum and student organi- zations at more than 125 exhibits that showcase academics, research and student activities. More than 2,000 students will attend the event

ExplorACES March 9 And 10 M


ost people have never felt the inside of a cow’s stomach, designed flowers to music or created their own soil profile. Everyone will


on Friday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sat- urday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A recep- tion for admitted students will complete Saturday’s events at the Student Dining and Res- idential Programs Building. Those interested in attending the event or

learning more are invited to connect with ExplorACES on Facebook and Twitter or visit

event website Attendees will learn about opportunities


tantly, connect with current ACES students,” Em- mert said. Current ACES students have been planning the

event for the past six months. “ExplorACES was built from a student’s per-

Those interested in attending the

they would have as ACES students. Infor- mation will be available on study abroad programs, what students can do with their ACES degrees and how they can apply for nearly $2 million in scholarships. “ExplorACES is the ultimate opportunity to learn

event or learning more are invited to connect with ExplorACES on Facebook and Twitter or visit the event website at

more about the college, especially if you are a soon-to-be high school graduate or transfer stu- dent interested in finishing a bachelor's degree,” said Jason Emmert, ACES assistant dean of aca- demic programs. Though prospective and admitted students are

the target audience for the informational event, parents are encouraged to attend, Emmert said. “ExplorACES is really about providing students

and their families the opportunity to understand what ACES has to offer. Deciding where to attend college is one of the most important choices stu- dents will ever make, and it is incredibly helpful for prospective students to see the campus, talk to faculty and staff, and perhaps most impor-

spective. We have been there. We know how hard it is to weigh the options and make a choice that will change your life,” sai Janell Baum, Explo- rACES co-chair of publicity. “Having the right in- formation in your hands and experiencing the people, the places and the curriculum allows you to make the decision that is right for you.” Event coordinators have worked to make getting

to the ACES campus even more accessible by pro- viding free parking and free shuttle service to and from parking lot E-14, just west of the Assembly Hall. “We built a mobile website this year, complete

with maps, parking and exhibit information,” Baum said. “We are so excited to offer this to our visitors and want to make sure their experience at ExplorACES is flawless.”

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estate is covered in woodlands, however, and those woodlands are often overlooked as a valuable source of income. The seminar, One Acre at a Time, will ad- dress how a woodland investment can bring in- creased dividends by making the right forest management decisions. Organized by the University of Kentucky Coopera-


tive Extension Service and the UK College of Agricul- ture’s Department of Forestry, One Acre at a Time will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. EDT, March 27 in the John W. Black Community Center, 1551 North Highway 393 in LaGrange. Whether they reside on their woodlands or are absentee owners, participants will come away from the seminar with clear directions


tocks, bonds, IRAs and real estate are fairly common investment options for people wanting to build a nest egg. Nearly half of Kentucky’s real

on how to reap the benefits from their property. “Kentucky’s woodlands produce some of the world’s

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and exhibits at that time, with theprogram starting at 6:30 p.m. Seminar topics include: • Got Woodlands? Now What? • Wildlife Management Options • Signs of Woodland Health Issues • Working with Your Wildlife Biologist • Working with Your Forester • Timber Sales and Consulting Foresters Registration is $5. Preregistration, which is en-

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couraged, can be made in advance at any of the host- ing county extension offices: Oldham, Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble. Participants also can register at the door the day of the event. Questions may be directed to the Oldham County Ex- tension office, 502-222-9453 or UK Forestry Exten- sion at 859-257-7597. Co-sponsors of the seminar include Kentucky Divi-

sion of Forestry, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Kentucky Chapter of the Associ- ation of Consulting Foresters, Kentucky Woodland Owners Association and American Tree Farm Sys- tem.



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