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Mural of the WKU Farm painted by Barbara DeGraves

Department of Agriculture 2017 - Faculty & Staff

Ecuador 2017

Interested in a WKU Farm Tour?

Please contact DeAnna Durrant at (270) 745-3151 or

ASSET Conference 2016

Industrial Hemp Research

WKU Agriculture is continuing research with industrial hemp in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Hemp Pilot Program. Brett Maxwell, a graduate student in the Department of Agriculture, is conducting research evaluating industrial hemp tolerance to several herbicide chemistries at WKU's Agriculture Research & Education Complex. This information will assist industrial hemp producers in formulating best management practices for weedy pest if the crop becomes legal to grow in Kentucky.

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The Department of Agriculture at Western Kentucky University is part of the Ogden College of Science and Engineering. Classrooms and laboratory facilities for Agriculture are located on the ground, first and second floors of the Environmental Science and Technology Building. The departmental office is in Room 269 of that building.

Our University Farm is located a few miles south of the main campus on HWY 31W. The Farm is 810 acres which includes a Grade A Dairy, a classroom-mechanics laboratory facility, horticulture facilities, a beef handling facility, university beef and horse herds, and crop acreage. The farm serves as a laboratory to deliver "hands-on" educational experiences for our students. The L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center, also located on the Farm, serves as classroom space, as well as a hub for community related agricultural activities. The Expo provides a 315 seat sales arena and a 2,075 seat show arena.

Mission Statement: To prepare students for careers in Agriculture and the Food industries via teaching, applied research and outreach.




Interested in a WKU Farm Tour? 

Please contact DeAnna Durrant at (270) 745-3151 or


WKU Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.







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