Living the Land Grant Mission Everyday
Our greatest challenge is truly being able to capture the breadth of our department's work. It has also changed over the years, from a Farm Economics department that included rural sociology, to one that deals with the entire farmer-to-consumer food system, environmental and natural resource issues, and local and international economic development. We have faculty and staff in Lexington, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Hopkinsville, Owensboro, Henderson, Princeton, and Mayfield. We are also the administrative home for Kentucky’s Small Business Development Center. We are heavily involved in College-wide programs like the Community Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, the Food Systems Innovation Center, the Center for Crop Diversification, International Programs, Ag Equine Programs, and the Office of Diversity. We are collaborative and we are effective.
The Kentucky Farm Business Management Program is gearing up for check-in time with clients to finalize financial and agronomic records. Specialist Jonathan Shepherd took a few minutes to tell new AEC graduate student Jessica Richard about the program.
Assistant Professor Tyler Mark is extending his research with the use of big data to approach problems as a whole system by combining KFBM data with weather data.
Janene Toelle is one of our Outstanding Staff members. Janene works with the graduate and undergraduate programs.
Happy Holidays to all from our AEC Snow Folks.