• Horse Pasture Evaluation

    An equestrian for the past 15 years, University of Kentucky junior Anna Intartaglio loves everything about horses. It’s no surprise she jumped at the chance to spend her summer conducting research that’s meaningful to the industry. As an intern in the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, she has gained a deeper understanding of the industry she loves so much.

    August 25, 2017
  • Industrial Hemp

    The University of Kentucky industrial hemp agronomic science group will present their annual field day Sept. 9 in conjunction with the 2017 Hemp Industries Association’s Hemp Conference, which is Sept. 8-11 at the Lexington Convention Center.

    August 10, 2017
  • Agriculture Employment Opportunities
    A recent study by Purdue University and the USDA projects at least 5% job growth between 2015 and 2020 for graduates with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in the fields of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment. An average of 57,900 new jobs are expected annually.....
    August 8, 2017
  • Farmers use cover crops to control soil erosion, but they may have additional benefits to the soil and subsequent crops. A group of university researchers, including two scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, are seeking to find and quantify these additional benefits.

    July 28, 2017
  • In continuing its long-standing support of the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Research and Education Center at Princeton, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s (KFBF) Board of Directors voted, during its last meeting, to donate a total of $1 million to initiatives at the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

    July 27, 2017
  • Ole Wendroth

    The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2017-18 year.

    July 25, 2017
  • Travis Legleiter

    Travis Legleiter is a new Assistant Extension Professor of Weed Science in the Plant and Soil Sciences department at the University of Kentucky. His research and Extension program are based out of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. Travis’ program at the University of Kentucky focuses on the management of weeds in corn, soybean, and wheat in Kentucky. Travis obtained his PhD from Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Bill Johnson.

    July 20, 2017
  • Sydney Beidleman, center, UK forage intern, helps Millcreek Elementary students
    Lexington, Ky.

    Kentucky has a reputation for producing quality forages to feed its well-known livestock and equine industries, but Lexington’s skyline can keep many residents from seeing the grasses that blanket the area’s iconic rolling landscape. A field trip to the University of Kentucky’s Spindletop and Maine Chance research farms gave Millcreek Elementary School students the opportunity to get out of the city and learn about the pastures for which Kentucky is so famous.

    June 30, 2017
  • Medicago truncatula plants respond differently to soil bacteria depending on the type and quantity of peptides they produce.

    A group of University of Kentuckyscientists have discovered a more efficient way for legumes to fix nitrogen.

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    June 16, 2017
  • The first hemp conference in the United States to bring together industry professionals, scientists and policymakers will be Sept. 8-11 at the Lexington Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel.

    The 2017 Hemp Industries Association’s 24th Annual Hemp Conference is a partnership between the association, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the American Society of Agronomy and the Crop Science Society of America.

    May 12, 2017