On January 3, 2017 Dr. Chris Teutsch officially started as the UK Forage Extension Specialist in Princeton, KY. Dr. Teutsch earned his BS in 1994 and MS in 1996 in Crop Science from The Ohio State University before completing a PhD in Agronomy in 2000 at the University of Kentucky. He was an associate professor at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Virginia Tech for 16 years.
Chris still has two graduate students who are completing their degrees at VT and will move his family to KY after his oldest son graduates from high school this June, but he has jumped into his new position with both feet. Chris has already given a keynote presentation at the recent Kentucky Cattleman’s Association annual meeting and will soon give one of the keynote presentations at the 36th Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference Feb. 21 in Cave City. As we did in Forage News back in August, on behalf of the UK Forage Extension Program, we would like to thank all of you who supported filling this position and ask that you join us in welcoming Dr. Teutsch when you see him at meetings around the state. You can read the text of Chris’s presentation under “Forages at KCA” in the Proceedings section of the UK Forage website.