• 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
  • Ole Wendroth
    University of Kentucky’s Ole Wendroth recently became president of the Soil Science Society of America. The society is an international scientific organization with more than 6,000 members and 1,000 certified professionals focused on advancing soil science. It provides research-based information about the roles soils play in crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management, climate change, soil health and wise land use.
    January 21, 2020
  • A new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Traineeship (NRT) program is available at UK, aimed at fully integrating research and professional skill development within an inclusive, multidisciplinary and supportive academy. Scholarships will be available to selected students. For further information, visit the NRT website: https://nrt.uky.edu
    December 19, 2019
  • Dave McNear was recently named a 2020 UK Great Teacher. This student-nominated award is bestowed by the UK Alumni Association and is the oldest, continuously presented award recognizing teaching at UK. Six awards are given per year. Rebecca McGrail nominated Dave for the award. The committee (and Dave’s wife and twins) surprised him in class on December 12 with the news, and Associate Dean Agouridis’s office coordinated cake and a celebration afterwards. It is a pleasure to see Dave publicly recognized for his years of effort dedicated to instruction here at UK.

    December 13, 2019
  • Stuart Lichtenberg, pictured in his lab at the Agriculture Science Center North, will graduate Dec. 20 with a Ph.D. in integrated plant and soil science.
    If you had told Stuart Lichtenberg in 2002 that he would eventually graduate from the University of Kentucky with both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D., he probably wouldn’t have believed you. Lichtenberg, an IPSS student in Jason Unrine's program, will graduate December 20.
    December 12, 2019
  • Corn growing in UK's Continuous No-Till Research Plots
    Kentucky has long been known as an international leader in research and farmer adoption of no-till soil management. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment recently celebrated another milestone in this legacy with the 50th anniversary of ongoing research on the Blevins plots.
    December 12, 2019
  • Sam Leuthold
    Sam Leuthold, an IPSS Masters Degree student, won first place in the graduate student oral competition of the ASA Nutrient Management Professionals Community.
    November 21, 2019
  • IPSS Ph.D. student, Katherine Rod, placed 3rd in an oral presentation competition for Applied Soybean Research at the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America meeting in San Antonio, Texas!
    November 18, 2019
  • Sam Leuthold, IPSS graduate student, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the North Central Soil Fertility Conference which was held on November 5-6, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, visit https://northcentralfertility.com/

    November 7, 2019
  • Sara Qian
    The Graduate School is excited to announce that Sara Qian (PhD candidate with Drs. Munshaw & Shaddox) has advanced to the finals of UK GradResearch Live!, a research communication initiative that highlights graduate students’ research and their skills in communicating scholarly research to a general audience.
    October 25, 2019