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


Grazing News Articles

Articles on forages, animals, and grazing systems

Additional Resources


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

2015 Third Quarter Report
2015 Second Quarter Report
2015 First Quarter Report
2013-2014 Bi-annual Report
2012 Annual Accomplishments
2011 Annual Accomplishments




Austin Sexten

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

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  


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