• A University of Kentucky researcher is part of an international team of scientists that have discovered how plants forget.
    May 29, 2020
  • Mark Coyne
    Dr. Mark Coyne, Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for our Integrated Plant & Soil Science (IPSS) degree program, has been acknowledged for his leadership role in creating IPSS and his long-term leadership of the program as DGS, by the Graduate School. He is one of this year’s recipients of the William B. Sturgill Award. This award is presented annually to a graduate faculty member for outstanding contributions to graduate education at UK.
    April 28, 2020
  • LEXINGTON, Ky., — The University of Kentucky’s Environmental and Natural Resource Issues task force needed an innovative design that would encourage Fayette County pet owners to clean up after their pets. Megan Andrews, a student from the College of Fine Arts came through. Her logo, which urges folks to “bag the doo and protect our waterways,” won the $500 first prize in the student competition.
    April 22, 2020
  • Bill and Mary Witt have been named the 2020 recipients of the William E. Lyons Award. co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration and the Department of Political Science.
    April 20, 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.”
    March 17, 2020
  • Bob Perry and Sarah Halcomb grinding Edison wheat
    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.
    March 5, 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.
    February 28, 2020
  • Rebecca McGrail
    Congratulations to Rebecca McGrail for receiving the Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science. This award recognizes top-notch graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in crop science disciplines. Departments select students based on academic achievements, research and teaching contributions, leadership accomplishments, service activities and personal qualifications.
    February 28, 2020
  • cover crops
    University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment researchers Erin Haramoto and Hanna Poffenbarger are part of an international group of scientists working to enhance the effectiveness of cover crop-based conservation tillage systems to create more sustainable agriculture production.
    February 12, 2020
  • Tom Keene was presented with the Distinguished Grassland Award at the 2020 meeting of the American Forage and Grassland Council in Greenville, SC for his service to AFGC and to the advancement of forages in America - especially in the area of hay quality and marketing. Tom was nominated by Dr. Ray Smith, his former supervisor in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department.
    February 12, 2020