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UK Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center attains national accreditation
For the past five years, the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has worked toward attaining national accreditation. All the hard work paid off as the center recently received its certificate of full accreditation from the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians for all species.
The center's director and epidemiology professor, Craig Carter, said the accreditation will allow the center to better serve the people of Kentucky and beyond.
"This is our gold star," he said. "It elevates our status and also enhances the way those in the agricultural industry view us. It also enhances our international reputation. It means others can be confident that when we run a test, the results are reliable, accurate, and repeatable in other labs in this country and in other countries as well."
Carter said with accreditation comes the opportunity to join the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The network strengthens the United States' defense against large-scale foreign animal disease outbreaks and provides a way to track such threats should they become an issue.
"We would be a part of a national strategy to coordinate our work with all organizations that provide animal...
Professors nationally recognized for teaching excellence
The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate excellence in higher education in the agricultural, human and natural resource sciences. In addition to classroom teaching excellence, the award also...
Collins receives distinguished lifetime achievement award
Glenn Collins, a professor and researcher in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, received the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for In Vitro Biology during the opening ceremony of...
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UK student's research published by National Academy of Sciences
Each year, Kentucky grape growers struggle to control two important insect pests, the green June beetle and the Japanese beetle. In a recent study, Derrick Hammons, a University of Kentucky doctoral student, showed that even minor feeding by Japanese beetles greatly increases the likelihood that green June beetles will wreak havoc on clusters of ripening grapes.
A paper summarizing...
Fulcher wins regional award for IPM leadership
University of Kentucky Extension Associate Amy Fulcher has earned a regional award for her leadership in integrated pest management.
On February 13, she received the Friends of IPM "Future Leader" Award from the Southern Region IPM Center. The award presentation took place during the Annual Southern Nursery Association Research Conference and Trade Show in Atlanta, Georgia.
From the beginning of her career, Fulcher has initiated and delivered IPM programs that generated results. As a County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Hopkins County...
Plant and soil scientist earns national honor, office
Barrett was named a WSSA Fellow, which only one quarter of one percent of the membership can be selected for in any given year.
The award was presented during WSSA’s...
UK College of Ag undergrads' research displayed at state capitol
Undergraduate research is a big part of the educational experience for many students in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. A unique program at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort recognizes some of the best undergraduate research in the state during the annual "Posters at the Capitol" program. This year's posters will be on display Feb. 5.
Nineteen students were chosen from UK, and five were from the College of Agriculture.
"For students, undergraduate research affords an opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty...
UK College of Agriculture Fleet Service named among North America's best
University of Kentucky faculty and staff whose jobs require them to use vehicles from the College of Agriculture's Fleet Service know the technicians who take care of the vehicles are some of the best in the business. Until recently it was only by reputation, but now it's official. The fleet service was awarded the Blue Seal of Excellence by the National Institute...
eXtension recognized with prestigious national award
The eXtension Initiative, on behalf of the Cooperative Extension System, was presented with a Secretary's Honor Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Secretary's Honor Awards are the highest and most prestigious awards offered by the USDA.
The UK College of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension Service are partners in eXtension, a web-based arm of the Cooperative Extension System that draws on an extensive knowledge base from the nation's land-grant universities. Information-seeking consumers can connect with experts through various online...
UK landscape architecture ranked in nation's top 15
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture's undergraduate landscape architecture program is listed in the top 15 in the nation by a national publication in its annual survey of architecture and design schools.
DesignIntelligence, a bi-monthly publication promoting quality design education, ranked UK No. 15 nationally among 54 schools in its ninth edition of "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools."
"This is the first time this publication has included UK in its rankings," said Horst Schach, UK Department of Landscape...