University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Ben Leffew




Ben received a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation and Management from the University of Kentucky in

2007.  He worked as an Assistant Naturalist at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, KY for two years

and as a Wildlife Technician for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife monitoring raptors and

grassland songbirds. Since joining the lab his research has focused on the response of tall fescue to

eradication attempts in the context of a native warm season grassland restoration. He hopes to elucidate the

spatial relationships between above ground cover, environmental factors (such as soil depth and chemistry,

location in the landscape), and management practices (herbicide application and prescribed fire).


Ben finished work for his M.S. in 2013 and is currently the Assistant Property Manager at Shaker Village of

Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, KY.






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