Working as an Extension Professor, my area of expertise is manure management methodologies, including microbial dynamics, composting and anaerobic treatment. I have led a 10-year study of water quality impacts from livestock on the Animal Research Center. My team has developed a multidisciplinary research and extension program focused on compost bedded pack barn management. I have led the Environmental Stewardship session of a nine-session Master Cattleman Program. I have an interest in biofilters and the impact of barn design on CBP.





Joseph Taraba, Ph.D.

Joseph Taraba, Ph.D.

Extension Professor
Bioenvironmental Engineering

University of Kentucky, BAE
216 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 218-4353
Fax: (859) 257-5671

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