University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Welcome to where the college comes for environmental programs outreach services. 



On-going Events

CAFE Seminar Series
Sustainability Awards
Sustainable Agriculture & Food System's
     First Friday


Favorite Links

College of Agriculture:
    The Climate Change Working Group
    The Invasive Species Working Group
   Sustainable Agriculture Working Group




Current Programs & Events


How's My Waterway Webinar

EPA will be hosting a free webinar on Wed, April 23rd from 1pm - 2 pm Eastern to detail the new enhancements to How's My Waterway, a mobile friendly website that enables users to easily access water quality information for their local lakes, rivers, and streams. The mobile friendly website has proven popular with the general public and more technical users alike because of its plain-English approach, map and list formats, simple design, and rapid retrieval of local-scale information. The enhanced version includes, among other things, drinking water source protection areas, watershed information, information on local permits that limit pollutant discharges, and National fish habitat partnerships to restore waterways to protect and improve fish habitats. EPA water scientist Doug Norton, who developed How's My Waterway, will discuss the new enhancements and provide practical examples of how the tool can be used by various audiences. 

Visit How's My Waterway



Greenhouse Living Learning Community


Comming Fall 2014 is a new Living Learning Community with a focus on the Enivronment and Sustainability. The Greenhouse will be located in the new Woodland Glen II building, which will be finished in time for August move in, and will have a LEED-Silver "green" rating. Application is open to Freshmen and Sophmores, but Upper Classmen are encouraged to apply to be peer mentors.

Greenhouse is a partnership between the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the College of Arts and Sciences. The directors are Carmen Agouridis (BAE), Mary Arthur (Forestry), Shannon Bell (Sociology), and Alan Fryar (Earth & Environmental Sciences)  


Click here for the UKNow Press Release

Click here for the Greenhouse page 



Construction Begins on Rain Garden

  Soon, the grassy area around C.E. Barnhart, the Good Barn, and the Gluck Equire Research Center will be a place for research into Drainage and Water Quality Issues. With grants for the UK Student Sustainability Council and LFUCG Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program, Drs. Carmen Agouridis (BAE) and Brian Lee (Landscape Architecture) have designed the rain garden for research and to help improve water quality on campus and throughout Fayette County.

Read More Here



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Research Spotlight: John Obrycki

John Obrycki is the Chair for the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, and was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS is the world's largest general scientific organization and is dedicated to advance science in order to benefit all people. Obrycki was nominated for his work with ecological effects of transgenic crops on biological predators and his studies on predatory insects and their roles in biological control.

Obrycki was nominated as fellow by Dr. Joy Bergelson, Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Obrycki is the 18th fellow from Kentucky, and the third UK Entomologist. The award will be presented in February at the AAAS's annual meeting.  Click here for the full article...