The Third Thursday Thing Program

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Third Thursday Thing is Kentucky State University Land Grant Program’s monthly sustainable agriculture workshop. Third Thursday Thing started as a training program for extension agents in 1997, and quickly expanded to include members of the community. Today Third Thursday Thing covers a wide variety of topics throughout the year. The goal is to improve the sustainability of agriculture on Kentucky’s small, limited-resource, female, and minority farms. Workshops are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except December).

Please check this page, Facebook, or send an email to to receive links to the workshops and the most up to date information about Third Thursdays.

Kentucky State University Small Farms program is committed to the health and well-being of all our stakeholders. We are closely monitoring and responding to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. We are committed to understanding and complying with all guidelines and regulations provided and established by the Kentucky State University, CDC, WHO and local health agencies.

At this time face coverings are required inside all Kentucky State University Facilities. Third Thursday workshops can be view in-person at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm or streamed live at


June 2022 Third Thursday Thing Flyer


To view recordings of 2022 Third Thursday Thing Programs visit:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, political belief, or veteran status.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible county or state contact that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, which can be obtained online at , from any USDA office by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA.  The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,

          1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  1. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  2. email: