When Wayne McAtee '66, '67 left for the University
of Kentucky in the early 1960s, his intention was to get his degree
and return to Trigg County to farm. That journey home took about
10 years. McAtee earned bachelor's and master's degrees in animal
sciences at UK and met and married his wife Joyce while both were
working for professor (and future dean) Oran Little. Joyce Wood
McAtee also has two UK degrees: both a bachelor's degree (1961)
and a master's degree (1966) in home economics. From Lexington,
the McAtees headed to Iowa State University, where he earned a
doctorate in animal nutrition and she earned a doctorate in human
nutrition. In 1973, after a stint in the Army, the couple returned
to Trigg County to begin farming.
The McAtees farm 600 acres, with 460 used for grain. They also
have a complete (farrow-to-finish) swine operation of 140 sows.
The McAtees have three children, Michelle, John, and Andrea. Two
are UK graduatesJohn McAtee '95, who majored in math, and
Andrea McAtee '98, a political science major. The McAtees
other daughter, Michelle, graduated in 1991 from North Carolina
State University with a degree in psychology.
All of the McAtee children either have their doctorates or are
working on them. Michelle received her doctorate in clinical psychology
from State University of New York in 2002, John is pursuing a
doctorate in math at Indiana University, and Andrea is at the
University of North Carolina working on a doctorate in political
Wayne McAtee says the UK College of Agriculture has been his constant
companion as he has traveled his career path.
I told somebody not long ago that the UK Ag College is a
daily part of my farm operation, McAtee said. Anytime
I need information, I access it through the Internet.
I think the single most important thing the University provides
is information that is reliable, unbiased, and continually moving
forward, he said.
McAtee has participated with UK specialists in numerous research
projectsmost recently, a variable rate nitrogen application
study with Lloyd Murdock, Extension soils specialist, and Paula
Howe, Agriculture/Extension soils specialist.
The project used six years of yield maps generated from the McAtee
farm in an effort to predict nitrogen requirements so nitrogen
application could be adjusted by area.
It came out 180 degrees opposite of what I was expecting,
McAtee said. It just made sense to me beforehand that the
areas that were producing 200 bushels per acre needed a lot more
nitrogen than the areas that were making 80. But three years'
data from the study doesn't show that. The study has totally revamped
my thinking on nitrogen fertilizer. McAtee has also embraced
other new technology.
There have been tremendous improvements in our cropping
operation just because of technology, the biggest one being in
herbicides that allowed us to no-till, he said.
Our soils need to be no-tilled, but in the 1970s we had
johnsongrass problems that were difficult to control and impossible
with no-till, McAtee said. As herbicides came along,
that changed and we adapted. We followed closely the leadership
of UK in the things that Lloyd Murdock and others were doing in
terms of using no-till.
Six years ago, McAtee began using precision ag technology, starting
first with a yield monitor and adding more technology as it has
Precision agriculture allows farmers to fine tune their
operations. We can quantify things that we suspected but didn't
know for sure, he said.
McAtee, for example, has decided to take one piece of land out
of production because its consistently poor performance was recorded
through Global Positioning System (GPS) yield mapping.
I think precision agriculture is paying off, he said.
I can't say, 'here's what I've changed because of it.
What I'm doing is tweaking things because of precision ag, and
I think I'm doing a better job at the things I've been doing all
McAtee uses the technology in all aspects of the farming operation.
GPS technology really lends itself to the mapping of where
I put manure, how much I put there, what nutrients are applied
there, and what I need to put in to complement the manure and
nutrients to make a crop, he said.
It has environmental implications so you can track what
you are doing and where you are doing it so you don't overdo things,
Since he began farming 30 years ago, McAtee said his yield trend
lines have increased substantially.
"It's been done by this piece of technology bringing it up
this much, the next piece adding a little more, and the next piece
adding a little more. The GPS/precision technology is the current
piece we are bringing in."
Whites Carry On Tradition
of Kentucky Family Farm
Like the rest of the country, Western Kentucky was hit hard by
the Great Depression. One of many farmers who lost everything
was John R. White of Union County. But White
didn't give up, and through hard work and perseverance he and
his son Jack brought their farm back to prosperity.
Now some 70 years later, John's grandsons are carrying on the
tradition. With their father Jack, whom they recently lost, and
their mother Mary Nell, they've built a profitable grain and cattle
operation that has strong ties to the UK College of Agriculture.
My husband Jack went to the University of Kentucky for two
years, and all four boys attended UK, Mary Nell White said.
(Bob White attended UK in the early 1970s, Richard in the mid-70s,
Reed graduated in 1983, and Ryan attended in the mid-90s.)
Two grandchildren are UK graduatesJeremy '97, who
majored in ag economics, and Cindy '01, who is now a registered
dietitian. A third grandchild, Dustin, is now at UK studying ag
Bob, Richard, Reed, and Ryan White, like
Jeremy and Dustin White, were all members of Farmhouse Fraternity.
They remember the College as a welcoming place.
Dr. (Frank) Buck, Dr. (Charles) Barnhart, Dr. (John) Robertson,
and Dr. (Loys) Mather were all good farm boys like we were and
could remember what it was to grow up on a farm, Reed White
Mary Nell White also has ties to the College through her many
years of leadership in local 4-H activities, and she encouraged
her sons to participate in 4-H and FFA when they were young.
It was important that they learn how to get up in front
of people and speak and not be nervous, and all four of them can
do it, she said.
With strong support from their wives and children, the White brothers
grow about 5,500 acres of corn and soybeans, feed about 650 head
of cattle, and bale about 600 acres of hay. They run two combines,
one of them equipped with GPS yield mapping and moisture monitors.
Using mostly conventional tillage methods, the Whites test soil
regularly and weigh the harvest from every field.
We use scales to know exactly how many bushels we're getting
from year to year, and fertilize accordingly, Richard said.
For an operation the size of White Farms, keeping the cost of
inputs low and tracking the flow of every dollar can mean a big
difference in profit at year's end. To help them manage efficiently,
the family relies on expert advice from the College.
In the old days our record keeping was a shoebox full of
bills, but now we depend heavily on Craig Gibson with UK's farm
analysis program, Bob said about the farm business management
program offered through Ag Economics. Sometimes you can't
see the trees for the forest, but Craig helps you see the trees.
The White farm also benefits from information and advice from
researchers and Extension specialists at the Research and Education
Center in Princeton. UK biosystems/agricultural engineers helped
the Whites design their grain handling facilities, and livestock
and agronomy specialists have advised them on a variety of farm
enterprises. One of the newer innovations they're trying now is
The cattle are eating it pretty good, and I imagine we'll
produce more of it next year, Ryan White said.
The Whites of Union County are not just ag innovators, but also
farm leaders. With involvement over the years in almost every
aspect of community agricultural leadership, including the Extension
Council, Ag Development Council, Beef Cattle Association, Ag Advancement
Council, 4-H, and FFA, the Whites exemplify the core values and
traditions that make Kentucky's farm families a cut above the
The ag spirit and many contributions of the Clifts, the McAtees,
the Whites, and other alums like them are an essential part of
the College of Agriculture's success, both now and in the future.
"I think the single most important thing the University
provides is information that is reliable, unbiased, and continually
Wayne McAtee '66, '67 of Trigg County
Farmers Will Benefit from
Plant Science Research in New Building
by Martha Jackson
he new plant science building is a $21 million facility with
21st century technology. It signals the College's commitment to
plant research for farmers like the Clifts, McAtees, and Whites
and the rest of the agricultural industry.
College personnel occupied the 96,000-square-foot building this
spring. It houses faculty from Agronomy, Plant Pathology, and
Horticulture and has 33 labs, 29 lab support rooms, three conference
rooms, and 15 rooms with controlled environments for plant science
It also holds the Cameron Williams Lecture Hall, which seats 93
people. The lecture hall, located off the foyer on the first floor,
is named for a 1949 alumnus who has spent his career with Rickard
Seeds and is a generous benefactor to the College.
The building's first floor will be primarily for research in forages,
genomics (study of the structure and function of genes), and plant
growth; the second floor for research in plant disease; the third,
for molecular biology and genetics; and the top floor for seed
biology, plant biochemistry, and weed biology.
Agriculture in Kentucky and elsewhere will benefit from the wide
range of research that will take place in the new building. It
will include the discovery of new varieties that have higher yields
and are more disease-resistant, horticultural research to improve
seed quality, and the bioengineering of plants for a variety of
uses, which is a growing segment of Kentucky's economy.
The new plant science building has been an idea for two decades,
but the money to build it became available only about five years
ago, when 43 acres of the College's South Farm were sold. That
land was considered by researchers to be of little use agriculturally
and also impractical because Man O War Boulevard separated it
from the rest of the farm. The 43 acres sold for $18.3 million,
and with $3 million made available from other University funds,
the plant science building got the green light.
The new building will open up much-needed space in Ag North so
- Entomology labs can be consolidated there, brought in from
other locations across campus.
- Four researchers with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service
will be able to work in Ag North as part of a joint UK-USDA
forage-animal research project announced last summer.
- Ag North teaching areas can be expanded.
An addition to the plant science building is planned to house
other plant and soil science programs. It will have labs, a greenhouse
complex, and office space. That expansion will be included in
a future capital project request to the legislature. (The current
building was built without state appropriation.)
This building will foster groundbreaking research, including that
supported by two recently endowed faculty positions.
A $1 million endowed faculty chair has been established with $500,000
from the estate of the late Harry E. Wheeler, a plant pathologist
at UK from 1967 to 1984, and a match from the states Research
Challenge Trust Fund. Chris Schardl, professor of plant pathology,
who is working on eliminating the toxic qualities of the endophyte
that infects tall fescue, will hold the Harry E. Wheeler Chair
in Plant Mycology.
Harold R. Burton, whose research has been in reducing harmful
compounds in the cured tobacco leaf, holds the Harold R. Burton
Endowed Professorship in Plant Biochemistry that was established
with a $620,000 gift of stock from Star Scientific Inc. and Jonnie
Williams. The states Research Challenge Trust Fund matched
Linus Walton, associate dean for administration; Michael
Barrett, chair of Agronomy; and David Smith, chair of Plant Pathology,
provided information for this story.
New Alumni President
Says Alums Can Help Recruit, Become Donors
by Martha Jackson
s president of the Ag Alumni Association for 2003-2004, Dennis Parrett
'81 is intent on promoting what he has believed in as a board member
for more than 10 years.
A big part of Parrett's agenda remains finding ways to support student
In 2001, for instance, through the leadership of Parrett and others,
the board created a new budget category that provides dollars for
student recruitment directly to area chapters. The money can be
used, for example, to pay for a van to bring a group of students
to campus for a tour or a student recruitment event.
Parrett was also part of the board's decision a couple of years
ago to earmark more money for recruitment for the College's Office
of Student Relations and state 4-H and FFA associations.
He believes that picking up the phone is also a good way to entice
students to UK and the College. "If I know a good prospect,
it's a big help to the College of Ag student relations office if
I just call and provide a name and address," Parrett said.
He thinks that if you're an ag alumnus, you have a perfect opportunity
to organize a student dinner in your area.
Parrett helped organize such a dinner in the Lincoln Trail Area
a few years ago. It was coupled with a local Preview Night for prospective
He thinks the dinner was a success. "We invited the students
and their parents, and we answered a lot of questions. It helped
their comfort level, and we really had a high percentage of those
attending enroll at UK," he said.
Parrett also wants to see networking take place among alums. "I'd
like to see seminars such as the one held in conjunction with the
Winter Event continue," he said.
Parrett also believes alumni should be donors in the College's capital
campaigns because more and more, the College's progress will depend
on such gifts.
"It's harder and harder to secure legislative
dollars. We have to rely more on private funding," Parrett
As Extension moves toward larger districts to replace its current
area structure, Parrett thinks the alumni association has "a
decision to make" about whether it should continue to function
with the existing area chapters or move to something that reflects
the new districts. "As with any change, we need to talk about
it," he said.
Parrett, like many active alums, is a cheerleader for farming and
the College of Ag. Thats pretty good for a guy who lived in
a foreign country before he lived on a farm.
His dad, a Hardin County native, was career Air Force. Parrett was
born in California and lived in his early years "from Turkey
to Texas," including Alabama, Oklahoma, and North Carolina.
When Parrett was about to enter high school, his dad retired from
the military, and the family went back to Hardin County and bought
a farm. They raised hogs, cattle, tobacco, and corn.
fell in love with farming," Parrett said. "FFA had a lot
to do with that."
A high school guidance counselor persuaded him to go to college
instead of joining the military, and Parrett went to Elizabethtown
Community College his first year. He transferred to UK and the College
of Ag his sophomore year.
"I thought I would be a
number, get lost," Parrett said. "I never dreamed college
could be such a family atmosphere."
He got a job working at the Coldstream swine unit, which provided
an inexpensive place to live. The rent was $35 a month. The work
wasn't glamorous, but Parrett has great memories of the time he
"Living out there was so unique. We had
our own little 'fraternity'the students who worked with dairy
cows, beef cattle, sheep, and swine units, and those who worked
with horses," he said.
The Coldstream bunch even had its own intramural sports team.
He was a member of the livestock judging team, which he said "goes
a long way beyond picking the best of four animals." That work
helped him learn to think on his feet and hone his reasoning and
oral presentation skills.
His senior year at UK, Parrett was president of the honorary academic
fraternity Alpha Zeta and of Block and Bridle. With Block and Bridle,
he got involved with the North American International Livestock
Expo, fund raisers, and charity drivesdelving into the civic
involvement he still believes in.
Parrett speaks highly of ag faculty he knew, including Loys Mather
in Ag Economics; Fred Thrift and Don Ely, Block and Bridle advisors;
and Frank Buck, Tim Stahly, William Moody, and Mack Whiteker in
When Parrett took a class that covered the history and function
of Cooperative Extension, he liked what he heard. Then, between
his junior and senior years, he did an internship with Breckinridge
County's ag agent. After Parrett graduated, he was hired as the
Hardin County ag agent specializing in livestock. Two years later,
he became the sole ag agent in Nelson County.
In 1984, he had a chance to go back home to Hardin County when he
and his wife Lisa married. Parrett took a job as regional feed representative
with Southern States Cooperative.
Four years later, he became manager of Cecilia Farm Service, a fertilizer,
seed, and farm supply business,outside Elizabethtown. Four years
ago he and Lisa became co-owners of the business along with an Owensboro
Cecilia Farm Service has been a success. Sales volume has risen
from $700,000 in 1988, when Parrett became manager, to $4.5 million
now. The customer base includes Larue, Nelson, Bullitt, Meade, and
Grayson counties as well as Hardin County. "We've grown every
single year," Parrett said.
Parrett knows that as an independent businessman in the farm supply
business he is part of what he calls a "dying breed,"
but he loves it.
"Yes, you lose efficiencies and
economy of scale, but you gain a lot of intangible things. You control
your own destiny," Parrett said. "You don't have a marketing
plan or a management plan given to you."
He said he also believes that independent farm supply businesses
will re-emerge as a strong entity in agriculture.
The Parretts live on a 100-acre farm and lease another 200 acres,
raising grain, tobacco, and beef cattle. The farm supply business
takes much of his time, but Parrett still feeds the cattle every
day, getting back to what started him on his path to UK, to an agribusiness
career, and continued loyalty to the College.
is my way to relax," he said.
Dennis Parrett at a Glance
President, College of Ag Alumni Association, 2003-2004
- Family: Wife Lisa and daughters Devan, Dayna, and Kristen.
- Education: West Hardin High School, 1977;
UK College of Agriculture, 1981 (major: Ag Economics).
- Alumni Activities: President, College of Ag Alumni Association,
2003-2004; president-elect, 2002; vice-president, 2000-2001;
president, Lincoln Trail alumni chapter, 1994, 1995.
- Civic Activities: Director, Hardin County Farm Bureau.
Member: Kentucky Council on Agriculture, Hardin County Conservation
District Board, Hardin County Planning and Zoning Adjustments
Board, St. James School Board.
- Awards: Hardin County Schools Distinguished Alumni, 2002;
Hardin County Distinguished Service Award for Farm-City Relations,
Kentucky Young Farmer Member of the Year Award, 2000;
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, UK College of Agriculture,
Steve Richardson Named
Outstanding Young Alumni
teve Richardson has been named this year's state winner of the Outstanding
Young Alumni Award. This award goes annually to an alum who is 40
or under who has supported both the College and his or her local
The state winner is chosen from outstanding young alumni named by
ag alumni chapters across the state. Richardson was recognized at
the UK Agriculture Alumni Association Winter Event held in December
at the Hyatt Regency, Lexington.
Richardson attended the University of Kentucky from 1983 to 1985.
He earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Morehead
State University in 1988 and a master's degree from Morehead in
ag education in 1992. He received his Rank 1 in administration (a
level of teaching certification beyond the master's degree) in 1998.
A teacher for the past 13 years, Richardson currently teaches agriculture
at Knott County Central High School and recently started a greenhouse
Richardson is involved in the Kentucky Cattlemen's Leadership Program,
the Mountain Cattlemen's Association, and the East Kentucky Beef
Cattle Council. He has continued his involvement in the College
of Agriculture by becoming the local Extension board president,
serving on the local Ag Development Council, and participating in
regional field days and various other College of Agriculture events.
He has also served as president of the county Extension foundation
and as county Extension board president. He has also been active
in 4-H, serving as shooting sports coach and as a volunteer at camp
and in the horticulture program.
He and his wife Pamela and their two children, Christain and Nadia,
live in Pinetop in Knott County.
Jeff Pendleton 85, immediate past president of the ag alumni
association, presents the award to Steve Richardson.
Outstanding Young Alums for 2002 chosen by ag alumni chapters
across the state include : Brian Celsor '95, Mammoth Cave; Dale
Duckworth '93, Bluegrass; Rhonda Cornett '01, Wilderness Trail;
Steve Richardson (attended '83-'85), Quicksand. Back row: Dexter
Knight '86, Fort Harrod; Steven Bach '99, Licking River; Louis
McIntire, '88, Lincoln Trail; Aaron Edelson '97, Louisville; Anthony
Stevenson '96, Lake Cumberland. Saralyn Porter Hite '90, Pennyrile,
is not pictured.
Helping You Grow & Develop
by Grace Gorrell
ne of the priorities of your UK Agriculture Alumni Association is
to provide programming that can help you develop as alumni on the
professional and personal levels. In the past two years we have
offered several different personal and professional development
opportunities and plan to offer more in the future. Here are a few
highlights of the programs offered in '02 and the opportunities
we plan to offer in 2003:
In the fall of '02 we partnered with Lessons in Leadership to offer
a worldwide downlink, "Values-Based Leadership: Restoring Character
and Confidence in the Workplace." Green, Bullitt, and Fayette
counties linked to the program.
Participants heard William Bennett, former U.S. secretary of education,
as well as other key thinkers on ethics. The response was so positive
that we are offering another satellite seminar program this year.
On Nov. 5 we will partner with LumaCore, producers of the Luminary
Series, which is recognized as a premier producer of leadership
and management training programs. We will be part of the world's
largest leadership eventLiving Leadership: The Power
of Executing Greatness. Scheduled speakers, as of press
- Ken Blanchard, author of the One-Minute Manager books and
the first author to have four books at one time on Business
Week's list of the top 15 best sellers.
- Stephen Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective
People, which was chosen by Chief Executive magazine as one
of the two most influential business books of the 20th century.
- John Maxwell, founder of Maximum Impact, an organization dedicated
to helping people maximize their personal and leadership potential,
and author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
The program will also include an exclusive FORTUNE magazine panel
discussionlast year this segment featured Rudolph Giuliani,
former mayor of New York City, and Jack Welch, former chairman
and CEO of General Electric. If we can increase downlink sites
and in turn increase participation, the cost could go below $100
per person. The seminar will be open to alumni, any of their peers
and coworkers, and to College of Agriculture employees. We will
update information at our Web site about the seminar as plans
progress (link from www.ca.uky.edu). You can also call us or e-mail
us for a brochure on the event. If you are interested in finding
out how to get a downlink in your community or in your company,
contact the Ag Alumni and Development office.
In conjunction with our Winter Event in December, we held our
second annual professional development program. The topic was
Life's Balancing Act: How to be a Top Notch Professional and Also
Have a Life!
Thanks to financial support from the UK Alumni Association and
the College, young alumni received free registration and others
got an information-packed day for only $20 per person. Several
alums brought coworkers with them. The participants said it was
well worth the time commitment. Our topics and speakers were:
The Bully is out and Teamwork Is In! with Doug Bruce, specialist
in business management and the voice of UK basketball at Rupp
Arena; Streamline Your Spaces and Your Life with Sue McMillin,
president of With Time To Spare; How Do We Balance Professional
and Personal Lives? with Jeff Bishop, professional job coach;
Ethical Challenges in our Changing World with Lori Garkovich,
UK College of Agriculture.
Participants ended their day by enjoying the annual winter alumni
dinner and UK basketball game. Plans are to have our third annual
program in conjunction with the Winter Event again in 2003. More
information will come to you in the fall and also will be posted
on the Web site.
Please contact us if you have topics that you would like to see
offered at these seminars or if you want more information on how
you can become involved. We are here for you, so please let us
know what else we can do to help you more.
Grace Gorrell '79, associate director of Ag Alumni and Development,
was honored at Winter Event with the National Alumni Association's
Distinguished Service Award, given to only five alumni each year
at the University of Kentucky. It was presented to her by Marian
Moore Sims ' 72, '76 of the UK Board of Trustees.
- Newton R. Bardwell Jr., '43, Hopkinsville, March 19, 2002
- William M. Britt, retired Robertson County agricultural agent,
Mt. Olivet, Oct. 7, 2002
- Georgia Ellen (Conley) Campbell, '39, Lexington, Aug. 26,
- Albert G. Clay, former chair of the UK Equine Research
Foundation, Lexington, Aug. 20, 2002
- Dr. John B. Clay, '42, Frankfort, Feb. 2, 2002
- Maurice E. Coppock, '34, Campbellsville, July 6, 2002
- Marjul (Wright) Cottrell, '73, Guthrie, Oct. 8, 1999
- Paul B. Cramer Jr., '54, Pinehurst, N.C., Aug. 23, 1999
- Charles S. Dennis, '50, Covington, Dec. 23, 1998
- William Norris Duvall, '30, Elkton, Jan.12, 2003
- Walter E. Ellison, '71, Milian, Ind., Aug. 20, 2001
- Jane (Hays) Featherston, '51, Lexington, Sept. 29, 2002
- John I. Gray Jr., '46, Florence, Aug. 17, 2002
- Wilma Louise (Abrams) Green, '40, Lexington, Nov. 4, 2002
- Dr. Robert Hail, '50, Hopkinsville, Jan. 11, 2000
- Col. Ben C. Hardaway Jr., '65, Orlando, Fla., Jan. 9, 2003
- Dr. James W. Herron, retired agronomy Extension professor,
Valley Park, Mo., Aug. 20, 2002
- Mary Frances (Jackson) Johnson, '50, Venice, Fla., Oct. 25,
- Mildred E. (Cox) Kallman, '41, Locust Valley, N.Y., June 29,
- Capt. Donald Kells, '42, Dry Ridge, Sept. 9, 2002
- Charles M. Martin, '48, Pickerington, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2001
- Sherri McCleanhan, Menifee County family and consumer
sciences agent, Frenchburg, Dec. 30, 2002
- William C. McClure, '42, Knoxville, Tenn., July 1, 2002
- Charles V. McDaniel, '49, Greensburg, April 15, 2002
- Rob Roy Norton, '38, Cynthiana, Jan. 9, 2002
- Eddie C. Pasco, '42, Beaver Dam, April 25, 2002
- Virginia Belle (Featherston) Ray, '29, Dallas, Tex., June
- Ulysses Reneau, '71, Albany, Nov. 23, 2001
- Robert D. Selvidge, '53, Lowell, Ind., May 20, 1999
- Luther E. Smith Jr., Warren County agricultural agent,
Bowling Green, Jan. 10, 2003
- Sarah A. (Whittinghill) Samuelson Trask, '35, Carmel,
Calif., June 1, 2002
- Charles S. White, '31, Paris, July 11, 2002
- Frank E. Wilford, '42 (business and economics), Lexington,
Aug. 14, 2001
- Everette E. Witt, '50, Milan, Ind., Jan. 31, 2002
- Morris A. Wright, '77, Lexington, Sept. 6, 2002
- Dr. Adolph A. Wysocki, '75, Norco, Calif., June 2, 2002
James Wayne Livesay '60 is currently farming in Taylor County.
He retired from the UK Cooperative Extension Service in 1992 in
Adair County. He now restores antique John Deere tractors and
enjoys attending tractor shows and festivals.
John W. Poe '78 of Midway, who was a student of the first graduating
class of the new Kentucky School of Public Health, received his
master's degree in public health-epidemiology in December 2002.
He is in private veterinary practice in Central Kentucky.
David W. Case, '79, has accepted a position as technical sales
representative covering Ohio and Michigan for Gustafson LLC, a
partially owned subsidiary of Bayer. He was previously with Bayer
Crop Science for 12 years. David serves as treasurer of the UK
Alumni Association chapter in Dayton, Ohio. He and his wife of
20 years, Dorothy, live in Enon, Ohio.
Jim McWilson '79, has been appointed vice president of sales
for the Americas for Printronix Inc. Jim, who lives in Oakton,
Va., has worked for more than 18 years in sales and marketing
management for computer hardware and software companies.
Tracy Gillilan '93, and Dale Inskeep were married Aug. 21, 2002.
Tracy is employed with Farm Credit Services in Lafayette, Ind.
Dale works for Newton Oil Company in Lafayette. They live in Clarks
Kentucky Area Alumni Events!
15 UK College of Agriculture alumni events will be held this
summer. Plan now to attend. To find the event closest to you,
just go to the College's Web site, then link to Alumni.
Whos Who for 2003
Area Chapter Presidents
Susan Hayes ' 75, '78
Michael Smith '98
Mike Mullican Jr. '94
Steve Doss '93
Don Johnson '75
Kevin Jolly '91
Aaron Edelson '97
Justin Marsh '95
Danny Bailey '68
David Pelphrey '85
J. Whitney Stith '90
Sara Rogers '90
Charles McIntire '84
David Cornett '81
Dr. Mark S. Smith '86
Ag Student Council
AGR (Alpha Gamma Rho)
Dennis Parrett '81, PresidentLincoln
Doug Thomas '81, Vice PresidentBluegrass
Brian Stedelin '98, SecretaryPurchase
Tony Holloway '91, TreasurerPennyrile
Jeff Pendleton '85, Immediate Past PresidentFort Harrod
Bobby Gaffney '75, National Agriculture Alumni and Development
Association RepresentativeFort Harrod
Grace Gorrell '79, Alumni Coordinator
Incoming Ag Alumni Association
Board members for 2003-2004
include (left to right):
Mark Smith '86,
Wilderness Trail area;
Kevin Jolly '91, Lincoln Trail;
Steve Doss '93, Lake Cumberland;
Whitney Stith '90, Northern Kentucky;
Mike Mullican Jr. '94, Green River.
Not pictured are
Michael Smith, '98; Fort Harrod;
Danny Bailey '68, Northeast North;
David Pelphery '85, Northeast South; and
Charles McIntire '84, Purchase.
Join the Agriculture Alumni Association Membership benefits include
discounts on alumni events, eligibility for various alumni awards,
and eligibility for membership
in the UK Federal Credit Union and the Hilary J. Boone Center
for faculty, staff, and alumni.
Annual dues for 2003
Single membership $10
- Lifetime membership may be paid over three years at $60 a
- A lifetime spouse membership may be paid over three years
at $40 a year.
- Graduates in the past year receive a free membership for one
Make your check payable to:
UK Agriculture Alumni Association
UK Agriculture Alumni Association
P.O. Box 21925
Executive Board members of the Ag Alumni Association
include (top to bottom)
Doug Thomas, '81, vice-president;
Brian Stedelin, '98, secretary;
Bobby Gaffney,'75, representative to the National Agricultural
Alumni and Development Association;
Dennis Parrett, '81, president;
Jeff Pendleton, '85, immediate past president. Not pictured: Tony
Holloway 91, treasurer.
Ag Alum Becomes First UK Female Athlete to Have Jersey
alerie Still '01, a former women's basketball standout,
has become the first female letter winner in any UK sport to have
her jersey retired.
The jersey retirement ceremony was during halftime of the UK women's
basketball game on Jan. 12 (UK beat Alabama, 59 to 55). Still, whose
degree is in animal sciences, is the all-time leading scorer (2,763)
and rebounder (1,525) for both UK men and women.
Still ushered Kentucky's women's program from new varsity status
to title hopeful in the NCAA. She eclipsed Dan Issel (1968-70),
who owns records for most points scored (2,138) and most rebounds
(1,078) in a career. Like Issel, Still was a consensus All-American.
Still led in scoring four straight seasons and had a career average
of 23.2. At one point during the 1981-82 season, she led the nation
in both scoring and rebounding before finishing second in both categories
(25 points per game and 14.3 rebounds per game). She led the team
to its highest national ranking (fourth) in 1983 and helped UK roll
up a home court win streak of 31 games from 1980-82. In 1983, she
led the sixth-ranked Cats to an 80-66 upset over powerhouse Old
Dominion before a record crowd of 10,622 in UK's Memorial Coliseum.
After leaving UK, Still had a successful career in the Italian Professional
League. While in Italy, Still was a television actress and hosted
her own television show, Still Basket.
Upon her return to the United States, Still became a charter member
of the American Basketball League for Women and was a two-time Most
Valuable Player of the league's Championship Series. Still later
played for the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball
Association before retiring from basketball, but she returned last
season as an assistant coach for the WNBA's Orlando Miracle.
Still is also an accomplished print model and a professional-caliber
pianist. She now lives in Powell, Ohio, with her husband Rob Lock
'91, also a former UK basketball player, and their son, Aaron.
She runs The Valerie Still Foundation, a not-for-profit organization
that works to ensure that girls are encouraged and instructed to
develop their talents.
UK Media Relations
Roundup 2003 Sept. 27
Come watch the Wildcats take on the Florida Gators,
but make sure you come early to enjoy all the excitement of the
2003 Roundup activities.
Don't miss the biggest and best alumni event
held on campus each year!
(Roundup will begin 4 hours before kickoff.)
More information will come to you by mail in late July and be
posted on the Web at www.ca.uky.edu
2003 Football Schedule
Aug. 31 Louisville
Sept. 6 Murray State
Sept. 13 at Alabama
Sept. 20 at Indiana
Sept. 27 Florida
Oct. 4 open
Oct. 11 at South Carolina
Oct. 18 Ohio University (Homecoming)
Oct. 25 Mississippi State
Nov. 1 Arkansas
Nov. 8 open
Nov. 15 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 22 at Georgia
Nov. 29 Tennessee
(Check the UK Athletics Web site for more information.)
COLLEGE NEWS - Achievements
Debra Aaron, Animal Sciences, has been named
president of the Southern Section of the American Society of Animal
Science for 2002-2003.
The late Kurt Anschel, agricultural economics,
was posthumously awarded the 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award from
the Southern Agricultural Economics Association. He was recognized
in the August 2002 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Applied
Sharon Franklin, Animal Sciences, is the 2002-2003
president of Midwest Section of the American Dairy Science Association.
She was also elected to the board of directors for the Midwest
Section of American Society of Animal Science/American Dairy Science
Clair Hicks, Animal Sciences, and Peter
Crooks, Pharmacy, received a $15,000 grant from the Kentucky
Science and Engineering Foundation for the development of bioactive
probes derived from bacteriophage.
The Kentucky Center for Cooperative Development, Agricultural
Economics, has been awarded a grant for $269,500 from USDA to
continue its business development work. Heath Hoagland
'98, center coordinator, and Lionel Williamson
and Tim Woods, Agricultural Economics, continue
to provide support for the center.
Craig Infanger, Agricultural Economics, recently
completed a 27-month stay in Armenia as the director/project coordinator
for the Armenia Marketing Assistance Project, USDA. He won several
awards for his efforts.
Tony Pescatore, Animal Sciences, has been named
first vice-president of the national Poultry Science Association
Scott Smith, Nancy Cox, Joseph Chappell, Glenn Collins,
Leigh Maynard, Herb Strobel, Ernest Bailey, and Sue
Nokes in the College of Agriculture and Joseph Fink,
UK Corporate Relations and Economic Outreach, received a $600,000
grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled
"A Partnering for Innovative Commercialization of Technology:
University of Kentucky Natural Products Alliance." (See Grant
Should Spur New Products, also on this page.)
Aslihan Spaulding, Agricultural Economics, who
received her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from UK in May, 2002,
was awarded the 2002 William Applebaum Memorial Scholarship Award
for the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation on food distribution and
marketing. She presented her research and received the award at
the annual meeting of the Food Distribution Research Society in
Miami in October.
Craig H. Wood and Ashley Griffin, Agricultural
Communications Services, have received a $45,000 grant from the
USDA to develop and implement a searchable, expandable knowledge
base about horses for the Web. The project is being developed
cooperatively with equine Extension specialists in 13 Southern
National Ag Ed Association Moves to Campus
The board of directors of the National Association of Agricultural
Educators (NAAE) has selected Lexington as the new location for
its national office. It will be on the University of Kentucky
campus in collaboration with the UK College of Agriculture.
The College edged out several other universities and organizations
to be the board's final choice.
The association is the main professional organization for more
than 7,500 agriculture teachers, statewide ag ed coordinators,
and university ag ed faculty and students. Previously, its headquarters
were in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Scott Smith, dean of the College, said the relocation "will
provide our faculty, in cooperation with NAAE, an opportunity
to assume an even greater leadership role in agricultural education
programs at the national level."
The move will also benefit students.
"It's going to give our students a chance to be associated
with a national organization and meet people and hear about issues
and cutting edge trends that will make them aware of how ag education
is changing," said Gary Hansen, chair of the Community and
Leadership Development department.
The association's director is Jay Jackman '85, former director
of student relations for the College.
Grant Should Spur New Products
Through a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation,
UK will be able to form more partnerships with entrepreneurs and
scientists in private industry to develop new products.
The grant, called Commercialization of Technology: The UK Natural
Products Alliance, will be administered through the College.
"Our college has always worked closely with private sector
partners, historically farmers, to translate research into practical
technologies and new enterprises," said Scott Smith, dean
of UK's College of Agriculture. "The only difference in this
case is that we are working on cutting-edge applications of biotechnology."
Project teams may include pharmaceutical and biochemical scientists,
entrepreneurs, economic development agencies, high-tech startup
firms, and a host of other participants. In some cases farmers
will be partners for developing new products.
"These natural products could be plant-derived pharmaceuticals,
animal food additives, or any number of other new products with
potential for commercial application," said Gabriel Wilmoth
in Agronomy, coordinator of the grant project for the College.
Scientists, students and other potential partners who are interested
in the Natural Products Alliance programs are encouraged to contact
Wilmoth at 859-608-1421 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kentucky 4-H'ers Are
No. 2 Overall in
The Kentucky 4-H Meat Judging Team finished second place overall
in last fall's National Roundup in Kansas City, Kansas.
The Harrison County team had competed successfully against six
other counties to take state honors and go to the national competition.
Two sets of twins were on the five-person team from Harrison CountyShelley
and Shannon Wade and Mike and Jon Welch. Michael Meyers was also
on the team. Coach was Benjy Mikel, UK Extension meat specialist.
The team had competed successfully against six other counties
for the chance to go to national competition.
"This year's team was one of the best we have had,"
Mikel said. "They finished third last year and second this
year at the Western Invitational nationals, which is very competitive
considering they are much younger than youth from most states."
The team also placed first in retail cut judging, second in oral
reasons, and second in retail identification.
College Plays Host
The College helped host two groups of agribusiness professionals
from Russia that visited Kentucky last fall.
Russian dairy product entrepreneurs were trained by the College,
several Kentucky dairy processing businesses, and the Dairy Farmers
of America at farms and processing plants over a three-week period.
The entrepreneurs are directors of dairy processing businesses
in Russia that employ from 25 to 480 employees.
The Russian delegation spent a day at the UK Dairy Farm and then
went to two farms in Washington County.
A second Russian group, of agribusiness professionals, was hosted
for a day by the UK Research and Education Center at Princeton,
where they got an overview of the center's research and extension
activities and toured the farm and its facilities.
Some members of the group produce and process grain crops, while
others are involved more in buying and storing grain. Many also
have other agricultural interests in addition to grain enterprises.
Both groups came to Kentucky through the Productivity Enhancement
Program of the Centers for Citizen's Initiatives, which has offered
training visits to the United States for Russian business people
since the 1980s.
Spanish Radio Programming Now Offered
The College has long provided Kentucky radio stations with taped
programming on a wide range of topics through the Cooperative
Extension Service. Now, it is offering public service announcements
The announcements are provided to station WYGH-1440 AM in Paris,
a station that has listeners in 15 counties in Central Kentucky.
They are used on a bilingual Monday-through-Friday show.
Nara De Sa Guimaraes, a student intern in Agricultural Communications
Services who was born in Brazil, has helped with the scripts and
promotion of the programming on the College's Web site.
The Cooperative Extension Service provides information for both
the English and Spanish programming.
Stories in College News
by News and Media Relations,
Ag Communications Services
Many special projects in the College would not exist without the
generousity of our alumni and friends. Here are several programs
that have unique needs and are searching for the right friends
to meet them. Which project would be the most meaningful to you?
- Make a beautiful statement: Rose garden trellising for the
University of Kentucky/Lexington Fayette-Urban County Government
Arboretum. The arboretum's new 1,000-plant rose garden was planted
this spring. Help us construct trellising to support the beautiful
climbing varieties. Donors will be recognized on a special bronze
plaque placed in the garden ($1,500).
- Offer a place to rest: Walk Across Kentucky sculptural benches.
Unique, artisan-designed sculptural benches along the Walk Across
Kentucky path will provide visitors the opportunity to stop,
rest, and enjoy a variety of aesthetic experiences, both natural
and created. ($4,000).
- Help young minds grow: UK Arboretum intern fellowships. Fellowships
will provide students the opportunity to gain practical experience
at the arboretum. Students will work with staff and volunteers
in activities ranging from landscape maintenance and garden
installation to marketing and educational programming, depending
on the student's area of interest. Fellowships will be named
by the donor and recognized by the Friends of the Arboretum
- Keep 'em rolling: Travel of students in Biosystems and Agricultural
Engineering (BAE) to competitions. Each year, BAE students construct
a quarter-scale tractor to take to the national pulling competition
sponsored by the American Society of Agricultural Engineers,
an opportunity to compete against other universities around
the world. It's the ultimate test to see how UK's student engineers
rank against those at other universities. At the competitions,
students are also able to network with professionals in the
machinery industry and faculty and students from other universities.
Funding is limited, so students must rely on support from alumni,
friends, and companies for travel support each year ($13,500).
- Raise talent for the equine industry: This new, innovative
partnership between the University and the Kentucky horse industry
will place talented youth in an environment where they can develop
the potential and desire to pursue horse-oriented careers. This
three-part program will attract students to UK through a summer
camp on careers in the horse industry, recruit the ablest and
brightest with scholarships, and augment the curriculum with
an equine scholars program. (horse camp, $7,500 a year; six
scholarships, $30,000 a year; scholars program $5,000 a year).
- Provide career-building skills: The UK chapter of MANRRS (Minorities
in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences) wants
to send a delegation of about 16 students to the MANRRS National
Conference and Career Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, in March 2004.
At the conference, the MANNRS students will join other undergraduate
and graduate students from across the nation to talk about people
of color in relation to issues in agriculture and natural resources.
Topics include marketing, food production, interviewing, leadership,
professional growth, and communicating via the Internet ($2,000).
- Sow Seeds of Understanding: The College's Hall's Prairie restoration
project in Logan County is under way and is beginning to attract
waterfowl and rare butterflies to its natural environment. However,
wildlife is not the only thing attracted to the prairie. Local
educators see its educational possibilities, and UK students
have been working and learning at the site. In order to fund
Hall's Prairie's educational component, a permanent endowment
must be established to generate annual support ($10,000).
- Build the future: Most of our agriculture students need scholarships
to help with education expenses, but our current scholarships
meet only a very small percentage of that need. We need to substantially
expand our scholarship program. Full tuition scholarships ($4,000
per year) and tuition and housing scholarships ($8,100 per year)
are particularly desired.
For example, attracting state 4-H and FFA leaders to the UK
College of Agriculture means we must be able to offer them scholarships.
In the past, we have missed some opportunities because little
or no scholarship support was available. If you were in 4-H
and/or FFA or have a heart for students in these programs, please
consider creating a scholarship.
Another example is scholarships for students in Alpha Gamma
Rho, CERES, and FarmHouse. If you were a member of AGR, CERES,
or FarmHouse, why not fund a scholarship for one or more of
your fellow brothers or sisters?
If you would like more information about one of these projects
or need assistance finding the project that meets your interests,
Bill Sheets at (859) 257-7200 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
All gifts are tax-deductible.
Horticulture Fund Established to Honor
Robert E. McNiel
As advisor of the University of Kentucky Horticulture Club, Robert
McNiel, Extension professor in Horticulture, has coordinated educational
tours of the industry and gardens since the early 1980s. Over
180 students have participated in the club's travels throughout
the United States, northwestern Europe, New Zealand, and China.
A special enrichment fund has been created to honor Dr. McNiel
and his efforts in horticulture education through courses, study
trips, and the UK Horticulture Club.
The Robert E. McNiel Horticulture Enrichment Fund will support
student and faculty travel to research horticultural technologies
in the United States and abroad.
This travel enhances Kentucky's horticulture and landscaping industry,
educates students, invigorates faculty research programs, and
broadens students' perspectives through interaction with industry
professionals around the world.
This permanent fund has been created with the help of the Associated
Landscape Contractors of America, and a dollar-for-dollar match
has been made by the state's Research Challenge Trust Fund. However,
we must raise $25,000 in additional gifts and pledges in order
to meet our commitment for the match. To date, more than $6,500
has been raised, but we need at least $19,000 more. We can reach
that goal with your help.
By giving to the Robert E. McNiel Horticulture Enrichment Fund,
many former students, industry professionals, colleagues, and
friends are acknowledging Dr. McNiel and the learning opportunities
he creates beyond the classroom. They are ensuring that future
generations of students will have the resources they need to enrich
their education and careers.
If you are interested in joining the effort to honor
Dr. McNiel, please contact
in Ag Alumni and Development at
(859) 257-7211 or
Gifts & Pledges
As of Dec. 31, 2002
UK Campaign Goal:
UK Campaign Commitments:
Percentage of Goal: 93%
College of Agriculture Goal: $54,500,000
College Campaign Commitments: $55,394,438
Percentage of Goal: 101.6 %
Jeff Pendleton, outgoing alumni association
president, presented a $60,000 "check"
to Dean Scott Smith at December's Winter Event
for alumni pledges made during the 2002 phonathon.
Everyone Benefits from
A Gift Annuity
Would you like to receive an additional income for life? Would
you like to provide a fixed income for the life of a loved one?
How would you like to save on taxes this year?
If any of these possibilities sounds interesting to you, why
not consider a charitable gift annuity? UK is excited to offer
a new way to benefit our donors as well as the University.
- How does a gift annuity work?
In return for a contribution, and pursuant to a signed agreement,
UK agrees to make fixed payments for life to the donor or the
donor's designee. The minimum amount to establish an annuity
- Who may receive payments from the annuity?
Payments may be made to up to two beneficiaries. While typically
donors name themselves as benficiaries, an annuity can also
be established to benefit someone else, such as a parent or
- What will be the amount of my payments?
Annuity payments will be determined at the time the annuity
is created and will be based on the age(s) of the beneficiaries
at that time.
Are there tax advantages with a gift annuity?
Yes. The donor receives a charitable tax deduction in the year
of the gift. In addition, a portion of the annuity payments
will be tax-free, representing a return of the principal contributed.
- How does a gift annuity benefit UK?
At the end of the beneficiary's life (or, with a two-life annuity,
the end of both lives), the remainder of the principal transferred
will be used to support the work of UK.
- Can I contribute securities or real estate for a gift annuity?
Yes. In fact, contributing highly appreciated assets that have
been held for more than 12 months offers additional tax savings.
The donor pays no tax on the capital gain attributable to the
charitable gift portion of the contribution. If the donor is
a beneficiary, the gain attributable to the annuity payments
does not need to be recognized in the year of the gift but can
be reported in equal increments over the donor's life expectancy.
- I don't need additional income now, so is a gift annuity wrong
Not necessarily. A donor may want to consider a deferred annuity
with payments to begin at some time in the future.
The charitable deduction is still received in the year of the
gift, which may help offset current, higher income.
For more information on charitable gift annuities,
contact the Ag Alumni and Development office at (859) 257-7200
or Bill Sheets, director for advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Will Be
Is it your desire to create a perpetual legacy that will have
a constant impact on the lives of others? Consider the UK Bequest
Society, a program that recognizes alumni and friends who include
the University of Kentucky in their wills.
Create Your Legacy
- Designate your gift to support a college or program that is
important to you.
- Honor or memorialize a loved one in perpetuity through a named
- Enhance the University's quest for excellence in the 21st
- Specify any amount in your will.
There is no minimum required for membership.
For more information, please contact:
Associate Director of Planned Giving
229 William B. Sturgill Development Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0015
(859) 257-7303 or (800) 875-6272
A common interest or concern is often the inspiration to work
togetherto reach a goal, to solve a problem, or to improve
on the past.
Every one of the more than 2,000 donors who contributed in 2002
is important. Without your support, we would not be able to have
the impact that we are making today.
Dear UK College of
ith 13 months remaining until the end of the University of Kentucky
Campaign, the College of Agriculture has surpassed its $54.5 million
goal. As of the end of 2002, the College had raised $55,394,438,
or 101.6 percent of its goal.
We are grateful for the loyal and generous support of many of our
alumni and friends. You have embraced our request to give generously
in support of your alma mater. Thank you.
The campaign has a number of broad categories for which we were
seeking support, including that for students, faculty, academic
programs, facilities, the Agricultural Information Center, public
service, and research. In each of these areas, goals were established
and possible projects identified that would benefit from private
support if given. Happily, most of our goals for the various areas
have been achieved.
It is especially attractive to receive a one-to-one match when establishing
an endowment to support our faculty and research, and Kentucky's
Research Challenge Trust Fund provided that excellent incentive.
So, money that normally would have been given for undergraduate
scholarships was given instead to support faculty and their research.
Therefore, we have not yet reached our goal for support of students,
especially undergraduate students.
In 2003 we want to focus attention on our undergraduate scholarship
program. We want to attempt during the time remaining in this campaign
to endow merit-based scholarships for the many outstanding students
in the College of Agriculture. If you have not made a campaign gift,
it's not too late to be counted as a donor to this campaign.
Scholarship support is a significant factor when students decide
where to attend college or even if they can attend at all. So please
consider a gift of education for a young person who wants to enroll
in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. The education
of today's students and tomorrow's leaders is indeed a worthy cause.
We hope you enjoy this 2002 annual stewardship report. On behalf
of the UK College of Agriculture, thank you! We are truly grateful
for your gifts.
Together, we are ensuring the Colleges continued
progress and working for a worthy cause.
The Scovell Society
William M. Sheets
Director for Advancement
Scovell Society members
are Universityof Kentucky Fellows who have designated $5,000 or
more of their contributions to the College of Agriculture. As
members of this prestigious group of supporters, they provide
a tangible affirmation of the Colleges mission, enrich all
aspects of the College, and enhance the quality of education,
research, and service it provides.
Alumni and friends become Scovell Society members and UK Fellows
for a variety of reasons. Some wish to honor or remember a loved
one or friend. Others want to thank the College for its role in
their lives or express their support for the College and its programs.
Many also wish to perpetuate the values they see instilled by
Whatever their reason for joining, Scovell Society members honor
the pioneering spirit of Melville A. Scovell, who was dean of
the College and first director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment
Station. Through their generous support, Scovell members help
ensure the College of Agricultures continued margin of quality
and improve lives throughout the commonwealth.
If you have questions about the Scovell Society,
please contact Kathy Ibendahl, Ag Alumni and Development, at:
(859) 257-7211 or
For information regarding membership benefits,
Scovell Society Members
please visit the Scovell Society on the Web by linking to Alumni
(This is not a complete listing of all Scovell Society members,
as some members have requested to remain anonymous.)
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Henry A. and Jane B. Meyer
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William Oliver and Virginia C. Payne
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Kenneth E. and Joan Poston
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James H. and Jean A. Ragland
Edwin E. and Lois J. Rankin
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Herman R., Jr., and Deborah H. Wallitsch
Linus R. and Sarah L. Walton
Deborah Williams and Richard Earl Wheeler
Henry D. White
W. Cleland White
Roy Lee Wigginton
Cameron J., Jr., and Rachel M. Williams
C. Judson Williams III and Julie Allen
F. Edward and Cynthia Grider Williams
James A. and Lisa R. Williams
*Jonnie R. Williams
Ralph D. and Nellie M. Winchester
Donald W. Winters
Douglass W. Witt
Frank E. Woeste
Susan L. Wood
Paul G. Young
* New member
Sandy Copher, '85, '95 receives her Scovell plaque from Dean
Scott Smith. Membership was conferred by her parents, former Dean
Oran and Myrtle Little.
Scovell Society Members In Memoriam
William H. Balden Jr.
Ann D. Barlow
Howard W. and
Bernice VanSickle Beers
William O. Blackburn
John H. Bondurant
Lawrence A. Bradford
Margie B. Brookshire
Thomson R. and Lillian W. Bryant
Dana G. and Helen J. Card
John H. Clark
Albert G. Clay
G. Norton Clay
Keven Glenn Collins
Roy L. Compton
Thomas P. and Essie M. Cooper
Margaret Johnson Culton
Donald A. Corum
Robert F. Corum
Nannie A. Duncan
Lee D. Duvall
William Norris Duvall
Joseph Carson Evans Sr.
John H. Ewing Jr.
Verda K. Ewing
William G. and Bernice K. Finn
L. G. and Hallie H. Forquer
Daniel S. Gardiner
Charles W. Gatton
Harry Gatton Jr.
Maxwell H. Gluck
Caswell H. Gorham
Jackie S. Hays
James N. Heaton
Betty Jo Denton Heick
Frank M. Heick
John H. Heick
Helen Hertz Hexter
H. David and Julia Dixon Hilliard
Lucy T. Hume
Robert C. Hume
Clarence W. Mathews
L. H. May
W. G. McConnell
H. Allen Middleton
J. Lester Miller
Virginia S. Neumeister
Lewis V. Palmer
*Bobby C. Pass
*Ronald E. Phillips
H. Bruce and Jennie Swab Price
H. Bruce Price Jr.
John C. Redman
Nora L. Redman
William M. and Virginia K. Rhoads
Phil E. Richards
Pauline A. Richardson
F. W. Rickard
Nancy Clay Rickard
Clementine Mills Schlaikjer
Jes E. Schlaikjer
Al and Thelma Schneider
John Dudley Scruggs
Carl C. Shearer
Elias Thomas Simpson
James William Simpson
Molly Jane Denney Simpson
Elmer S. Stafford
Marjorie B. Stafford
James I. Stephens
Albert F. Stewart
George Perry Summers Sr.
William G. Survant
H. P. Thrasher
Frederick L. VanLennep
Herschel G. Weil
Frank J. and Eva C. Welch
Diane Patricia Williams
Frank D. Winchester
Jo Lynne Wood
New Scovell Society members were welcomed and recognized at a
brunch held at the E. S. Good Barn on Nov. 9 before the UK-LSU
football game. Sixty members and guests enjoyed a brunch buffet
while visiting with faculty, students, and fellow donors.
Scovell Society members are also UK Fellows, and many enjoyed
the 2002 UK Fellows Society dinner held the night before. More
than 860 UK Fellows attended that event, held in Rupp Arena. The
annual, elegant black-tie affair is a wonderful way to meet other
donors and celebrate giving to the University of Kentucky.
The Cooks of Raleigh, N.C. Maurice '57, '59 and Nancyat
their second UK Fellows Society Dinner.
Alumnus, donor, and sportscaster Tom Hammond '67 of Lexington
with Charlie Edgington '97, '00, assistant director of ag alumni
John T. Bondurant '56, '60 of Louisville, center, and David Bondurant
of Lexington, left, with Robert Smith, father of Dean Scott Smith.
Mr. Smith was visiting from Ithaca, N.Y.
A Dream Donor
Every development officer dreams of a donor who gives large annual
gifts to scholarships and discretionary funds. Gifts you can count
on like clockwork. Gifts that can really make a difference in
a students life or in a College program.
Jack H. Kimball 49 of Goshen was such a donor. Mr. Kimball
gave regularly to the Ag Phonathon beginning in 1970 and could
always be counted on to give a large gift of stock to help meet
the goal. Never wanting to establish a scholarship or a permanent
endowment, he simply told us, Just use my gift wherever
it is needed.
As a result, his gifts went to support scholarships and the Partners
in Ag discretionary fund, which provides vital support to programs
and activities that cannot be funded from other sources, such
as career placement activities, Student Ambassadors, the staff
recognition program, Roundup Week activities, and other advancement
We were saddened to learn that Mr. Kimball passed away on Jan.16,
2002. Yet through his estate, Mr. Kimball continues to be an ardent
supporter. The Jack H. Kimball Charitable Remainder Trust is making
gifts to numerous charities, including $760,394 to the College
of Agriculture. As usual, the money is to go wherever it is needed.
The College has been very fortunate to have Mr. Kimball
as an alumnus, said Bill Sheets, director for advancement.
Its been a thrill to see him give so generously on
an annual basis and make a huge impact on our programs.
We will miss our special friend, but his spirit will live on in
the lives that he has changed and the programs he has supported
wherever it was needed.
July 1, 2001 - December 31, 2002
This list was compiled
using computerized methods. We have made every effort to assure
that it is accurate. Any errors are unintentional and will be
corrected if you contact the Agriculture Development Office.
A complete list of donors is available on the
College of Agriculture Web site at www.ca.uky.edu
of $1,000 or More
Family of Johnie T. Adams
Gregory L. Ammon
Douglas S. Arnold
*Linda L. Bader
Gerald T. ('75) and
Theresa M. ('73) Benock
*G. C. Bewall
Dr. Ray A. Bucklin '82
*Bill and Susan Casner
Dr. Maurice G. Cook '57, '59
Dr. C. Vernon Cooper Jr. '49
Dr. C. Milton and
Reta R. Coughenour
Gene Cravens '58
Dr. Joe T. Davis
Dr. George A. Duncan '61
Dr. Lee A. Edgerton
John C., III ('50) and
Betty M. Everett
Mark E. ('83) and
Jennifer K. ('84) Fiedeldey
William R., Jr. ('48) and
Carolyn F. ('46) Gabbert
Dr. Richard S. Gates
Dr. John R. Hartman
*B. Wayne Hughes
Thomas H. ('48) and
Mary D. Johnson
William J. Lageman
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Lewis
Dr. C. Oran and Myrtle M. Little
Joy V. Long
Dr. Mary A. Marchant
Glen C. Massengale '60
Diane M. Massie '79
James M. and
Barbara P. ('87) McAnany
*Paul L. McCauley
Dr. William B. Mikel
Dr. George E. Mitchell Jr.
Dr. William G. ('56) and
Fredda S. ('57) Moody
Cynthia Fletcher Nalle '81
Ann R. Pass '68
Dr. Gregory C. Phillips '75
Dr. Kimberly K. Ragland '87
*William L., III, and
Erin D. ('79) Rouse
Brad W. and Rhonda A. Schofner
Robert R. ('34) and
Elmira R. Scott
Dr. Jerry R. ('75) and
Susan M. Skees ('78)
Dr. M. Scott and
Susan Durisek Smith
Dr. Granville W. Stokes
Dr. Robert J. Thomas '83
*Dr. and Mrs. William H. Thomas
*Goncalo Borges Torrealba
*Clarence E. Truax
Mary B. Wallitsch
Dr. Linus R. Walton '65
Dr. David W. Williams '94
Dr. Franklin E. Woeste '70
Miriam R. Lamy Woolfolk
Dr. Walter W. and June Zent
(up to $999)
Perry L. Adkisson
Bridget D. Ammons
Aaron C. Anderson '97
Tami L. Barrier
Dr. Daniel P. Bartell '74
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Barton
Dr. Gregory M. ('96) and
Carol J. Beavers
Dr. Karen A. Berg '83
Dr. William V. Bernard
Dr. Ricardo T. Bessin
Suzanne N. Bouchard '00
Robert M. Bouse
Troy Brady '87
Dr. Susan K. Braman '87
Leland W. Brannan '53
Ellen S. Brightwell
Cheryl L. Brookover
John J. Brown
Keith ('84) and
Laura G. ('79) Buckingham
Michael T. Buckman '87
Dr. J. Gregory and Mary G. Burg
Jean W. Burkhart
Larry S. Cadle
Alex G. Campbell Jr.
Dr. Christian M. Christensen
Anne S. Clark '89
John D. ('87) and
Dr. Deborah C. ('89) Clark
Lorraine N. Clay
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Cochran
Harry G. Collins
John N. Cooper '83
Jeanne L. Cox-Owens
Grace E. Cramer '90
Dr. Liwang Cui '96
Jennifer Lynne D'Allaird '00
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Dick
Dr. George R. ('84) and
Marilyn G. Dillingham
Lois M. Dixon '55
Stephen L. Dobson
Daniel G. Drane
Dr. Joel E. Drews '74
Allaire C. DuPont
Deborah A. Early
John R. Effinger '67
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ellis
Dr. Gregory R. Erena '79
Habibollah Faraji '91
Dr. John P. Fellers '97
Dr. D. Stanford Ferguson '92
Paul W. and Edna Gayle Fiedeldey
Mr. and Mrs. Bertram R.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Flannery
Betty S. Flynn '71
Ray E. Frisbie
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Garrett
Dr. Cesar Gemeno '93
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E.
John D. Germaske
J. Lee Gerstle '73
Roy D. Gibson '57
E. Aline Glasscock '95
Robert J. Godecker Jr. '70
Lewis G. Goggin '80
Mary Ann Gowdy
Mr. and Mrs. Jake H. Graves III
John L. Greatbatch '85
Steve R. Greenwell '77
Gen. Jack I. Gregory '53
John R. Hall '96
Lynn H. Hanna
Carl W. Harper '94
Harvey A. Helm '50
Donald S. Henry '58
Emmitt B. Holtzclaw '73
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Hopkins
Steve J. Horn '96
Barbara J. Hovermale '56
Robin D. Howell '95
Richard A. ('61) and
Barbara P. ('61) Hulette
Mr. and Mrs. Randy E. Hunt
Scotty D. Janes '94
Jackie D. Jessup '63
Richard H. Jett '57
Monte P. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Johnson
Rosella M. Johnson
Russell B. Jones Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Freddy R. Jury
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Karp
Frederick M., Jr. ('69) and
Callie C. ('67) Keller
Elizabeth P. Kenan
Thomas B. Sr. and Delia B.
Ronald K. Kirk
Paul and Emma Kleinhenz
Jennifer A. Koffler
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Kopp
Mr. and Mrs. Derek R. Lane
Sharon F. Ley '80
John W. Lynch III '96
Karla Patterson Lynch '76
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Madison
D. Kyle Maple '87
William K., Jr., and
Melinda A. Massie
Dr. Gilbert L. Mathis '60
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Max
Dr. Z. B. Mayo
Edith A. McBurney
George T. McEuen '50
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Meade
Mr. and Mrs. Vincent J.
Zina R. Merkin
Kenneth P. Meyer '96
Gregory B. And Marion S. Milward
Samuel W. Mims '78
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Moe Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Moore
Laura Ong '00 Dr. James E. O'Reilly
James A. Ostrem '82
L. Michael Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Parrish
Errett Daniel Patterson '97
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Philpott Jr.
Dr. Hiram C. Polk
Carl F. Pollard '60
Dr. Michael F. Potter
Roger F. Quarles '72
Mary C. Rausch
Jason E. Ray '74
David L. Rechtin
Dr. Howard Rennecker
Roy E. Rich
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald D. Ring
Jarrell D. Ritter Jr.
Dr. Ben F. Roach
William H. Roberts '75
Patrick J. Robinson '02
David A. Romero '98
Regina R. Rorer
Andrew P. Rose '52
Mr. and Mrs. Lon C. Ruedisili
Phillip D. Scott '67
Roni M. Scott
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Sears
William J. Sexten '98
Rev. and Mrs. Harold R. Shank
Dr. and Mrs. Kent S. Shelby
Stephen T. Shepherd '75
Kevin A. Shufran '86
Dr. Saowanee U. Sitchawat '81
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy G. Smith
Dr. Michael A. Spirito
Everett P. Springer '75
Beverly R. Steinman
George W. Stephens '63
Gregory L. Stephens '75
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Stilz '98
Justin Lee Taylor '00
Mr. and Mrs. Mickey W. Taylor
Dr. Edwin W. Thomas, D.V.M.
Richard and Mary Alice Thurston
Jeff A. Tomlin '95
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Tooth
Alan R. Traut
Anne J. Ulrey '98
Mr. and Mrs. William G. Wallin
Scott and Valorie Walz '86
Dr. Annetta P. Watson '76
Peter W. Williams
Douglass C. Witt '84
Chenault Woodford Jr. '58
Jason L. Wuestefeld '96
Glenn D. Yost '77
Corporate, Foundation, and Organization Donors
The Abercrombie Foundation
*ACCA Pest Control & Basement
Action Pest Control Inc.
*Adger Bloodstock Co.
*AgResearch (USA) Limited
*The Agrotain Co. LLC
Ajinomoto Heartland Inc.
Benevolent & Protective
Albert A. & Bertram N.
Linder Foundation Inc.
*Alexandria Garden Center
All Rite Pest Control Inc.
*Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity
American Live Stock Insurance
*AMVAC Chemical Corporation
*Animal Health Trust U.S.
*Archer Daniels Midland Company
Bayer Environmental Science
*BD Biosciences Pharmingen
*Beckman Coulter Inc.
*Beck's Superior Hybrids Inc.
Big Beaver Tree Service Inc.
*Bio Gene Company
Blend Pak Inc.
The Blood-Horse Charitable
*Blue Moon Landscape
Bluegrass Area Agriculture
Bluegrass Home Economists
*Boyle County 4-H Council Inc.
Breeders Supply & Equipment Co.
Brown & Williamson
Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association Inc.
*Center for Citizen Initiatives
Central Equipment Company Inc.
*Chanteclair Farm Inc.
Clarke Mosquito Control Products
*Communicating for Agriculture
Community Tree Care Inc.
Council for Burley Tobacco Inc.
Countryside Landscaping Inc.
Cross Gate Gallery
Crow's Hybrid Corn Company
*Cullum Seeds, LLC
Dave Leonard Consulting Arborist
*Daviess County Soil Lab
*Dharmacon Research Inc.
Dietrich & Company
Equine Insurance Inc.
Double F Club Lambs
Dow AgroSciences, LLC
Dow Corning Corporation
*DSLD Research Inc.
Dwyer Landscaping Inc.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours
Earl Thieneman's Green House
*Ebberts Field Seeds Inc.
Eden Bioscience Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
Faculty & Staff
*Equine Biodiagnostics Inc.
Equine Farm Management
Equine Medical Associates PSC
Exxon Mobil Education Foundation
F.W. Rickard Seeds Inc.
Farm Credit Services of
Farmers Feed Mill Inc.
*Fayette County 4-H Lamb Club
Fayette County Conservation
First Bank & Trust Company, Princeton
*First Choice Pest Control
Fisher Scientific Company
Florida Horseman's Benevolent
& Protective Association
Fort Dodge Animal Health
Fort Harrod Area Agriculture
F.P.C. Farm Account
Friends of Kentucky 4-H Inc.
G. F. Vaughan Tobacco
Gaines Dental Lab
*Gallatin County Fair Board
Garden Club of Kentucky
*Garden Club of Kentucky
Landscape Design School
*Gateway Garden Club
Gateway Seed Company Inc.
Geoffrey C. Hughes
*Goertzen Seed Research Inc.
Great Lakes Hybrids Inc.
Green River Area Agriculture
Griffin Industries Inc.
*Griggs and Kidder P.L.L.C.
*The Gumberg Family at
Skara Glen Stables
Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, PSC
Hancock Farms Inc.
*Harvest Brands Inc.
Helen Andrews Foundation
Hillenmeyer Nurseries Inc.
Hornbeck Seed Co. Inc.
Horsemen's Benevolent &
Hubbard Feeds Inc.
Hutson's Ag Equipment Inc.
IMC Feed Ingredients
Ina Brown Bond Fund
Institute of Food Technologists,
International Ingredient Corporation
International Paper Company
Iron Spring Farm Inc.
ISK Biosciences Corporation
James Graham Brown
James Sanders Nursery Inc.
*James T. Scatuorchio
Johnson & Johnson
Juddmonte Farms Inc.
KABA Select Sires
Kahn's & Company Foundation
*Keeneland Foundation Inc.
Kentucky Angus Association
Kentucky Beef Council
Kentucky Council on
Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation
Kentucky Feed & Grain
Kentucky Landscape Industries
Kentucky Nursery & Landscape
Kentucky Pork Producers
The Kentucky Poultry
Kentucky Purebred Dairy
Kentucky Seed Improvement
Kentucky Society of
Kentucky Soybean Association
The Kentucky State
Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners
and Breeders Inc.
*Kentucky Trail Blazers
The Kentucky Turfgrass Council
Kentucky Vineyard Society Inc.
Kentucky Wood Products Competitiveness Corporation
Livestock Market Inc.
Kit Shaughnessy Inc.
*Klein Family Foundation
Kentucky Fertilizer & Agricultural
*Kentucky Gelbvieh Association
Kentucky Sheep and Wool
Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm
*L. Hust Farms
Land O'Lakes Foundation
Lawhon Farm Services Inc.
Lexmark International Inc.
LG&E Energy Corporation
Licking River Area Agriculture
Lincoln Trail Area Agriculture
*Live Oak Foundation
Brokers & Agents
Lorillard Tobacco Company
Louisville Area Agriculture
*Martek Biosciences Corporation
*McGee Pest Control Inc.
McIlwain & Associates
Merck & Co. Inc.
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc.
Merry Wives of Greenbriar
*Meyer Stock Farm
Retailers Services Inc.
Mid-States Meat Association
Miles Farms Inc.
Mill Ridge Farm
Minuteman Boston Terrier Club
Racing Association Inc.
National Turfgrass Federation Inc.
Nebraska Horseman's Benevolent
& Protective Association
Nina Hahn Equine Insurance Inc.
Northern Kentucky Agriculture
O. J. Noer Research Foundation
*Oklahoma Department of
*Owen County 4-H Fair &
Horse Show Inc.
*Owingsville Lions Club
*Partners for Youth
*PCS Administration (USA) Inc.
Pendleton County Youth Fair Inc.
Pennington Seed Inc.
*Pennsylvania HBPA Inc.
Pennyrile Area Agriculture
Pfizer Animal Heatlh
The Pharmacia &
*Philbro Animal Health
Philip Morris Companies Inc.
Philip Morris Inc.
Phillips Racing Partnership
Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc.
*PNC Financial Services Group
*Prairie Diagnostic Services Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
Purchase Area Agriculture
Purina Mills, LLC
Quicksand Area Agriculture
R. C. Durr Foundation
R. L. Volz Landscaping
& Nursery Inc.
RBJ Sales Inc.
*Rittgers & Rittgers
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
The Robert B. and Helen P.
Jewell Scholarship Foundation
Roche Vitamins Inc.
Rood and Riddle, PSC
*Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersery
The Scotts Company
Seed Consultants Inc.
Seeds West Inc.
Sharp Family Foundation
Shell Oil Company Foundation
*Shur-Gain USA Inc.
Sipcam Agro USA Inc.
*Snowball Pest Control
*South Eastern Kentucky Agriculture Development
Southern Hills United
Southern States Cooperative Inc.
SQM North America Corporation
State Farm Insurance Co.
Stine Seed Company
*Stoddard County Fair Board Inc.
Swedish Match North
Syngenta Crop Protection Inc.
*Syngenta Seeds Inc.
Taylor Made Farm Inc.
*Ten Broeck Farm Inc.
Thoroughbred Owners and
*Thoroughbred Racing Assoc-
iations of North America Inc.
*Thorp Seed Co.
Toebben TTT Angus Farm
Tractor Supply Co.
UK Agriculture Alumni Association
*UK Animal Sciences
Graduate Student Organization
Uniroyal Chemical Company Inc.
Unisouth Genetics Inc.
United States Golf Association
United States Tobacco
Manufacturing Company Inc.
*Usry's Backhoe Service
Valent U.S.A. Corporation
*Vita-Tech Canada Inc.
Walnut Hall Stock Farm
Warren Drilling Company Inc.
Wilderness Trail Area Agriculture
Winstar Farm, LLC
Trusts and Other Gifts
Albert and Lorraine N. Clay Annuity
Annell Brent Trust
Estate of Jack H. Kimball
J. Frank Schmidt Family
James I. Stephens Trust
Llewellyn H. May Trust
William K. & Margaret B. Sharp
Charitable Lead Unitrust
Corporate Gifts Support Scientific
Many corporations, foundations, and organizations
gave generously to the College in 2002.
Partnerships between universities and corporations are
sometimes misunderstood, and may even be viewed nega-
tively by some. Academic-business relationships should, and do,
result in great leaps of scientific discovery as well as knowledge
corporations put to use in products that benefit all of us.
These gifts also help us fulfill our mission to educate. Our graduate
students, the scientists of tomorrow, often thanks to corporation-funded
research, are able to take their textbook knowledge into the lab
to work alongside our faculty.
Academic-business relationships benefit corporations as well,
of course. Businesses reap the benefit of our scientists' expertiseit
adds to their understanding of the science underlying their own
products. But it is important to remember that research, although
it may be funded by a private company, is carried out independent
of that company, and more often than not, the discoveries it yields
become part of the larger domain of public knowledge.
Why do companies give themselves over to our independent judgment?
In part, because it is independentand thus, all the more
objective. Very few of these companies have research divisions
that do the kind of basic science we do, but they still need the
benefit of that science to better understand and refine the technology
of their products. They gain knowledge. We (and the world at large)
gain discovery, and students gain experience.
Here are some examples of corporate generosity at UK:
- Syngenta, the largest agri-chemical business in the world,
has provided gift funding to the College that has advanced research
in a variety of ways. In our independent evaluation of Syngenta
products, for example, we have been able to discover which chemicals
work best against turfgrass diseases, which pest control methods
are most effective for fruits and vegetables, and find a class
of chemical that fights blue mold in tobacco.
- Profigen Inc. wanted the benefit of the College's expertise
in tobacco, now used extensively to study genetic modification.
That expertise prompted Profigen to provide a gift for research
- Star Scientific Inc. has endowed a professorship in plant
biochemistry that Harold R. Burton now holds.
- Fort Dodge Animal Health has funded the study of equine diseases.
These are just a few examples of the kinds of research that go
on in the College, thanks to the willingness of corporations to
fund efforts that will benefit not only them, but the advancement
of science, the education of students, and the public at large.
Couple Honors Long-Time Family
Connections with Planned Gift
hanks to special friends of the College of Agriculture,
the almost a century-old
connection between the Price/Culton families and the College remains
stronger than ever. An estate commitment of the late H. Bruce Price
Jr. 42 and his wife, Helen Culton Price 42 of Madison,
Wis., will create the H. Bruce and Helen C. Price Scholarship in
Agriculture. In addition, their estate will fund the already-established
H. Bruce Price Professorship in Agricultural Economics.
The Prices created the professorship in 1994 to perpetuate the memory
of Bruces father, H. Bruce Price, former professor in Agricultural
Economics. Dr. Price began his career at UK in 1929. He established
the ag economics doctoral program, served as head of the department
of Markets and Rural Finance, served as acting head of Agronomy,
and was acting dean and director of the College of Agriculture in
the late 1950s. He retired from the University as Professor Emeritus
Jerry Skees was named the H. Bruce Price Professor in 2000. It
has been an honor to have an endowed professorship in the memory
of one of this departments distinguished faculty, said
Dr. Skees. Having an endowed professorship gives the University
and my research program more recognition nationally and globally.
It has been an excellent way to carry on the legacy of Professor
Price, he said.
The Prices new scholarship will be awarded to students in
agriculture and human and environmental sciences. Like many other
couples, Helen and Bruce met while they were at UK. He majored in
commerce, and she majored in home economics.
They wish to support both agriculture and human and environmental
sciences. However, this is not the Prices first scholarship.
In 1997, Mrs. Price created the Helen Culton Price Scholarship Fund
in Human and Environmental Sciences to honor her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Culton Sr.
Like the Prices, the Cultons have had a long association with the
College. Seven members of the Culton family graduated from the College
over the years, and the family has been very active with the Cooperative
"Cooperative Extension was an
integral part of our lives," said Mrs. Price. "We were
all in 4-H, active in the many county programs, and my father spent
almost every Saturday afternoon at the county Extension office involved
with one thing or another."
Both the Prices and Cultons have been involved in various University
of Kentucky philanthropic projects. They supported the renovation
of the E.S. Good Barns south wing, which created the beautiful,
walnut-paneled Culton Suite. In addition, they have supported UK
Athletics, the Gatton College of Business and Economics, the Ag
Phonathon and Enrichment Fund, and the Governors Scholars
"The Price's gifts are important to us and appreciated
by Dr. Skees, our scholarship recipients, and many in this College,"
said Dean Scott Smith. "We are saddened by Bruce's passing
and will miss his smile and love for his ag family that he so regularly
demonstrated. We are thankful that his memory will live on through
his and Helen's generosity."
Agriculture Alumni Association
General Alumni Information
L-104 Agricultural Science Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091
Staff Support Associate
Area Chapters, Young Alumni,
and Alumni Gifts
Charlie Edgington '97,'00
State/National Alumni Activities, and Alumni Gifts
Grace G. Gorrell '79
Agricultural Alumni and Development
S-129 Agricultural Science Center
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0091
General Development Questions, Phonathon, and Address Corrections
Administrative Support Associate
Scholarships, Development Events, and Endowment Accounts
Gifts and Estate Planning
William M. Sheets
Director for Advancement
UK Equine Research Foundation
Deborah W. Taylor
Fax: (859) 257-8963
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Ag Alumni Staff From left to right: Charlie Edgington,
Linda Berry, Grace Gorrell, Bill Sheets, Kathy Ibendahl, Deborah
Taylor, and Linda Forbes.
Winter Event 2002 was a jam-packed day of facts,
fellowship, food, and fun at the Hyatt Regency. Quite a few alums
came early and took advantage of the continuing education program
in the afternoon (See Helping You Grow and Develop, page 13).
Alumni then enjoyed a pre-game buffet before heading to the basketball
game in which Kentucky beat High Point, 84-64. Plan now to attend
Winter Event 2003.
December 3, 2002