A. Lee Meyer

  • lmeyer@uky.edu
  • (859) 257-7276
  • (859) 323-1913
  • 416 Charles E. Barnhart Building
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington KY 40546-0276
  • Extension Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

Professional Profile

Extension Professor

Agricultural and Livestock Marketing, Sustainable Agriculture, Farm Transitions and Beginning Farmer Programs, Direct Marketing, Grass-based Beef Production

Career Highlights

Work in Thailand on a farming systems project (1984-86) Work in Poland on a project to create a Polish ag extension program (1991-92) Appointment as one of the few Extension Specialists in Sustainable Agriculture in the U.S. Election as one of two faculty representatives on the UK Presidential Search committee.

About My Work

Sustainable Agriculture is the combining of environment, economics and community aspects of our food system. We are continuously challenged to improve at least some elements of our system, without damage to others. Our work in this area is a team effort of colleagues at UK, community partners and clientele. Having the opportunity to help create a sustainable food system -- which will meet our needs long into the future is greatly satisfying, and fun. (I get many opportunities to eat great food!)

Highlighted Publications

Brislen, Lely, Woods, T.A., Meyer, Lee, Routt, Nathan; Grasshoppers Distribution โ€“ Lessons Learned and Lasting Legacy; University of Kentucky College of Ag, Food and Environment, Special Report SR โ€“ 108, January, 2015.

Bomford, Michael, Lee Meyer, Thomas Sikora, Will Martin, Sam McNeil, Mike Montross, Edwin Ritchey and Chad Lee; Organic Corn Production in Kentucky; University of Kentucky College of Ag, Food and Environment, ID โ€“225; January, 2015.


Ph.D.Purdue University 1980

M.S.Purdue University 1977

B.S.St. Joseph College 1975