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


Extension Publications


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

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  


Kelly Kramer - New Master Grazer Coordinator


Kelly KramerWe would like to introduce you to Kelly Kramer the Coordinator for the Master Grazer Program. Many of you know Lyndsay Jones who was the coordinator of the program over the last 2 years. Lyndsay has just started a master’s degree in Crop Science at Colorado State focusing on hay production of alpine meadows. We wish Lyndsay the best and look forward to having Kelly as our new coordinator. The role of the coordinator is to help plan and implement our regular and advanced Grazing Schools, farm demos, pasture walks, edit and help write our monthly Grazing News, and many other responsibilities.


Kelly is originally from West Virginia and graduated May 5 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science and Management through the department of Animal Sciences. Kelly excelled in her undergraduate degree and is one of the top rated students graduating this year in Animal Science.She was involved in many extracurricular activities throughout University including theUK Dressage and Eventing team, and was an officer her senior year. One of the courses that Kelly enjoyed most was Forage Crops with Dr. Ben Goff. During the last year, Kelly has been an intern for the University of Kentucky Pasture Evaluation Program, and has been one the best interns or summer student (out of over 20) that we have had working with this program over the last 7 years.