University of Kentucky College of Agriculture College of Engineering



John Wilhoit, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Extension Professor

Research Focus

    "The focus of my research program in the area of Specialty Crops Mechanization is on mechanization innovations to help reduce manual labor requirements and improve production. Research activities in burley tobacco production are investigating new harvesting and stripping concepts. Research activities in vegetable production are looking at lower cost automation and mechanization to benefit the widely diverse operations of market growers (selling at farmers markets, on the farm, and through CSA's)."

Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1989.
M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1983.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1981.