Ashley White, Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences at the UK Extension Office, was in studio Wednesday morning for the weekly Extension Program.

Ashley started off by talking about the Extension Office Open House that will be July 14th at the UK Extension Office located on Highway 62 West in Princeton. The open house will be from 10am to 1pm and will include a lunch and opportunity to bid on homemade desserts. Those who attend will also be able to view entries and winners from the Extension Office’s Fair Days.

She then spoke shortly about the “Hometown Harvest” farm to table dinner on July 21st at the Adsmore lawn in downtown Princeton. Adsmore will be offering tours for a discounted price of $5 for those who have bought tickets for the dinner and tours will be between 4:30 and 5:15pm. Tickets for the dinner are $15 per person and must be purchased by Friday, July 14th, from the UK Extension Office. All ticket proceeds, both from the dinner and Adsmore tours, will be given to the Caldwell County Farmer’s Market plan to build a permanent pavilion.

Ashley then spoke about the next Preschool Playdates event on July 18th, from 9:30 to 11am. The event is for children 5 and under and will be dinosaur themed. All children must be accompanied by an adult and must be registered by July 17th so that Ashley knows how many snacks to prepare. If your child has any food allergies let Ashley know when you call to register and she will prepare snacks accordingly.

Also on July 18th, from 2 to 3:30pm, is the Extension Office’s Food Preservation: Canning Basics class. During the class, attendees will learn about research based recipes, pressure canning, boiling water bath canning, why safety is important, and how to find research based recipes. The class is free but you must register by July 17th.

Ashley then took the last few minutes to talk about the Walk Your Town 6 Week Walking Challenge that extends the goal to increase physical activity while also learning more about the town. The Extension Office has brochures that include a tracking sheet to keep miles calculated and a conversion sheet if you don’t have a fitness tracker. If you’re interested in the challenge you can get the registration form from the Extension Office’s Facebook page, here, or by going by the Extension Office. Make sure to return the form by July 22nd, when the challenge begins. Prizes for the top five people who walk the most miles throughout the challenge will be given after the challenge ends on September 2nd. You do have to call the Extension Office every Monday to document how many miles you walked the previous week in order to be qualified for the prizes. The list of walking tracks in the brochure includes the high school track, the school campus, the cemetery, First Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center, and more. Ashley wanted to insure listeners that you can walk anywhere, not just on the list provided in the brochure, and you can walk on a treadmill as well.

You can catch the full interview with Ashley White below.