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Dept. of Agronomy
N-222E Agricultural Science Building - North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-3358


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Professor Emeritus

University of Kentucky

832 Hardwood Drive

Bowling Green, KY  42104


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Heart of America Grazing Conference

January 18-19, 2017

Quincy, IL





22nd Forages at KCA

January 20, 2017

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Lexington Convention Center

Lexington, KY



AFGC Annual Meeting

January 22-25, 2017

Roanoke, VA

2017 Meeting Info



Pasture Please!! Horse Conference

January 30, 2017

Fayette County Extension Office

Lexington, KY




Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference

February 18, 2017

Hardin County Extension Office

Elizabethtown, KY




36th Annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference

February 21, 2017

Cave City, KY


Registration Info



Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop

March 9, 2017

UK Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Lexington, KY


Registration Info


Kentucky Grazing School

April 25-26, 2017

UK Research & Education Center

Princeton, KY









Warren Thompson

May 31, 1918 - September 17, 2016


Tribute to a Forage Legend

         A few of Warren's friends and colleagues wanted to express their thoughts and feelings about Warren. 

Hank Bendorf

Joe Bouton

Don Ball

Garry Lacefield


        The following is a slideshow tribute that was put together several years ago for AFGC. 

All about Warren






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