University of Kentucky College of Agriculture College of Engineering





logo, 100 Years of Extension

The research and Extension efforts of the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) are an important component of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, linking our programs to the people of Kentucky and beyond. The Extension programs provided by BAE are designed to support the educational needs of people in the Commonwealth by supplying the results of past and present research, Extension information, and online educational programs presented in a variety of multimedia formats.


  • This fall, Dr. Taraba traveled to Brazil, where the audiences numbered 650 and 175 respectively, to make presentations on easing thermal stress in cattle and the incidence of mastitis in dairy cattle.
  • Dr. Fehr oversees the Commercial and Residential Energy programs, which seek to increase understanding of a building or home's energy performance.
  • Dr. Higgins manages the Kentucky Ag Water Quality Plan website, a planning tool used by landowners to implement best management practices on their farm. Photo courtesy of UK Agricultural Communications.
  • Dr. Wilhoit's research on tobacco drying and housing methods allows small crews to operate efficiently when tobacco is ready to be harvested.
  • After a year's sabbatical working with industry, Dr. Stombaugh is focusing once again on precision agriculture.