Forage crops are critical to Kentucky agriculture. Beef cattle, horses and dairy cattle are major sources of farm income to Kentucky producers. Forage research activity at in agronomy includes post-harvest physiology of forage crops harvested as hay and silage, ingestive behavior of grazing cattle, breeding to improve forage crop yield, quality and other characteristics. A new program directed at assessment of the potential for livestock production on reclaimed mined land in the Appalachian region of Kentucky was initiated in 1995.
A Partial List of Forage Research/Teaching Faculty at UK