Ed Hutchens receives Outstanding Staff Award

Ed Hutchens received the 2017 CAFE Outstanding Staff Awards in the Technical/Paraprofessional Category during Staff Appreciation Day. BAE's Agricultural Machine Research Lab has received several Outstanding Staff Awards. Lee Rechtin, Jimmy Ash, and Brett Childers have won the award in previous years. These awards are co-sponsored by Gamma Sigma Delta Honorary Society of Agriculture, the Agriculture and HES Alumni Association, and Partners in Agriculture.

Shi receives $50000 from KSEF

Jian Shi, Ph.D., has received $50,000 from the Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF)'s Research and Development Excellence Program (RDE). The KSEF RDE Program is a peer-reviewed competition that focuses on innovation and technology development in existing and emerging areas of research. Dr. Shi's project summary follows.


Title: A Sweet BioAg Solution: Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Based Crop Yield Enhancer

Faculty and students attend ASABE annual conference in Spokane

THE BAE department was well represented by faculty and students at the recent ASABE 2017 Annual International Meeting. The conference was held July 16-19 in Spokane, Washington.

ASABE Service

Foundation Board of Trustees: Carmen Agouridis, Fred Payne

Board of Trustees: Sue Nokes, Treasurer

Council Chair: Alicia Modenbach, Membership Development


Zachary Tyler one of six UK students to receive Fulbright

Zachary Tyler is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant to study the environment in Brazil. He will use the grant to examine growth patterns of relatively unstudied tree species of the Amazon rainforest. Read the full story at UK Now: