Agriculture Education & Student Life
These articles are about agriculture education opportunities for students of all ages. Kentucky has several programs that work to teach younger students about agriculture, food, conservation, and consumerism. The commonwealth is also home to several colleges, universities, and vocational schools that will prepare students for jobs in an agricultural field.
The University of Kentucky Department of Agricultural Economics’ Academic Bowl team recently earned back-to-back national championships.
The team won the double elimination tournament at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s annual meeting from July 31-Aug.1 in Chicago.
Together with the World Food Prize Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture selected a University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment student as one of 29 USDA Wallace-Carver Fellows.
An equestrian for the past 15 years, University of Kentucky junior Anna Intartaglio loves everything about horses. It’s no surprise she jumped at the chance to spend her summer conducting research that’s meaningful to the industry. As an intern in the UK Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, she has gained a deeper understanding of the industry she loves so much.
Three chefs have begun work with Kentucky schools in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Chefs in Schools program.
In Kentucky, animal agriculture represents well over half of the ag economy when taking into account all livestock sectors.
Most of this can be attributed to tradition but because of the investments made in the whole industry much of which comes from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, not only has livestock production grown but animal quality remains important and is exceptional in many cases.
As he energetically bounds across the lab checking on high school students while they extract DNA from tall fescue, there’s no question that University of Kentucky instructor Lou Hirsch is passionate about science and teaching. It is with his passion and enthusiasm that Hirsch hopes to show students the human-side of science and make it something that is very real to them and perhaps a potential career.