• Update from UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

    Dean Nancy Cox
    July 8, 2020

    With President Capilouto’s recent announcement of the intention to return to in-person classes on August 17 for the fall semester, herein is a brief update on the college’s planning process. To the extent possible as dictated by the health of the campus, space constraints from social distancing and student learning objectives, courses are expected to be delivered predominantly face‐to‐face. Safety and compliance with health guidelines drive our decisions. Planning for the fall semester is... Continue Reading

  • Protecting Mental Health During Social Distancing

    Sydney Beidleman
    April 13, 2020

    People by nature are social creatures. The average person has 12 social interactions per day*. Each interaction creates a risk for spreading COVID-19.  Although social distancing is effective at reducing the spread of the virus, the unintended consequences can result in social isolation accompanied by intense feelings of anxiety, fear, loneliness, and depression -- especially for those who reside alone within their residence. Maintaining mental health during these uncertain times is... Continue Reading

  • Resources for Asian and Asian American Community

    Mia Farrell
    April 10, 2020

    Keiko Tanaka has been very gracious to gather resources for Asian and Asian American members within our College and University. Please share these resources.

    Web PageResource for the Asian & Asian American Community at UK and Beyond

    PDF: Resources for the... Continue Reading

  • Update from UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

    Dean Nancy Cox
    March 26, 2020

    Dear CAFE Community, Alumni, Partners and Friends

    During these uncertain times, be assured that at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment we continue to work every day to bring answers and stability to our students, families farms, forests and communities across the Commonwealth.

    Throughout our more than 150-year history, as our states and nation faced imposing challenges and strife, scientists at land grant universities have responded. We have... Continue Reading

  • Continuity Plan Submitted to Provost

    Dean Nancy Cox
    March 24, 2020


    The college’s continuity plan has been submitted and is currently under review.


    Thank you for providing input to various members of our team.  You should know that many central offices at UK have complimented our college for its readiness and teamwork in these unique times.

    Thanks also to our Continuity of... Continue Reading

  • President Capilouto's announcement this morning about campus activities

    Dean Nancy Cox
    March 17, 2020

    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... Continue Reading

  • Coronavirus update

    Dean Nancy Cox
    March 16, 2020

    CAFE faculty and staff,

    The college, along with the entire university, continues to adjust as we work to provide our students with online courses while also ensuring the health and safety of the entire college community and Kentucky citizens.

    To provide you with college specific information, we have created a website https://www.ca.uky.edu/coronavirus. We will continually update this site with the latest information so please check... Continue Reading

  • Important Senate Council Message Regarding Academic Policies in Response to COVID-19


    March 15, 2020

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Senate Council met for four hours in a special session on Friday, March 13 to discuss academic policy matters related to our current unprecedented situation. We applaud UK’s efforts to help us all help our students to continue their education with as little disruption as possible. We all need to take necessary precautions to stay healthy, while working hard to maintain student success, academic freedom and the well-being of all members of our university community... Continue Reading

  • Help for Faculty Moving to Online Instruction

    Carmen Agouridis
    March 12, 2020

    In CAFE, we (myself, Chris Canjar, Chad Jennings, and Brian Lee) will continue to hold help sessions for Zoom, Canvas, and Google’s suite of products. We are also happy to work with you on ideas for placing your course(s) online. 

    The help sessions are in Ag North N24 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, are drop in (no appointment necessary), and will... Continue Reading

  • Emergency Operations Group Formed

    Dean Nancy Cox
    March 12, 2020

    Dear CAFE Community

    As we work through the considerable uncertainty surrounding the impact of the worldwide coronavirus threat on our community, we are getting new information constantly from many sources.  President Capilouto and a senior management team have developed a robust team at the central university level to ensure the safety and health of the university. 

    Likewise, the college has formed strong Emergency Operations Group coordinated by Tim West, who is a main campus... Continue Reading