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.
Welcome to our newest faculty member - Steve Buck! Steve is an Assistant Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics.
Real World. World Renowned
Our Second Annual interactive symposium showcasing student internships, education abroad experiences and research throughout the Kentucky and around the globe will be held on September 30, 2015 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Hillary J. Boone Center (Business Casual Required. Professional Attire Encouraged.)
Academic Coordinator Erica Jane Flores will do just about anything to motivate and encourage students. At the Agribusiness Club Leadership Kick Start, Erica held on tightly to the rope as she swung through the trees.