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Zach Workman

Master Grazer Coordinator
821B W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512
E-mail: zewo222@uky.edu

Faculty Coordinators:

Dr. Ray Smith

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952  
Email: raysmith1@uky.edu

Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-7542
Fax: (859) 257-7537  
Email: damaral@uky.edu

Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853
Fax: (859) 257-3412  
Email: jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu


UKAg Videos

Frost seeding clover in Kentucky

Ultra-High Density Grazing

Feeding soybean hulls to lower fescue toxicity

Greg Reynolds: Kentucky Grazing School

Testing Forages for Nitrates

Warm-Season Grasses


April 2017 Articles

The Kentucky Grazing School

Two grazing schools will be hosted this year: spring school in Princeton, KY and a fall school in Woodford County. These two-day grazing schools introduce key grazing concepts and provide hands-on grazing skills. Both novice and experienced grazers can gain valuable insights from this cornerstone Master Grazer program.

Rotational Grazing Practices Improves Soils

Are you trying to improve your livestock grazing system? Rotational grazing practices not only improves forage productivity, but as importantly, soils.

Managing Spring Grass

Spring is here once again! Grass growth is starting to explode and amount of forage is starting to get ahead of your cattle’s needs. Attention to key practices can help you adapt.

Fighting Heat Stress with Shade!

Kentucky's high temperatures and humidity cause heat stress and result in lower reproductive performance. Shade can help reduce these effects.