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August 2019

Won't you join us next month?


When: September 13th, 2019 from 5:30-7:00pm
Where: We will have tables and chairs set up outside in the courtyard between C.E. Barnhart and Plant Science buildings. Parking will be available off Farm Road, behind the Gluck building.
Our rain location will be in Ag North, in the lobby outside Seay Auditorium.
   
    Please RSVP by September 6th, 2019 to Susan Skees.
Email Susan your RSVP
Dr. Mike Reed has been a faculty member in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment for more than 40 years and has served as the director of the university’s Office of International Programs for Agriculture for more than 20 years.

We invite anyone able to join us in celebrating Mike to his reception next month. RSVP to Rita Parsons if you plan to attend (859) 257-5762 by Sept.16th.
 
Email Rita your RSVP

2019 AAEA Accolades

Jerry Skees, J. Roy Black, and Barry Barnett received the Agricultural Finance and Management section’s Publication of Lasting Impact Award for their 1997 American Journal of Agricultural Economics article, “Designing and Rating an Area Yield Crop Insurance Contract.”

Yuqing Zheng received the Quality of Communication Award for the theme on “U.S.– China Trade Dispute and Potential Impacts on Agriculture,” edited by Holly Wang and Mary Marchant. There were 5 articles in the issue; Dr. Zheng wrote the first article, “Predicting Potential Impacts of China’s Retaliatory Tariffs on the U.S. Farm Sector” together with Dallas Wood, Holly Wang, and Jason Jones.

Alison Davis named H.B. Price Professor

On July 1, 2019, Dr. Alison Davis, Extension Professor of Agricultural Economics and Executive Director of the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), assumed the H.B. Price Professorship in Agricultural Economics. Since joining the Department in 2006, she has attracted more than $15 million in grant funding to support her research and extension efforts in rural community economic development. She currently serves as editor of Choices magazine and as Program Leader for UK Extension community resource development programming.

The H.B. Price Professorship was established in 1994 by the family of Dr. H.B. Price, former professor and Head of the Department of Markets and Rural Finance (a predecessor of the current Department of Agricultural Economics). Dr. Price was on faculty at the University of Kentucky from 1929 until 1959. He was president of the American Farm Economic Association (now the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in 1940 and editor of the Journal of Farm Economics (now the American Journal of Agricultural Economics) from 1942 to 1944.

Ag Econ Summer 2019 Highlights

  • Tim Woods is the president-elect of Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Barry Barnett is president-elect of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators.
  • Our department will have a new website in the next two weeks. Keep an eye on our social media [Facebook, LinkedIn] for the announcement once it is live.

Education Abroad in Germany & The Netherlands | Spring 2019

Today's sport horse industry owes it roots to centuries of careful breeding and training in Europe. Two of the most successful countries in sport horse competition have been Germany and The Netherlands. From May 6 – 17, 2019, Dr. Jill Stowe and Reese Koffler-Stanfield led a group of 14 students to get a firsthand look at the sport horse industry in these two countries.

We packed a lot into 10 days! During our stay, we visited breeding, training, sales, and competition facilities, breed registries, manufacturers of sport horse tack and equipment, and of course, historical sites.

We spent an entire day in Warendorf (human population of 35,000…and equine population of 40,000!), which is about 45 minutes from Münster. The Münster/Warendorf area is very similar to Lexington in size and in its concentration of equine-related services and businesses. While in Warendorf, we visited a private training and sales facility, a vet clinic, a tack store, the Warendorf state stud, and the DOKR – the German Olympic Committee for Riding. At the last stop, we were (again) blown away by the level of government support that is provided to equestrian sport (and helps explain their dominance!). Among other features, hills were BUILT (it’s pretty flat area) so people can haul in to condition their horses. Additionally, the facility featured an area with cross country jumps to school. Many of the schooling obstacles were built after a competitor faced an obstacle at a competition that caused problems. That competitor can just call the DOKR, and it will be built! German equestrians are certainly provided with many resources to succeed.
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Interested in helping a student gain such a valuable education experience abroad? Our student opportunity fund was set up to assist students with funding so that they can enrich their educational experience while attending UK.
Support the Student Opportunity Fund

Where are they now?

Edwin Carter, '83
CPS Supply Chain Director
The Coca-Cola Company
Aaron Miller, '08
Loan Officer
First Financial Bank
  
Antomia Farrell, '11
CAFE Assistant Dean for Diversity
University of Kentucky
  
Megan Ferrel, '18
Insurance Agent
Bankers Life
Camille Dant, '18
Administrative Assistant
Gray Construction
Noah Cartwright, '18
Marketing Intern
Corteva Agriscience
  
Savannah Columbia, '18
Replenishment Analyst
Color Point Greenhouses
 
Keaton Bonk, '19
BNA Trainee
Bunge
Diamond Hargrove, '19
Trainee
Bunge
Ethan Turley, '19
Operations Trainee
CGB
  
TJ Harris, '19
Operations Trainee
CGB
Josey Moore, '19
Commodity Specialist
Virginia Farm Bureau

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