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Kenny Burdine
Associate Extension Professor

Professional Profile

Kenny grew up in Jessamine County, KY where his family produced tobacco and raised cattle and sheep. He received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics in December of 1999 and began working as an Extension Associate in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He pursued his graduate degrees on a part-time basis completing his M.S. in 2003 and PhD in 2011. Kenny joined the Agricultural Economics faculty in 2012 as is currently an Associate Extension Professor in livestock economics.

Kenny focuses his extension program in the areas of livestock marketing, price risk management, and general profitability. He travels extensively and delivers 40-60 programs each year directly for livestock producers. His applied research interest are primarily focused on marketing and decision making for beef, dairy, and forage producers. Kenny also teaches a livestock marketing class on campus, which is taken by 30-40 undergraduates each fall.

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Contact me for assistance with:

Livestock marketing strategies, market outlook, price risk management using commodity futures and insurance products, general profitability and decision making for cow-calf, stocker, and backgrounding operations

University/Committee Involvement

Member of the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation

Faculty Advisor for UK’s Alpha Gamma Rho Omicron Chapter

Recent Publications:

Hawkins, Anna, Kenneth H. Burdine, Donna Amaral-Phillips, and Joao H.C. Costa.  “An Economic Analysis of the Costs Associated with Pre-weaning Management Strategies for Dairy Heifers.”  Animals.  July 2019.

Peake, Madeline D., Kenneth H. Burdine, Tyler B. Mark, and Ben M. Goff.   “Factors Affecting Hay Prices at Auction: A Hedonic Analysis.”  Agronomy Journal.  February 2019.

Griffith, Andrew, Kenneth H. Burdine, and David Anderson.  “Managing the Beef Cattle Herd though the Cattle Cycle.”  Surviving the Farm Economy Downturn.  2018. 

Kruze, Owen, Kenneth H. Burdine, and Tyler B. Mark.  “The Unique Qualities of the Southern Milk Marketing Orders.”  2017. 

Burdine, Kenneth H.  “Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle.”  2013. 

   

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Education

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 2011

M.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 2003

B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1999