University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Careers - Academic Positions

Dennis Hancock, Extension Forage Agronomist

photo of Dr. Dennis Hancock enjoying the natural beauty of his new home, Georgia“I was prepared well by the Plant and Soil Sciences program at the University of Kentucky and am writing to encourage you to pursue your interests there, too”.


  • 1999 - M.S. Plant and Soil Science, University of Kentucky
  • 2006 - Ph.D. Crop Science, University of Kentucky


Dennis was just hired as an Assistant Professor and serves as an Extension Forage Agronomist for the University of Georgia. He will study the productivity and ecology of grassland species that are being grazed or stored for delayed feeding. Then he will take that and other information and “extend” it to farmers and professionals interested in beef, dairy, horse, and small ruminant production within the beautiful state of Georgia.

Preparation at UK

His advisors “were recognized leaders in the Forage and Grasslands discipline, provided a solid education, and continue to serve as valued mentors.” He feels that he was “...prepared well by the Plant and Soil Sciences program at the University of Kentucky..." and encourages potential students " pursue your interests there, too.”

2006 - Gerald O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award in Crop Science from the American Society of Agronomy
2006 - J. Fielding Reed Fellowship Award from the Potash & Phosphate Institute

Web Page

You can learn more about Dennis on his University of Georgia Website.