Thursday, June 11, 2020

Virtual Field Day: Choosing the Best Forage Variety

There are some upcoming forage related programs coming up that I wanted to make you aware of, sorry for the short notice on the first one. They can all be found, and more at the UK Forge event web page: The events are scheduled, If you are interested in forage or are thinking about renovating a pasture, the field day tomorrow would be a good one to attend.

Plan to attend the upcoming KFGC/UK Virtual Field Day from the comfort of your home. Although we are all looking forward to in-person field days in the near future (hopefully), for now KFGC and UK specialists are working hard to find alternatives to deliver important information. The virtual field day will include a video tour of the UK Forage Variety Test plots managed by Gene Olson. We will show the performance of varieties of tall fescue, orchardgrass, red and white clover, alfalfa and many other forage species. The field day will include presentations by UK specialists on how to choose the best varieties for you farm and your individual hay fields and pastures. To join the field day use the following link:


September 8, Kentucky Grazing School Woodford County


October 27, 28, 29 – Kentucky Grazing Conference, Conference is one day, but at three locations: Winchester, Elizabethtown, and Wester KY.


Ken Andries


Ken Andries, Ph.D.

Interim Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment

Associate Professor, Animal Science

College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment

Kentucky State University

CEB 105/113

Office: 502-597-5094

Cell: 502-229-8719


Friday, June 5, 2020

You’ve Goat This: Wisdom to Get You Through the Good, Baaad, and Everything in Between

You’ve Goat This:
Wisdom to Get You Through the Good, the Baaad, and Everything in Between
Featuring Heartwarming Photos of the Adult and Baby Goat StarsGuaranteed to Give Everyone in the Family a Big Smile!


Given the stressful times we’re living in, it’s no surprise that adorable animal photos are in high demand. But while puppies and kittens have little to add, good-natured goats have it all and can teach us to take life by the horns! With their philosopher’s beards, stately horns, and outgoing charm, these versatile animals know that working hard is just as important as cuddling up. Whether they are hopping up the peaks of mountains, through the treetops, or onto the backs of cows, goats are natural masters of balance, famed for their brains, brawn, and bawdy good humor.

In You’ve Goat This: Wisdom to Get You Through the Good, Baaad, and Everything in Between (Apollo Publishers; June 9; Hardcover: $17.99/ISBN: 978-19480-6250-3), the wily, lovable stars of the Instagram sensation Goats Gone Grazing Acres (38,500 followers) are featured in vibrant, smile-inducing full-color photos taken on their Kentucky farm, along with inspirational quotes on everything from health, romance, family, and work to finding yourself and learning to stop being riddled by your human insecurities.

The book, sure to brighten any darkened day, brims with:
  • Photos divided into chapters such as: Ewe Can Do It!, Thinking Outside the Barn, The Udder Half, and much more!
  • Quotes from the likes of Joan Rivers (“I don’t exercise. If God wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”), Blake Lively (“It’s the choice you have to wake up every day and say, “There’s no reason today can’t be the best day of my life.”), Mr. T (“I pity the fool who just gives up.”), and many more!
  • 200 photos of goats paired with motivating quotes on staying true to yourself and living life to the fullest.
GOATS GONE GRAZING ACRES, based in Western Kentucky, is a small, loving goat farm run by former city folk Jessi and Josh Pottebaum. They opened their doors in 2009 with two goats, Suzie Q and Sophie Lou, and now care for 54 goats, whose pictures have gone viral on Instagram (@goats_gone_grazing_acres) and been featured in Buzzfeed and Mashable.