Portait of Davis Jackson

"A degree in Plant & Soil Science helped me prepare for a career in agriculture by providing a meaningful and practical set of skills that I use in my everyday work activities. Agricultural companies, recognize and value the skills that agronomy graduates offer when they enter the workforce. The combination of a challenging curriculum and a good relationship with my academic advisor enabled my current success."

-Lee Davis Jackson, Fall '12
Assistant Plant Coordinator, Hybrid Seed Corn Production Site
DowAgroSciences, LLC.

Portrait of Carrie Butts

“UK's Plant and Soil Science program prepared me for my future grad school study. Not only was I equipped with a solid understanding of the concepts related to agronomy, but also my professors ensured that I had a practical understanding of the application of these concepts. In my career I hope to be able to pursue research that can one day make a difference.”

-Carrie Butts, Spring '12
Graduate Research Fellow in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Cytogenetics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Portrait of Ryan Keller

“The classes I took in UK CAFE help me every day in my career in row crop agriculture. My degree taught me not only the fundamentals of agronomy but that I can have an impact on the planet with my current position at the global company, Dow AgroSciences.”


-Ryan Keller, Fall '10
Sales Representative
DowAgroSciences, LLC.


Lauren Settles

“Graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors in Plant and Soil Science (crops and livestock option), has allowed me to teach many diverse 4-H programs.  With my degree I have had the educational background necessary to teach about floral design, livestock species, agronomy, agriculture financing, and more. The experience and education I received at the University of Kentucky has opened many doors in my career.  I am thankful every day that I chose the College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment and the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences for my collegiate career.” 

-Lauren Settles, Spring ‘16
Extension Agent, 4-H Programming
Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service