By  March 17, 2020 - 12:04pm

Dear CAFE Community 

I have received many questions following President Capilouto’s system-wide email as to how these plans affect various operations on and off-campus that are unique to our college. Many of these are consumer-facing. Be assured that our leadership and emergency operations team will be developing a plan for our college which is due to the provost by Friday.  Our plans will balance the physical, emotional and financial health of our employees with our responsibilities to serve families, communities, and the agricultural economy of Kentucky.  

On-campus academic operations will be managed by department chairs and unit directors with a view on keeping critical operations going. Some examples would be support for online courses, research operations,  mail delivery, IT functions, and business office functions; there are many more.  

We will be sending plans this Friday to the provost that will include the following:

  • County Extension system
  • UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Division of Regulatory Services
  • Grain and Forage Center/Princeton UKREC
  • Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability
  • Plant Diagnostic Services
  • Soil testing program
  • State Entomologist
  • Research Farm operations 
  • Animal Care operations
  • Research project continuity, including those involving employees who are graduate students 

Please work through your supervisors with questions and we will include those concerns in the overall plan, where possible.

Thanks to all of you for your loyalty and dedication to the college and our clientele.