The Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station (KAES) has been providing research results to farmers and residents for more than 130 years. With external grants and contracts now reaching over $58 million a year, UK’s College of Agriculture researchers address problems of agribusiness, consumers, international trade, food processing, nutrition, community development, soil and water resources, and the environment with over 300 externally funded projects. The research continuum reaches from basic to applied science, with new fundamental knowledge as well as applied knowledge that has impacts on the lives of Kentuckians and people across the world.

White House endorses UK’s Food as Health Alliance, Instacart partnership

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Women Making History: Julie Plasencia, Ph.D.

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Ole Wendroth

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Prestigious NSF award advances UK researcher’s low-cost water treatment work

At North Farm in Lexington, Tiffany Messer, Ph.D., and Matthew Russell, Ph.D. student, collect field plot runoff samples with varying pesticide applications to determine potential contributions of pesticides to groundwater and rivers.

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Distilleries' spent grains have turned out to be a great way to raise fungi. Photo provided by Zachary Byrd.

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Research Awards 2023

New Funding Program Supports Research on Impacts of Eastern Ky.

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Claire Rittschof Receives NSF Award on Honey Bee Research

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Clare Rittschof, assistant professor of entomology at UK, with beehive at North Farm. Photo by Steve Patton, Agricultural Communications Services.

UK Students Help People of Ecuador Obtain Clean Water

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UK students helped create a filtration system for Ecuadorian villagers. Photo provided by Wayne Sanderson..

Study Aimed to Help KY Growers Improve Quality Transplant

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Lark Wuetcher, senior horticulture major, studies hydroponic lettuce in the greenhouse at the Horticulture Research Farm. Photo by Matt Barton, Agricultural Communications Specialist.

Who we are..

The Research Office is the administrative home for the College's research enterprise and includes officers of the Ky Agricultural Experiment Station, support for the research farms and sponsored projects (grants and contracts).
Staff & Contacts

Central Ky Research Farms

College Grants Officers (CGOs)
Our CGOs are part of the CAFE Research Office team and are available to help with the grant and funding process. Please contact either Kimberly Monast or Kim Hall to see which CGO is assigned to your department.