University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Welcome to the Master Grazer Educational Program

-an educational program to improve grazing practices in beef, dairy, goat and sheep herds


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Articles on forages, animals, and grazing systems

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Master Grazer Educational Program reports to KY Ag Development Fund Board:

2014 1st Quarter Report
2014 2nd Quarter Report
2014 3rd Quarter Report
2013 Annual Accomplishments
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments




Cody Smith

Master Grazer Coordinator
804 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
(859) 257-7512
Fax: (859) 257-3412

Faculty Coordinators:

Dr. Ray Smith

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-3358
Fax: (859) 323-1952  

Dr. Donna Amaral-Phillips

Extension Dairy Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-7542
Fax: (859) 257-7537  

Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Extension Beef Cattle Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (859) 257-2853
Fax: (859) 257-3412  

Dr. Garry Lacefield

Extension Forage Specialist
University of Kentucky
Phone: (270) 365-7541 202 
Fax: (270) 365-2667  


Kentucky Advanced Grazing School



The second Kentucky Advanced Grazing School will be held at the U.K. Research & Education Center in Princeton June 18 with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m CDT. Participants in the field day will not only get to hear from University experts but gain hands-on experience as well.


Following registration, field oriented forage discussion will commence in the morning. At lunch, Dr. Glen Aiken will speak on "Forage and Grazing Management for a year around Grazing System". Following lunch, a tour will feature three animal stops. Topics and speakers include:



The registration deadline is June 10; the registration fee is $20.00 and includes lunch, breaks and materials. To register, send a check in the amount of $20 payable to the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council to: Kelly Kramer, 804 W.P. Garrigus Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546-0215. For more information, you may contact Kelly at 859-257-7512 or