Three added to HES Hall of Fame

Three women with long, distinguished careers in education are the newest members of the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame. The school is part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and each year it honors those who have positively impacted their...

Horohov named chair of UK veterinary science, director of Gluck Equine Research Center

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has named David Horohov chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Gluck Equine Research Center. His appointment will begin Sept. 23. “We are extremely happy that David has joined the administrative team on a...

UKAg diversity director recognized as a Game Changer

By Aimee Nielson LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 17, 2015) – University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment assistant dean and director of the Office of Diversity, Quentin Tyler, was recently named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine. The human resources publication annually gives the Game...

UKAg research hopes to create more environmentally friendly lawns

By Katie Pratt Lexington, Ky., (Aug. 4, 2015) –Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are looking for ways for home lawns to give Mother Nature a helping hand. Gregg Munshaw, UK turf extension specialist, and Dan Potter, UK entomology professor, are studying...

UKAg students to speak at Friday’s Harambee graduation ceremony

Lexington, Ky. Two students from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will be the featured student speakers at Friday’s university-wide Harambee graduation ceremony. Seniors Alaysia Radford and Xavia Gantz were both selected by the ceremony’s committee to present their...

New UK certification program targets wine, brewing, distilling industries

BY LAURA SKILLMAN For several years, University of Kentucky students have been able to take classes related to thewine, beer and distilled spirits industries. Now, those courses will come together into a cohesive undergraduate certification program that will prepare students for careers in this growing...

UKAg student helps homeless with haircuts, apparel

Brandon Merriweather has a heart for helping others who are less fortunate. That’s why he reached out to the homeless with a clothing drive and the opportunity to get a fresh haircut and style this past weekend, at the New Life Day Center in Lexington. “What inspired me was my passion for community...

Collective minds address supply side of local food

LEXINGTON, Ky., – What will it take to grow a thriving local food system? What role can institutions play in supporting local food production, and where will the supply come from? More than 40 farmers, processors, distributors, lenders and market leaders recently convened on the University of...