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UK Cooperative Extension Service racks up national awards at Epsilon Sigma Phi meeting in Colorado

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service took home several national awards at the annual meeting of Epsilon Sigma Phi, The Extension Professionals’ Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ann Porter, a lifelong extension supporter and volunteer from Mason County, received the organization’s 2019 Friend of Extension-Volunteer/Lay Leader Award. “Our volunteers are the backbone...

Faculty, students in UK College of Ag’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences earn national awards

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Several faculty members and students in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences recently brought home national awards. “We are very proud of the animal and food sciences faculty and students we have at UK,” said Richard Coffey, department chair. “They continue to excel in research,...

BCTC connections recognized with state, national honors throughout month of April

Bluegrass Community and Technical College staff, faculty, alumnus and students were recognized with a number of awards earlier this month. At the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society international convention, PTK Catalyst 2019, Sarah Hein, past chapter president, was awarded the 2019 Alumni Award of Appreciation; Corey Mullikin, also former PTK president and graduate, was named 2019 Distinguished Chapter...

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment animal scientists receive multiple national honors

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Several members of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Department of Animal and Food Sciences recently brought home national awards. The American Society of Animal Science presented the Animal Growth and Development Award to Kyle McLeod, an associate professor and a recognized authority in ruminant growth and development. He...