University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Outstanding Staff Award

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Outstanding Staff Awards Program began in 1998 and is sponsored by Gamma Sigma Delta Agriculture Honorary Society, UK AG and HES Alumni Association, and Partners in Agriculture.  The recognition program is held annually as part of the Staff Appreciation Day during Roundup week.  Each year up to seven individuals are honored for their dedicated, steadfast, competent and outstanding service to the college.


Nominations for the 2015 Outstanding Staff Awards are due by 3:00 EST, on August 3, 2015. 

Prior Recipients


2014 CAFE Outstanding Staff Award Photos



 2014 Outstanding Staff Award recipients 

Administrative Support- Campus
Helen Williams
UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 



Administrative Support- Off Campus
Kitty Simpson
Hopkins County Cooperative Extension



Shari Dutton


Service/Maintenance/Skilled Crafts
Terry Shelton
UK Research and Education Center/ Western Kentucky Substation



James Ash
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering


Sara Lawson
Plant and Soil Sciences


David Higginbotham
Animal and Food Sciences


Service/Maintenance/Skilled Crafts
Jeff Allen
Facilities Management