Agricultural Experiment Station Director and
Associate Dean for Research
S-129 Agricultural Science Building North
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phone: (859) 257-3333
Fax: (859) 257-3393
Nancy Cox is the Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky (UK).
Dr. Cox's academic area is farm animal production and she has been involved in consulting with producers, animal health companies and state and federal government. In 1998-1999 she co-chaired, with Senator Robert Dearing, the Task Force on the Environment for the Mississippi Legislature; this task force conducted a year-long study on the scientific issues related to environmental regulations on large swine farms.
She joined UK in 2001, and her duties include oversight of Experiment Station state and federal research budgets. She is responsible for the college grants office that managed over $25 million in external awards in fiscal year 2012. She represents the College of Agriculture in a partnership with the USDA Agricultural Research Service Forage-Animal Production Research Unit. She is the founding administrator for the UK Equine Initiative, now UK Ag Equine Programs, and continues to provide administrative leadership. She is the lead administrator involvde in both the Alltech-UK Poultry and Nutrigenomics Alliances.
Dr. Cox represents the College on most Kentucky agricultural commodity boards, including the Kentucky Farm Managers Club, Kentucky Cattlemen's Association, Kentucky Poultry Federation, and the Kentucky Pork Producers Council. She recently finished terms as chair of the Science and Technology Committee for the Experiment Station Committee on Policy (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; APLU) and board member of the American Society of Animal Science. She is a member (since 2007) of the National Advisory Board for Research, Extension and Economics; this board advises the Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture on research priorities.