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Saturday, October 5 • 9:30am - 10:20am
Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Economy, Business Sustainability, Preserving the Region's Bluegrass, and the Importance of a Two Minute Race

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Don your derby hats and Join Ronnie Dreistadt, a local expert on the Kentucky Derby and sustainability issues that threaten bluegrass—a vital part of Kentucky’s economy. Attendees at this fascinating presentation will learn about:
  • Why Kentucky is the “Horse capitol of the World”
  • Why Thoroughbred farms are so important to the culture and economy of this region?
  • Three historic, Kentucky Thoroughbred farms and how they fared in a changing community
  • Why the World Monument Fund named Kentucky’s Inner Bluegrass Region as one of 100 most endangered sites in 2006. Communities within the region responded in different, and far reaching ways
  • How businesses can practice sustainability
  • What role the government does or doesn’t play in protecting certain industries that are vital to a community’s culture?

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Ronnie Dreistadt

Manager of Education Services, Kentucky Derby Museum
Ronnie Dreistadt is currently the Manager of Education Services at the Kentucky Derby Museum; directing the museum’s educational efforts both in-house and throughout the Commonwealth through the outreach program.  After giving tours for one summer in 1995, he turned a summer job... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am EDT
Oak Room