2013 Great Teacher Award Recipients
By Todd Pfeiffer. LEXINGTON, Ky., (12102012) Dr. John Grove, along with six other faculty from across UK, has been recognized with the 2013 Great Teacher Award by the UK Alumni Association. The recipients will be honored at the UK Alumni Association Great Teacher Award Recognition Dinner on Feb. 5, 2013. They will then be honored on center court of Rupp Arena during the South Carolina vs. Kentucky men’s basketball game later that evening. Read the complete news item here.
No-Till Pioneer Phillips Honored by Brazilian Delegation
LEXINGTON, Ky., (04232013) The late University of Kentucky agronomist Shirley Phillips is known worldwide as one of the fathers of no-till agriculture. To honor him for his impact on Brazilian agriculture, a delegation from the Brazilian Federation of No-Tillage presented the UK College of Agriculture with a bronze bust of Phillips.....” Read more.
2013 Distinguished Alumni
LEXINGTON, Ky. (05102013) - Each year the department sets aside time in the spring semester to celebrate our graduate programs. Part of that celebration is the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award for a graduate from our programs. This spring we honored Dr. Michael DeFelice who received his Ph.D. Degree in Weed Science from the University of Kentucky in 1985...... . Read the complete news item here.
Favorable outlook for a career in Plant and Soil Sciences
LEXINGTON, Ky., (030812) According to the Department of Labor (“Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 Edition”“) Job growth among agricultural and food scientists should be faster than average for all occupations. Opportunities are expected to be good over the next decade… in agronomy.” “Job growth will stem primarily from efforts to increase the quantity and quality of food....” Read more.
Rain Garden Workshops and Storm Water Runoff
LEXINGTON, Ky., (03012013) Water Quality Professor Brad Lee and Extension specialist Ashley Osborne are part of a statewide program to educate about how and why rain gardens reduce erosion and improve water qualtiy. Workshops are open to the public and will be presented across the state....
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Department faculty members participate in the Interdisciplinary Plant and Soil Sciences graduate program along with four undergraduate programs: Agricultural Biotechnology; Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences; Natural Resources and Environmental Science; Sustainable Agriculture. In addition, there are numerous extension and research programs in the department.