Dr. Roy Burris received the 2016 Research/Extension Impact award which is given in recognition of fully integrated research and extension that has made a real impact in Kentucky or beyond.

Pictured is Dr. Burris receiving the award which was presented during the Celebration of Land-Grant Research held on Tuesday, March 28 in Lexington.  Dr. Rick Bennett, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station made the presentation.

Events are scheduled at the Research crop and animal farms, Field Days, and special conferences in the center. 


The Agricultural Experiment Station was established in 1885 as the research arm of the College of Agriculture of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky's Land Grant Institution. (Continue reading).


The vision of the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center is to be recognized at the local, state and national level for excellence in agricultural research, education, leadership and service to the Commonwealth.

The University of Kentucky Research and Education Center is fundamentally interdisciplinary, applying the biological and social sciences to challenges in agricultural, food and environmental systems. Our scholarship encompasses human and natural resources and their interaction.

UKREC holds a unique position as part of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station and the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service and remains dedicated to sustaining the heritage of impact and achievement by these great institutions and the rapidly changing issues and challenges associated with them.

As part of the University of Kentucky we:

  • Facilitate life-long learning, informed by scholarship and research.
  • Expand knowledge through creative research and discovery.
  • Serve Kentucky communities by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.


Pesticide Training and Testing Information (click link below)

Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Division of Environmental Services


U.K. Wheat Production Field School - A Hands-on Training

April 26, 2017 (Prior to Wheat Heading)

September 13, 2017 (Pre-Plant)

Pre-registration is required with a $60 fee for each session.

For more information about the school go to the Wheat Science website:


Wheat Field Day - May 9, 2017 - UKREC Princeton


Corn-Soybean-Tobacco Field Day - July 27, 2017 - UKREC Princeton