• Chad Lee
    A familiar face to many Kentucky grain producers recently was named director of the University of Kentucky Grains Center of Excellence. Chad Lee, UK grain crops extension specialist, began his new role Aug. 1. “We are pleased to have Chad Lee serve as director of the Grains Center of Excellence at this critical time during the development of the center,” said Rick Bennett, associate dean for research in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station.
    August 30, 2016
  • Grains Center
    Thanks to funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, the University of Kentucky Grains Center of Excellence will help advance Kentucky agriculture for decades.
    August 1, 2016
  • Lloyd Murdock
    Over the past four decades, Lloyd Murdock, University of Kentucky extension soils specialist, has helped farmers across the state and region improve their operations. His efforts have not gone unnoticed. Murdock recently received the Service to American/World Agriculture award from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents during their annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.
    July 26, 2016
  • Tim Phillips
    University of Kentucky plant breeder Tim Phillips has developed a new tall fescue variety that is nontoxic to grazing animals. The variety, Lacefield MaxQ II, is the result of selections Phillips, a member of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, made from endophyte-free Kentucky 31 and related lines.
    July 26, 2016
  • Art Hunt

    Lexington, Ky.    The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.

    May 17, 2016
  • Former UK graduate student Marie Bourguignon measures the amount of photosynthesis occuring on tall fescue.

    Lexington, Ky.   The way tall fescue and its fungal endophyte react to future climate change will depend on the genetics of each organism, according to researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    May 17, 2016
  • A University of Kentucky agronomist is the new director of UK’s Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability. David Williams assumed the leadership position April 1. Located in Breathitt County, the center uses a sustainable approach to enhance the goods, resources, services and economics of Eastern Kentucky and its people. Center personnel engage in extension, instruction, research and development programs to help fulfill the center’s mission and help the region reach its full potential.
    April 11, 2016
  • Princeton, Ky.

    Soil scientists in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are getting promising results from several treatments that appear to be breaking down the fragipan, a cement-like layer common in many soils in Western and Central Kentucky.

    January 29, 2016
  • UK's climate change research plots
    Soil microbes transform nutrients in the soil into a usable form for plants. A University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researcher studied the effects climate change could have on these essential organisms. During the one-year study, Lindsey Slaughter, a UK graduate student, studied an area of typical Central Kentucky cool-season pasture and took soil samples to see how the microbes would react to year-round temperatures that were warmer by 3 degrees Celsius and to a 30 percent increase in precipitation during the growing season. These figures are what scientists predict might occur in Kentucky as a result of climate change.
    January 22, 2016
  • John Grove new director of WKREC
    A soil scientist in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is the new director of UK’s Research and Education Center in Princeton. John Grove assumed the leadership position Dec. 1.
    December 8, 2015