News Archive: Sustainability
4th annual James B. Beam Institute Bourbon Industry Conference coming in March
Published on Jan. 26, 2023
The three-day conference will address key topics in the spirits industry.
UK leads series of webinars for backyard poultry owners
Published on Jan. 23, 2023
In conjunction with the Universities of Wisconsin, Florida, Minnesota, The Ohio State University and Utah State University, the University of Kentucky will host 10 Zoom sessions in 2023 on everything from reproductive issues to managing poultry flocks on pasture.
C. Oran Little had immeasurable impact on agriculture
Published on Dec. 19, 2022
C. Oran Little provided invaluable services to Kentucky and received substantial national and international recognition.
Registration open for 5th annual Kentucky Local Food Systems Summit
Published on Dec. 14, 2022
Early-bird registration ends Jan. 15.
A year after the tornado, UK Research and Education Center looks back, pushes forward
Published on Dec. 8, 2022
The UKREC is still in recovery mode, but programs and research continue.
From rags to bags: Upcycling research tackles textile and food waste
Published on Nov. 18, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service estimated 31% or 133 billion pounds of the nation’s available food supply went uneaten in 2010. The Environmental Protection Agency found that another 11 million tons of textiles head to landfills each year.
Prestigious NSF award advances UK researcher’s low-cost water treatment work
Published on Oct. 27, 2022
Along the rivers that snake across the Commonwealth, you’ll find a University of Kentucky researcher taking samples to study the health of the water flowing through the state.
UK fellowship students help engage communities local and abroad
Published on Oct. 26, 2022
University of Kentucky students and staff are putting the word “engagement” into action through the Building Prosperity for Rural Communities summer fellowship.
Fifth annual Tree Week set for Oct. 8-16
Published on Oct. 14, 2022
The University of Kentucky’s fifth annual Tree Week is Oct. 8-16.
UK grad students study Kentucky food systems (video)
Published on Oct. 3, 2022
University of Kentucky graduate students from disciplines across UK's campus are studying sustainable food systems in a new class offered for the first time this fall semester.