THE AMBASSADOR College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association
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From the Dean
Two great challenges confront us today: our commitment to be a diverse, inclusive college where everyone can thrive; and our commitment to meet our three mission areas during this unprecedented health pandemic.
We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming place for everyone to learn, work and grow. Together, we can ensure this is a place where diversity and inclusivity yield equity and opportunity for everyone in the CAFE family. We must listen, share and learn from others as we all work to stop hatred and bigotry. We must commit ourselves to action just as we have acted to help our students, colleagues and communities deal with COVID-19. We are developing our plans to educate, support and sustain our college family as we emerge from the pandemic into what many call a “new” normal. We must also plan, educate, support and encourage our college family to understand how we can take action to build more equitable and just spaces and work for sustainable and significant change. Change requires shared action. We cannot wait for others to act; rather, it is our individual initiative and collective action that ensures our college family provides the support, celebrates the uniqueness of individuality and forges pathways of opportunity for everyone. We also face the ongoing challenges created by COVID-19. We are making difficult--sometimes painful--budget decisions and finding new funding opportunities with the same essential priorities that have guided us for more than 150 years. We continue to be directed by our commitment to those we teach and serve. As you are likely aware, the university announced its budget reduction plans for the 2020-21 fiscal year in early June. The University budget for the coming fiscal year is being reduced 10%. For our college, this reduction amounts to $9.03 million. The college’s leadership team, department chairs, unit directors and Extension administration worked through this difficult challenge and came up with a plan that includes: • Using nonrecurring bridge funding from the university and the college, for the upcoming year to allow us to avoid any possible position eliminations. There are no reductions in force or reduced hours for the upcoming fiscal year. • The college eliminated many open positions, shifted some positions to other funding sources and had some retirements in both faculty and staff. The outpouring of support for our staff was impressive. • We reduced operating funds. • We place any university funded construction and facility plans on hold. This budget cut is a challenge, but as a land-grant university, we continue to find innovative ways for fulfilling our missions while ensuring our own health and that of our families and colleagues. Like families across the state and nation, we too are looking at ways to stretch our dollars during these tight times. Our service mission to our clientele has never been more important, and our CAFE community has shown that we care in thousands of ways. And despite cuts to our programs, our commitment remains strong and we will take great care to continue to strengthen these important mission areas. So how do we stay strong? We look at innovative opportunities through new courses, research grants and partnerships with communities, fellow colleges and institutions, and public and private enterprises. We are streamlining our efforts, looking for efficiencies, seeking additional revenue streams and seeking to do “more with less.” Today’s challenges are not easy. As we emerge from these, the college, university and world will look different. But for 150 years, Kentucky and the world have leaned on our college to help in good times and during challenging times. We must and will lead the way as we seek solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. One thing you can count on is that we will be here working everyday to improve the lives of our students, communities, farms, state and beyond. As always, thank you for your support. Nancy Cox
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College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association
PHILANTHROPY & ALUMNI Pamela Gray
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ROUNDUP & FALL EVENTS ANIMAL & FOOD SCIENCES IT STARTS WITH US ALUMNI FOCUS STUDENT SPOTLIGHT PHILANTHROPY
President Sue Whitaker ‘64 Vice President Quentin Tyler ‘02, ‘05 Secretary Jill Conway ‘00 Treasurer Bill McCloskey ‘84, ‘87 Afﬁliate Network Representative Stephanie Chamberlain ‘99, ‘01 Past President Charles Canter ‘89 UK Alumni Association Liaison Michelle McDonald ‘84, ‘93
AFFILIATE NETWORK REPS
Bluegrass Ben Conner ‘16 Dietetics & Human Nutrition Jessica Coffie ‘06, ‘10 Cristina Hiten ‘06, ‘10 Equine Hannah Niebielski ‘13 Forestry & Natural Resources Michael Shearer ‘74, ‘76 Fort Harrod Brian Osterman ‘00 Green River Darla Kirkland ‘00 Lake Cumberland Chelsey Anderson ‘11 Licking River Stephanie Chamberlain ‘99, ‘01 Lincoln Trail Jeremy Hinton ‘98 Rick Ryan ‘77 Louisville Keith Jeffries ‘85 Mammoth Cave H.H. Barlow III ‘72 MANRRS Tiffany Harper ‘17 Northeast Danny Bailey ‘68, ‘71 Northern Kentucky Whitney Stith ‘90 Pennyrile Nancy Kelley ‘81 Purchase Lena Mallory ‘94 Quicksand Thomas Cravens ‘83, ‘90 Wilderness Trail vacant
Ag. Education & Ag. Economics Gracie Furnish Animal Science Jesse Neal Dietetics & Human Nutrition Lexi Shepherd
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Will Snell ‘83, ‘85, ‘89 Robert Houtz Laura Stephenson
Diana Doggett ‘75, ‘77 Bart Giles ‘03 Brandon Gilles ‘12 James Gilles ‘10 Kim Henken ‘92, ‘95 Amelia Iliohan ‘19 Brooke Jenkins ‘00, ‘05 Kyle Kelly ‘14 Michaela Mineer ‘18 Martha Nall ‘70 Daniel Smith ‘01 Megan Tennison ‘13, ‘17 Melissa Tomblin ‘02
Dean Nancy Cox Associate Dean for Instruction Carmen Agouridis ‘05 Assistant Dean for Diversity Antomia Farrell ‘12 Director of Student Relations Wayne Centers ‘08
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND COLLEGE EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENT: FALL 2020
As the University of Kentucky continues to monitor developments around COVID-19, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has been assessing risk around many of our signature experiences. In accordance with university policy, as well as recommendations from the CDC, health department, and state, our college has made the difficult decision to cancel all large scale in-person events for the fall semester. This includes but is not limited to, Roundup, the annual Scholarship Luncheon, and all alumni happy hours. We are exploring opportunities for smaller events or celebrations during the fall and spring and will keep all invitees informed as the planning progresses. We want to keep in touch and we welcome your thoughts on how we can serve you best. To stay up-to-date on event details and changes in our college related to COVID-19, please visit: https://coronavirus.ca.uky.edu/. In the meantime, we hope you will stay connected with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni through our monthly CAFE Conversations. These calls are an opportunity for alumni and friends to learn more about the college, the people and industries we support, and ask questions during these unique times. To watch past episodes of CAFE Conversations or register for an upcoming call, visit: https://alumni.ca.uky.edu/outreach. Stay safe and we hope to see you all in person soon.
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technologies. New practices. New ways of bringing products to market. In the midst
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for success. Why Farm Bureau? Because education ensures a brighter future for
BEEF TEAM PRIORITIZES KENTUCKY CATTLE PRODUCERS NEEDS By Aimee Nielson
As the largest cattle-producing state east of the Mississippi River, Kentucky is home to more than 2 million cattle, the majority of which are beef cattle. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has a network of specialists tasked with supporting beef cattle producers. The UK Beef Integrated Resource Management team, together with industry and commodity groups, work through many innovative and educational ways to make sure Kentucky’s cattle producers have the knowledge they need to be competitive, sustainable and profitable. “We started this group in the 1990s, but even before then, we were working hand-in-hand with the Kentucky Beef Network and the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association to offer vital programs to beef producers,” said Les Anderson, beef specialist in the UK Department of Animal and Food Sciences. “When you look back
over time, we have been able to impact the industry in very measurable ways and improve the overall quality of the state’s beef cattle.” In the past 20-plus years, the group has implemented successful programs such as Master Cattleman, Beef Quality and Care Assurance, Bull Value Assessment Program, Cow College, the West Kentucky Select Bred Heifer Sale and the CPH-45 program. “We’ve been able to educate nearly 4,500 producers through the Master Cattleman program,” said Ben Crites, Kentucky Beef IRM Program coordinator. “Those numbers represent participants from 117 of the state’s 120 counties.” While numbers of participants in a program is important, the economic impact of a program for a producer is equally important. A good example of this is the CPH-
45 program, which is the state’s premier feeder calf development and management program. “Since 2001, the net added value over expenses has averaged $64.59 per head, based on 362,207 head, for a total of more than $23 million in net added returns,” said Kevin Laurent, beef production extension specialist based at the UK Research and Education Center in Princeton. “In the past five years, the net added value over expenses has averaged more than $87 per head for a total of more than $4 million in net added returns.” One thing that has made the programs so successful is the network of specialist and agricultural and natural resource extension agents who have built relationships of trust with clients across the state. Producers trust the research-based information they receive and realize the value of cattle improvement beyond their own operation. “We have taken a systematic approach to meeting the needs of cattle producers,” said Darrh Bullock, extension professor for UK Animal and Food Sciences. “We assemble a collaborative group to respond to each issue, and that’s been very important because most issues are multifaceted. These teams always include animal scientists and extension agents, but we also bring in meat scientists, grain and forage specialists, entomologists, veterinarians, agricultural economists and engineers to address specific needs of the industry. Fortunately, we have all of these specialists within the
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college, and we all work well together.” The group also periodically hosts leadership conferences where producers can network with UK specialists and industry professionals. “It really empowers producers to step out of their comfort zones and to learn from us and from each other,” said Jeff Lehmkuhler, UK beef nutrition specialist. “They are very engaged, and they are more apt to follow our recommendations when they are partners in the process.” Kentucky is a diverse state. Central Kentucky, UK’s C. Oran Little Research Center has a dedicated beef research unit that provides producers with the most up-todate information on cattle nutrition and management as well as classrooms to educate
the next generation of Kentucky cattle producers. Producers in far Western Kentucky have different needs than those in Central and Eastern parts of the state. UK Beef IRM specialists respond to each situation taking regional differences into consideration. Having specialists in each area allows for real-time responses to producers’ needs. “Western Kentucky is very different from the rest of the state in many ways,” said Katie VanValin, beef specialist at the UKREC. “Folks don’t want to drive three hours to Lexington to attend programs; they want to get in-person help with their herds where they live. We are able to bring programming
directly to them where they are and quickly respond to them.” While each region has its unique needs, many programs have a statewide impact. During the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the educational programing has moved online. The group has a website with several resources at http://afs.ca.uky. edu/beef/irm, with broader beef resources available at http://afs.ca.uky.edu/beef. “In this economic climate, Kentucky producers need us more than perhaps ever before,” Anderson said. “We will continue to serve them in any way we can.
SKAGGS’ GIVE $250,000 GIFT TO ATTRACT THE BRIGHTEST BIOSYSTEMS AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENTS Wayne Skaggs, from Sandy Hook in Elliot County, Kentucky, entered the University of Kentucky in 1960. The next year, Judy Ann Kuhn, also from Sandy Hook, enrolled as a freshman. The following year, the two were married and proceeded to complete their respective degrees—Wayne with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural engineering (1964 and 1966) and Judy with a bachelor’s degree in education (1968). By the time they left Lexington for Wayne’s doctoral studies at Purdue University, followed by permanent residence in Raleigh, North Carolina, UK already held an enduring place of appreciation in their hearts. “We’ve been very lucky,” Wayne reflected. “My field of interest has provided Judy and me with a wonderful professional career and an interesting and enjoyable life. That was made possible in large part by the outstanding education I received at UK as an undergraduate and a graduate student.” Sixty years after Wayne first became a
Wildcat, he and Judy created a $250,000 “Distinguished Graduate Fellowship” in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, which is part of the College of Engineering and the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “We are very grateful for Wayne and Judy’s generosity, especially in these challenging economic times,” said Nancy Cox, dean of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “Their gift is making agricultural engineering education a reality and setting an excellent example of how we can all work together to make a positive impact for deserving students.” Wayne Skaggs’s eminent career comprises teaching and research in drainage, subsurface water management engineering and wetland hydrology at North Carolina State University for more than 47 years. He developed the first simulation model able to predict the performance of drainage and related
water management systems, including effects of design parameters on crop yields and drainage water quality. The model, called DRAINMOD, is widely used in research and application in the United States and around the world. His pioneering work led to his election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1991. “I met Wayne and Judy Skaggs when I was a graduate student at NCSU,” recalled Sue Nokes, UK associate dean for faculty affairs and facilities and professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. “I knew Wayne as a highly-respected engineer, but it wasn’t until I accepted a faculty position at UK that I learned Wayne and Judy are native Kentuckians who love Kentucky and are devoted UK alums.” Grateful for their education, Wayne and Judy wanted to give back to the BAE department. Their focus on financial support for graduate students stems from Wayne’s extensive experience as a professor. “I served on the faculty for over 42 years full-time and five years in phased retirement, and I know what it takes to sustain a strong program in our field,” he said. “In my opinion, one of the keys to my success and the success of faculty in general is getting and maintaining the support to recruit and support the graduate students. You’re after the best and the brightest because they’re crucial. They’re learning and advancing the field at the same time, so securing funds to recruit and train them is essential.” Judy, who enjoyed a 25-year teaching career in Raleigh, shares that many of her husband’s graduate students became family friends.
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“I’ve enjoyed the relationships we’ve built over the years with the students. They become like our children almost,” she said. “We’ve had them in our home and that was a great benefit to our children as they grew up because they got to meet people from all over the United States and the world. That’s part of what made Wayne’s profession such a rewarding and rich part of our family life.” As professor for 65 graduate students during his career at North Carolina State University, Wayne Skaggs enjoys seeing many of them go on to teach and conduct research at universities around the world. Upon entering phased retirement in 2012, one of his colleague’s and former graduate student, Kentucky native George (Chip) Chescheir created the Skaggs Graduate Student Family Tree. It shows Skaggs’s graduate students, their graduate students—what Skaggs calls his “grandgrad students”—and, for a few, third and fourth generations of graduate students. Two of the students on Skaggs’s tree spent their careers as faculty members in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Larry Wells was his first Ph.D. graduate student and is now a retired professor emeritus
after a successful career at UK. The other is Stephen Workman, professor emeritus, who served on the faculty and as associate dean for research in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment. “I am proud of the contributions these students have made,” Skaggs said. “So many of them have gone on to do amazing things.” Engineering runs deep in the Skaggs family. Wayne and Judy’s son, Steven, (BS, MS, Ph.D.) is an electrical engineer and their daughter, Becky, (BS in biochemistry, MS in education) is married to an engineer. The Skaggs have six grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. Having blessed the college with the financial fruit of their careers, Wayne and Judy hope others will use their wealth to create new sources of funding through philanthropic gifts. “We’ve had first-hand experience of how these kinds of gifts can help us to increase resources that make a positive difference,” Wayne explained. “Judy and I both had scholarships and I’ve seen it as a graduate student and faculty member. That’s what inspires us to give back.”
It Starts With Us
HIRSCH, MCNEAR NAMED UK GREAT TEACHERS BY THE UK ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
What makes a good teacher a great one? University of Kentucky students were eager to share their opinions about the best teacher in their lives, nominating them for one of the most esteemed awards on campus. The UK Alumni Association 2020 Great Teacher Award was recently bestowed upon six University of Kentucky educators. Initiated in 1961, UK’s Great Teacher Award is the longest-running UK award recognizing teaching. Two of the recipients teach in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
student nominator Katelyn Cox. “He lectures in an improvisational, personable manner that allows him to easily adapt to the needs of the classroom. I could not think of any other professor who does so much for his students while balancing so many other simultaneous responsibilities.” David McNear is an Left: Robert Lou Hirsch, Plant Pathology. associate professor of Right: David McNear, Plant and Soil Science. rhizosphere science in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Although he’s the professor in the
Robert Lou Hirsch is a lecturer in the Department of Plant Pathology and the director of Undergraduate Studies of Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology and Agricultural Individualized Curriculum.
One of the reasons graduate student Rebecca McGrail nominated McNear is due to his ability to teach students “from a variety of academic backgrounds including landscape architecture, agricultural education, biosystems engineering, environmental sciences and soil science. The diversity of majors in his class can be a challenge.”
“Hirsch is an animated, energetic lecturer who always keeps students laughing and learning. I remember he often used memes and other pop culture references in his lectures to help students learn and to be more relatable to students,” shared
“He has met with the program director for both landscape architecture and agricultural education to review the class structure and expectations so that he may better serve these programs,” McGrail said.
classroom, McNear says he learns just as much from his students as they do from him. “My students have taught me to be patient, to be patient with them, with time and their schedules. It’s a very different student body than it was, and they have many more things that are pulling them in different directions,” McNear said. “I try to be as accommodating to those differences in schedules and backgrounds as I can be. So certainly, that involves a lot of patience and understanding.”
WILSON NAMED DIRECTOR OF UK ROBINSON CENTER FOR APPALACHIAN RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY The University of Kentucky Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability has a new director. Daniel Wilson ‘13 has accepted the position at the college’s research station in Eastern Kentucky.
Resources,” Wilson said. “I want all the great things that we have going on right now to continue, and then I want to look for other great opportunities in the region, to be successful for our people, for our employees and for the college.
Wilson will continue in his current position as East Region director for UK Cooperative Extension.
The Robinson Center is located in Quicksand in Breathitt County. Its mission is to increase the long-term income and flow of economic, ecological and social goods and services from the land, natural resources and people of Eastern Kentucky and the Appalachian Region.
“I see RCARS as a unifier for our region, for extension, for research and for the Department of Forestry and Natural
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UK CAFE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION WELCOMES NEW GRADS IN UNIQUE WAY Graduating college amid a global pandemic is far from how 2020 spring graduates envisioned ending their time at our college. Even though they didn’t get to take that famous rite of passage across the Rupp Arena stage, the college’s alumni association is making sure the transition is memorable. “Along with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni, our association felt it was imperative to celebrate our spring graduates,” said Jonathan Furnish, executive director of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Alumni Association. “It would have been easy to send a simple congratulatory message or a nice letter with their diploma, but we wanted them to have something really meaningful.” Furnish worked with a college-wide team to create a celebration box for graduates. The box welcomes them into the alumni association and includes the usual new graduate information that will help them stay connected to and involved with the college. This is where tradition ends and
the celebration begins. Each box contains a confetti launcher, tech tattoos for their favorite devices, a business card holder and a commemorative print that will remind graduates what the college means to them. We asked Kentucky artist Rachael Sinclair to represent every major from the college and fit it into the shape of the state,” Furnish said. “What she came up with is a beautiful representation of what our college offers including some familiar campus landmarks.”
Furnish and the team included a card to guide graduates online to view a congratulatory video featuring a message from Dean Nancy Cox, college alumni and familiar faculty. “We recognize this is not the way most graduates wanted to bid farewell to their time at UK,” Furnish said. “We wanted to show them we are very proud of all they have accomplished and that we are cheering them on in their future careers and endeavors. We really hope they stay in touch and get involved in the alumni association.”
UK COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT STUDENT ELECTED TO NATIONAL MANRRS OFFICER TEAM The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment has a tradition of a strong, nationally recognized chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. That tradition continues with UK MANRRS member Jahqethea Johnson stepping up to the national stage as the next undergraduate student vice president for Region III. “I feel great about being elected to represent Region III,” she said. “This officer year has started with many adversities given the pandemic, but it’s given our executive team the opportunity
to strategize and challenge ourselves to make sure we live up to promoting and supporting the advancement of our members in the agriculture industry.” Johnson, who is studying agricultural economics, looks forward to working with the officer team to bridge the gap between MANRRS chapters and creating opportunities to partner with various companies in the agricultural industry throughout the year. MANRRS focuses on developing future leaders in the agricultural sector through training and providing employers with
a highly skilled, diverse workforce that includes individuals from traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups.
Life Members OF THE UK COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Dr. Debra K. Aaron Mr. Charles O. Abernathy Mr. Billy J. Adams Mr. Clyde S. Adams Mr. David B. Adams Mr. Eldred E. Adams, Jr. Mr. Raymond L. Adams Mr. Kevin D. Addington Mr. Darold J. Akridge Mr. Patrick S. Aldridge Mr. Cyrus R. Alexander Daniel P. Allard Mr. Stephen M. Allard Mrs. Rosie L. Allen Mr. George Phillip Altman Ms. Jorga W. Altman Mr. Robert H. Amburgey III Mr. James C. Ammerman Mr. William H. Amos, Jr. Mr. Corey & Mrs. Chelsey Anderson Mrs. Lauren A. Anderson Ms. Ann W. Anderson Mr. James K. Andrew Dr. Lisa A. Appeddu Mr. David R. Appelman Dr. Raymond L. Ard Mr. Fred S. Arms Mr. Kevin S. Armstrong Mr. Ronald W. Arnett Mr. Craig L. Arnold Ms. Suzanne M. Arnold Mr. Preston Art Dr. Arthur K. Asbury Chris A. Ashby Mr. Marc B. Ashby Mr. John T. Ashby Mr. Kevin Lee Atherton Mr. Gerald W. Atkinson Ms. Beth E. Atwood Mr. Lowell Atwood Ms. Jennifer Saylor Austin Dr. David J. Averbeck Mr. Edward M. Ayer Mr. Steven Michael Bach Mr. Gerald R. Bach Gregory L. Bach, DVM Lt. Col. Robert M. Bach Mr. Joseph V. Back Mrs. Alice W. Baesler Dr. Ernest F. Bailey Mr. Carroll D. Bailey Mr. Danny G. Bailey Mr. David A. Baird Mr. Bland K. Baird Mr. Jerry C. Baird Mr. James L. Bake Mr. John M. Baker Mr. John P. Baker Mr. Shad J. Baker Mr. Howard N. Baker Ms. Judy Banks Mr. Kirk E. Barbieri Ms. Barbara Ann Barclay Mrs. Sally Reed Barclay Mr. Randy D. Barker Mr. Jason M. Barlow Mrs. Lisa G. Barlow Mr. H. H. Barlow III Molly Ruggles Barnes Mr. Joe R. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Barney O. Barnett Dr. and Mrs. Randall Barnett Mr. Norman R. Barnhart Mrs. Josephine H. Barrows Mrs. Ruth T. Bateman Mr. Robert J. Bauer Mrs. Cassinda Sparrow Bechanan Mr. Cecil D. Bell, Jr. Mr. Harold C. Benge Mrs. Karen H. Bennett Mr. and Mrs. Gerald T. Benock Ms. Kathy Reding Bergren Mr. Michael L. Bernard Dr. Mark J. Bertram Mr. Shelby T. Bertram Mr. David L. Best Mrs. Theresa H. Bethel Mr. Jeffrey M. Bewley Mr. Michael S. Bibb Mr. James M. Bicknell Mr. David A. Bird Timothy R. Bishop Mr. Tyler Edward Bitzer Mr. and Mrs. Ryan D. Bivens Mr. Roger L. Black Charles W. Black Maj. Gen. Carl D. Black Mr. Joseph Patrick Bland Mr. Steven J. Blanford Mrs. Mary H. Blaydes Dr. Robert L. Blevins Ms. Laura Holt Boggess Mr. Jim Boling Dr. Alessandro Bonanno Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bondurant Mrs. Francine F. Bonny Mr. D. Tom Bonzo Ms. Lindsey Taylor Boone Mr. Patrick J. Boova
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JOHN CALVIN PEEK AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;00 By Aimee Nielson
ohn Peek grew up on a Lincoln County farm where his father and his grandfather raised beef cattle and hay in the King’s Mountain community. He was always involved in agriculture and active in 4-H and FFA, but he didn’t head straight to the University of Kentucky after high school. “I participated in the Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Leaders in Agriculture program,” he said. “I met my first college roommate through that program, and we went to Somerset Community College for two years before I transferred to UK to finish my degree in agricultural economics.” With an emphasis in finance and a minor in business, Peek absorbed knowledge and skills he could use to improve his registered Angus seedstock operation, Ridgeland Angus. He said being part of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment meant more than just a solid education for a successful career. He relied on his faculty and mentors for much more.
“ “When I was having a particularly difficult day with school, I would go visit with Loys Mather (retired professor of agricultural economics),” he said. “He would always talk me off the ledge and help me see things in a way that helped me move forward.”
” After graduating UK in 2000, Peek went back to the farm and took a full-time position with Central Kentucky Ag Credit in Stanford. He is now a senior loan officer. In this role, he works with farmers in 17 Central Kentucky counties to help them carry on their family farming legacies. For students pursuing similar career paths, Peek said it is vital to learn to wear multiple hats. “I have to know how to speak knowledgeably about sales, accounting, real estate and law,” he said. “You have to learn a little about a lot of things to facilitate the loan process for clients. You have to be able to form relationships with
people and let them know you understand where they are coming from.” Peek was fortunate to have a scholarship that paid for most of his college expenses and said it made a huge difference as he graduated without debt weighing him down. Peek and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 16 years. Together they bought the family farm, where they raise their children, Kalyn, 14 and Will, 11. Peek now focuses on hay and cattle in his “spare” time. “My operation is small, about 20 cows,” he said. continued on pg. 16
“I concentrate on quality. My goal is to try and make the best all-around animal I can.” Focusing first on maternal quality, Peek also tries to improve growth and carcass merit. All Ridgeland Angus cattle are genetically tested, and Peek uses artificial insemination and embryo transfer to support his goals. “I really enjoy the cattle,” he said. “For me, the challenge is to continually make them better and, in the process, help my bull buyers continually improve their own herds.” One thing Peek would change about his years at UK is his involvement in extracurricular activities. “I would encourage students to be involved in clubs and activities that support their major,” he said. “I had a great roommate and didn’t prioritize those activities, but I feel like I missed out on meeting a lot of great people and I know I would have made more contacts and relationships that would be helpful for my future.”
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HOMETOWN: Harrodsburg, Kentucky ACTIVITIES:
+Student Ambassador +Former State Kentucky 4-H President +Parasitology Student Research in Gluck Equine Research Center +Veterinary Assistant +Pre-Vet Club Q: What led you to choose the
my goals. Those strangers quickly became friends, and friends became family.
A: I come from a long line of University of Kentucky graduates. My great-grandfather was involved in UK’s original tobacco research initiatives. I was exposed to the college through 4-H and FFA events such as Ag Field Day and State 4-H Teen Conference. My first time on campus, I immediately fell in love with the old oak trees and beautiful infrastructure. With so many ties to the University and Central Kentucky, it was an easy choice for me to decide to go to UK and be a student in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
Q: How is the college preparing you for your future?
College of Agriculture, Food and Environment?
Q: What does the college mean
to you? Describe your overall experience.
A: When I think of CAFE, several words come to mind including community, inclusion, opportunity and family. The entire agriculture campus as a whole is a community, I guarantee there was not a single time in my four years of undergraduate work that I walked through the ag deli without seeing a familiar face. Nor did I pass through the halls without passing a smiling face. These little interactions made a big university become a small community. Similarly, students of all backgrounds, rural or urban, found a niche within the college. From the first time I walked onto the campus, seemingly strangers believed in me and opened numerous doors of opportunity for me to achieve
A: I have had once-in-a-lifetime experiences and gained handson experience I will need in the veterinary field. I have been fortunate to participate in multiple experiential learning opportunities, from studying abroad in France to working in stockyards with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Through other school-sanctioned events, I have been able to travel across the United States for research and student leadership conferences. A majority of my classes in the animal science program have been handson, where we visited one of the many UK farms in the area to work oneon-one with horses and livestock. These classes and experiences not only helped me get accepted into veterinary school, but also, they began to lay foundations to my understanding of animal handling, body systems and behavior. These will be the foundations I will build on in veterinary school. Q: Where do you see yourself in 15 years? A: Since childhood, my lifelong dream has been to become a mixed animal veterinarian. UK and CAFE helped me turn that dream into a reality. This past year I applied, interviewed, and was accepted
into Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. I will begin my four-year journey to a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in the fall of 2020. In 15 years, I envision myself having returned to my ‘Old Kentucky Home’ to work in a small community to ensure the health of large and small animals. Once I’m back in the Bluegrass, I plan to attend UK Alumni events and cheer on the Cats every chance I get.
Q: Why would you recommend the college to future students? A: This College is much more than just an educational institution, it’s a community of diverse individuals coming from all corners of the world to support one common goal - the future of agriculture and a sustainable world. The faculty in our College are unmatched and will work just as hard towards a student’s success as the student does. There are more than 80 clubs and organizations in the College that make it easy for students to seek out their interests and explore new ones. Through courses, clubs and student-led organizations, students will find friends that will become family. Every individual in the College will also have numerous opportunities to learn beyond the walls of the classroom. THE AMBASSADOR
BASIC NEEDS AND PERSISTENCE FUND IS VITAL FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HARDSHIPS, ESPECIALLY DURING A PANDEMIC
Spring 2020 brought major changes to our world and university. In the face of a global pandemic, faculty, staff and students at the University of Kentucky quickly pivoted to complete the spring semester in a brand new format. The rapid transition to online education, and the resulting move of students from campus, was necessary as part of our broader moral responsibility to help preserve the health and safety of our campus and community. Although necessary, these decisions resulted in additional hardship for many of our students. For some of our students, these changes created challenges including access and affordability of basic needs like food and housing, loss of part-time work in the greater Lexington area, internet access and connectivity needs to complete coursework, and additional hardware like computers and tablets for educational use. The Basic Needs and Persistence Fund is the primary mechanism at UK to help students in their time of need. This fund provides services and support for students experiencing varying degrees of uncertainity around basic needs and/or financial distress, which may otherwise prevent them from continuing their education. The importance of this fund and the impact it can have only grows during a time of crisis. In this emergency, hundreds of donors came froward to support our students.
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Through their generous gifts, more than $100,000 was awarded to students across the university. This united show of support provided urgently needed tools and encouragement to our students and their families. To those who have given and continue to give to The Basic Needs and Persistence Fund, thank you. Your enduring support of the Univerity of Kentucky and our students is so appreciated. Gifts to this fund ensure that every student, regardless of their financial position, has access to higher education and helps to fulfill our commitment as the University of, for, and with Kentucky.
If you are interested in supporting The Basic Needs and Persistence Fund, visit: https://uky.networkforgood. com/causes/10124-emergencyassistance-and-relief-fund. If you know a student who is experiencing hardship or a student who is in need, visit: https://www. uky.edu/concern/ and select â&#x20AC;&#x153;Report a Concernâ&#x20AC;?.
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