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UK Ag Professor Named in Top 40 Under 40 By Aimee Nielson

University of Kentucky in 1998, then went on to purse a Master’s degree in Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bewley rom his early life on a dairy farm in Rineyville, Jeffrey landed back at UK after earning a Doctorate in Dairy Science at Purdue University. He is currently an associate extension professor for the UK Bewley has been committed College of Agriculture, Food and to animal agriculture. Environment. Recently he was honored by He said working at a landgrant university allows him Vance Publishing Corporation opportunities to work in extension, Agribusiness Group as one of teaching and research and to see its top “40 Under 40”. The award how all those things complement recognizes people who are each other. making a significant contribution “I’m interested in improving to America’s food system. dairy farmers’ and cows’ well“These are 40 of the brightest being,” he said. “I focus on leaders in the agriculture industry, implementing precision dairy and we hope readers of all our brands technology, mastitis prevention, are inspired by the work these young cow comfort, preventing lameness people are doing,” said Greg Johnson, and decision economics.” editorial director of the Agribusiness Although his love of the dairy Group and editor of The Packer. business has motivated him to be Bewley started out working on his passionate about his job, Bewley grandfather Hilary Skee’s dairy farm. said his students and innovative “My grandfather really encouraged farmers are the ones who really my interest in dairy cattle from inspire him to get things done. a young age,” he said. “He set an “I’m always excited to see PHOTO: Steve Patton, UK Agricultural Communications example for me as someone who how the dairy farmers I work with Specialist cared equally about dairy cows and continue to improve their operations,” the dairy business. I was lucky to he said. “I also look forward to each have many other mentors in high school, college, graduate school and new set of students I get to work with. Their enthusiasm really keeps the dairy industry. Today, I am most inspired by the enthusiastic students me going.” and innovative farmers I get to work with every day.” More information about the 40 Under 40 award program and this Bewley earned his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the years’ honorees is available online at


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