Krista Jacobsen

Associate Professor
(859) 257-3921
My research program is most concisely described as examining sustainable and organic specialty cropping systems through an agroecological lens. Specifically, my group investigates how rotation, diversification, cover crops and conservation tillage affect soil quality, nutrient cycling, plant productivity and economic viability at various farming scales. The objectives of my teaching program span areas of resident instruction, undergraduate curriculum development, involvement in national teaching organizations, and graduate student mentorship. Courses I teach include SAG 101: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture; PLS/SAG 386: Plant Production Systems; GEN 300: Agroecology; SAG 201: Cultural Perspectives on Sustainability; and HON 115: World Food Issues II.