Department News

  • Ole Wendroth
    July 25, 2017

    The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2017-18 year.

    The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK. The award amount is $10,000 for one year, to be used to further the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of the awardee.  

  • Travis Legleiter
    July 20, 2017

    Travis Legleiter is a new Assistant Extension Professor of Weed Science in the Plant and Soil Sciences department at the University of Kentucky. His research and Extension program are based out of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. Travis’ program at the University of Kentucky focuses on the management of weeds in corn, soybean, and wheat in Kentucky. Travis obtained his PhD from Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Bill Johnson.

  • Sydney Beidleman, center, UK forage intern, helps Millcreek Elementary students
    June 30, 2017
    Lexington, Ky.

    Kentucky has a reputation for producing quality forages to feed its well-known livestock and equine industries, but Lexington’s skyline can keep many residents from seeing the grasses that blanket the area’s iconic rolling landscape. A field trip to the University of Kentucky’s Spindletop and Maine Chance research farms gave Millcreek Elementary School students the opportunity to get out of the city and learn about the pastures for which Kentucky is so famous.