Aiken, Glen E
Research Animal Scientist
USDA-ARS-MSA-FAPRU-1100 South Limestone
N-220 Ag Sci North, University of Kentucky Campus
Lexington KY 40506
The Forage-Animal Production Research Unit in Lexington, Kentucky is located within the transition zone of the Eastern and Midwestern United States. As this transition zone is a major contributor to forage-animal production in the United States, the unit was established with the mission to improve productivity, profitability, competitiveness and sustainability of forage-based enterprises within the zone. This mission is accomplished through the use of multidisciplinary teams which work to identify, evaluate, and manipulate genetic and physiological factors for the enhancement of food animal and equine health and performance and to improve forage plant persistence, quality, and production.