Agriculture

Transforming Kentucky's New Economy with EPSCoR

Sponsor name: 
National Science Foundation
UK Department: 
Computational Sciences
Duration: 
09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013

This project will continue the strategy of investing in infrastructure to develop Kentucky's New Economy. It will involve investments in bio-, nano- and cyber-technologies, judged to be critical to the future of Kentucky's prosperity. In these areas, it will focus on the design and synthesis of advanced materials, research on ecological genomics and building expertise in the cyberinfrastructure of the state. It will develop new facilities and establish new faculty and staff positions in these areas.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
John Connolly, connolly@uky.edu

Enhancing the Marketing Skills for East Kentucky Artisans

Sponsor name: 
EQT Foundation
UK Department: 
Area Extension Field Programs
Duration: 
04/01/2010 - 06/30/2011

The immediate measurable objective of this project will be to enhance the skills of 150 artisans in Eastern Kentucky in the area of entrepreneurship development. We anticipate reaching an additional 250 artisans within the next two years after the resource materials are developed.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Charles Stamper, cstamper@email.uky.edu

Long-Lived Wood Products: Carbon and Competitive Advantages for Hardwood Mills

Sponsor name: 
Forest Service
UK Department: 
Forestry
Duration: 
06/01/2009 - 06/30/2011

Recognition by existing voluntary carbon markets, including but not limited to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), of carbon sequestered in long-lived wood products (LLWPs) has provided primary forest industries an o pportunity to capitalize on the sale of carbon credits through their contribution to the production of LLWPs and provide a much needed stream of alternative revenues.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Jeffrey Stringer, stringer@uky.edu

Silvicultural Approaches for Regenerating Upland Stands in the Northern Cumberland Plateau

Sponsor name: 
Department of Agriculture
UK Department: 
Forestry
Duration: 
05/13/2009 - 09/30/2010

In summary, the proposed study will: 1. Evaluate the overall effects of mid story removal on natural and underplanted seedlings seven years following treatment 2. Quantify the relationship between seedling morphological characteristics and subsequent growth and mortality 3. Examine the seven-year response of stand structure to the midstory removal 4. Characterize light, temperature, alid soil moisture regimes within untreat~d stands and stanas receiving midstory control.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
John Lhotka, jmlhot2@email.uky.edu

KyFarmStart

Sponsor name: 
Cooperative State Research Education and Extension
UK Department: 
Agr Economics
Duration: 
09/01/2009 - 08/31/2012

A Common Field: A Whole Farm Management Education Program for Beginning Farmers is designed to provide a basic foundation of production, marketing, management, and networking skills that will give beginning farmers an opportunity to succeed in today's challenging agricultural economy. This project is a Standard BFRDP with a focus on whole farm planning using production and management strategies, and business management and decision support strategies to enhance the long-term viability of beginning farmers. The program will be designed as a tool that can be used for all beginning farmers.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
Alphonse Meyer, lee.meyer@uky.edu

Kentucky AgraAbility

Sponsor name: 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
UK Department: 
Agr Programs
Duration: 
05/01/2010 - 04/30/2014

The objectives of this project are to increase the base capacity for service provision, increase collaboration with organizations that already exist and serve this population, to provide targeted services to underserved populations (i.e. minority, Appalachian, women farmers) and preare for the growing issues of aging farm families.

Please contact the following individual if you have any questions about this project: 
John Hancock - jhancock@email.uky.edu