Dr. Andries is an animal scientist, specializing in goats. He is working to assess the potential of grazing as an organic weed management tactic.
Dr. Antonious is a natural products chemist. He is developing botanical insecticides from tomatoes and peppers. The products he develops will be suitable for use on organic farms.
Dr. Bomford's research and extension efforts at Kentucky State University focused on organic and sustainable production systems. He now works at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Mr. Cambron works on developing renewable energy systems to
support organic farms.
Ms. Crabtree's work on pawpaw, blackberry, and other fruit
adapted to Kentucky includes experimentation with organic
Dr. Dasgupta is an agricultural economist, with expertise in
marketing. He is leading KSU's "Farming for Cash" program,
which teaches small-scale farmers how to grow and market
high-value specialty products, such as organic crops.
Mr. Lowe's work on pawpaw, blackberry, and other fruit adapted to Kentucky includes experimentation with organic production techniques.
Dr. Pomper is the Associate Director of Research at KSU. He also develops new production techniques for fruit crops -- especially berries and pawpaw. He is developing organic management tactics for pawpaw and blackberry.
Mr. Rivers runs KSU's Outreach and Assistance to Socially Disadvantaged Farmers, Ranchers, and Foresters Program. He notifies limited resource and minority farmers of USDA programs available to them, and helps them develop alternative farming enterprises, including certified organic operations.
Dr. Sedlacek is an entomologist, with a background in ecology. He studies ways to attract beneficial insects to organic land to reduce the need for pesticides.
Mr. Silvernail has focused on organic crop production for several years. He is currently working with Dr. Bomford, to evaluate effects of farm scale on sustainability.
Dr. Simon is the SARE state coordinator and KSU's Small Farm Program director. She develops training programs for small farmers and extension agents in Kentucky. She coordinates KSU's innovative Third Thursday Thing programs, which include regular workshops for farmers considering organic production, marketing, and risk management.
Dr. Topè is a microbiologist, working on food safety and nutrition projects. His work includes food safety assessments of organic farming systems.
Dr. Wang is a nutritional scientist. He examines the effects of different farming techniques -- including organic practices -- on nutrient composition and food quality.
Dr. Webster studies honeybees. He produces honey without using synthetic pesticides. He is interested in working with Kentucky beekeepers who want to make organic honey.