Dr. John Grove recently honored three UK Research & Education Center employees with Service Awards.  (L to R):  John Johnson - 10 years, Dr. Grove, Stephanie Gamblin - 10 years and Covetta Ramey - 25 years.  Congratulations John, Stephanie and Covetta!

Dr. Win Dunwell recently honored June Johnston for her 25 years of service.  Congratulations June!

Honors and Awards

Patty Lucas, Extension IPM Specialist here at the UK Research & Education Center was honored by Dr. Raul Villanueva and Dr. Ric Bessin during the IPM Training School on March 1 for her 32 years of service to the IPM Program.  She will be retiring on March 17.

Dr. Winston Dunwell, Professor of Horticulture for Nursery Crops, was inducted into the Kentucky Nursery and Landscape Hall of Fame January 25, 2017 at the annual KNLA Spring Training Conference.


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

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

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