Chae Lee

Chad Lee

Extension Professor
Director, Grains Center of Excellence
Phone (859) 257-3203
Fax (859) 257-7874
Grain Crops Web Site

423 Plant Science Building
1405 Veterans Drive Lexington KY 40546-0312

Professional Profile

Research 20% - Lead an applied research program to support Extension activities. Oversight of the Kentucky corn hybrid performance tests. 

Extension 80% - Provide statewide leadership for the development and delivery of information for the production and management of Kentucky’s grain crops which include corn, soybean, and small grains. Interact with county extension agents, producers, commodity groups, agricultural industry personnel, and the general public on issues related to crop production and management.


  • B.S., Agriculture, Berea College, 1996
  • M.S., Agronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998
  • Ph.D., Crop & Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, 2002