Truck on highway with autumn foliage in backdrop.

As greens fade, reds and yellows pop

Autumn foliage in Kentucky stacks up against any rival. A rich variety of tree species means the state enjoys the full palette of fall colors.

Main street Harlan showing buildings and vehicles parked.

First Impressions leaves good impression with participating communities

Trained volunteer teams make unannounced visits to Kentucky communities in order to assess their strengths and weaknesses—very much like stores use secret shoppers.

Sam McNeill presents to a group

A Global Battle Against Hunger

Hunger is the enemy. CAFE faculty and students are battling around the globe. Photo credit: Sam McNeill.

Jacqueline Smith at her workstation

Mapping Disease

The VDL's Jacqueline Smith is creating digital maps of disease outbreaks to benefit producers.

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Our Land-Grant Values

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment was founded as, and remains a land-grant institution, committed to improving the quality of life for Kentuckians. Our research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues. Agriculture, food, and environmental systems are key components of Kentucky's economic future, and the college is playing a prominent role in those areas with its programs.


Enhancing access to educational opportunities for all.


Collaborating with diverse institutions, communities, and people to improve lives.