Department News

  • March 17, 2020
    Dr. Daniela Sarti-Dvorjak is the 2020 recipient of the IPSS Alumnus Early Career Award. This award was presented to her following her seminar on March 13, 2020 entitled “The Power of Persistence: Insights in the plant breeding industry.”
  • Bob Perry and Sarah Halcomb grinding Edison wheat
    March 5, 2020
    A longtime relationship between a University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researcher and a Kentucky wheat producing family has led to UK students having a unique learning experience with small grains on campus. The Halcomb family, of Schochoh in Logan County, have worked with David Van Sanford, UK wheat breeder, on numerous research projects over the course of three decades, including hosting UK’s wheat variety trials on their Walnut Grove Farms. Both are interested in establishing regional, small-grain value chains to connect Kentucky wheat producers with local millers, restaurateurs and bakers who are interested in incorporating local grains into their products and their menus. As a result, the Halcombs have been growing a small amount of the Edison wheat variety, a hard, white, spring wheat known for its flavor.
  • February 28, 2020
    Chris Teutsch, University of Kentucky forage extension specialist, recently received the 2020 Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council’s Garry Lacefield Public Service Award. Since joining the faculty at the UK Research and Education Center in 2017, Teutsch has developed a research and extension program focused on restoring pasture productivity and extending the grazing season.

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