Brad D. Lee

Brad D. Lee

Brad D. Lee

Extension Professor

N-122V Ag. Science Building North 1100 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40546-0091

Last Revised: Mar 19th, 2024

Professional Biography


Provide statewide leadership in soil and water quality in both urban and agricultural environments. Extension activities include working closely with county agents, agricultural producers, municipalities, state and federal agencies across the state to deliver soil and water extension programs. Applied research activities include supporting the USDA NRCS National Cooperative Soil Survey research and soil mapping program; addressing soil quality, water quality and water quantity issues impacting municipalities and irrigated and dryland agricultural production systems; evaluating nutrient management BMP's in both agricultural and urban environments.

Areas of Interest: Soil and water quality, nutrient management, stormwater


1999-2000, Consultant to the CALFED Bay Delta Authority

2001-2005, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Purdue University

2006-2008, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Purdue University

2009-present, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky


Honors and Awards

2011 Southern Region Project of Excellence. Southern Region Down-Well Camera Team. USDA National Water Program

2014 Excellence in Extension Education Materials Award (Bulletin), American Society of Agronomy

2016 Excellence in Extension Education Materials Award (Poster), American Society of Agronomy


Recent Publications

Lee, B.D., T.N. Williamson, A.S. Crain. 2017. Water quality and natural resources in the Green River Basin. In: Lee, B.D., A. Jones, D. Carey, S. McSpirit eds. Water in Kentucky: Natural History,
Communities and Conservation. University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, KY.

Lee. B.D. and J. Kabrick. 2016. East and Central Farming and Forest Region and Atlantic Basin Diversified Farming Region: Land Resource Regions N and S. In: West, L.T., M.J. Singer, A. Hartemink,
eds. Soils of the USA, Springer, NY.

Lee, B.D. and R.C. Graham. 2016. Turbations. In: R.Lal, ed. Encyclopedia of Soil Science. CRC Press.



Certified Professional Soil Scientist, CPSS #30191

Indiana Registered Professional Soil Scientist, IRSS #17


Ph.D., Soil and Water Sciences, University of California, Riverside
M.S., Soil Science, Oklahoma State University
B.S., Agronomy (minor Geology), Oklahoma State University

Contact Information

Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
Department Chair

105 Plant Sciences Building Lexington, KY 40546-0312

(859) 257-5020