Nestled among the mountains and knobs and blanketed across the western plains, family farms always have played a crucial role in Kentucky’s culture and in the lives of her people. As part of a land-grant institution, the UK College of Agriculture is dedicated to bettering Kentuckians’ lives and sustaining that rich culture by improving the sustainability of Kentucky’s ag and food system — in short, finding methods so our people can “farm forever.”
Sustainable agriculture is a system of food and production that protects the environment, provides economic well-being and is socially responsible. In practical terms, that means reducing soil erosion, minimizing use of chemicals and using them responsibly, finding ways to make farms profitable, investing in rural communities, and keeping food prices reasonable.
From preparing the next generation of agricultural professionals to cutting edge research and outreach programs, our faculty and professional staff have their eyes on the future health of the Commonwealth and the region.
We invite you to explore this site. We hope that through its links and publications we will provide answers to your questions, spark discussion and excite you about all the possibilities a sustainable system offers.
We all want a healthy environment, a thriving economy and a more sustainable food system. UK’s College of Agriculture and its partners are on track to help that happen.