Dr. Lindell Ormsbee 

Executive Director

The first Director of the Tracy Farmer Center, Dr. Ormsbee has once again taken over leadership as the Executive Director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.  Dr. Ormsbee also serves in leadership positions  in several other environmental management groups  including  directorship  of the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute,  The Kentucky  Center for Excellence  Water shed Management and is an associate director of the UK Superfund Research Center. Dr. Ormsbee has made a career-long commitment to the natural environment of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and he has an extensive network of academic and industry  contacts to aid TFISE in acheiving the next phase of our strategic plan. 

Dr. Krista Jacobsen, Ph.D.

Associate Director

Dr. Krista Jacobsen has been named the new Associate Director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment. Dr. Jacobsen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture. Her research in sustainable agriculture systems and her leadership in the Sustainable Agriculture program involvement with the Presidents Sustainability Advisory Council and Food Systems Initiative Steering Committee, positions her to provide strong leadership to established programming while shepherding the institute into a new phase of growth in research activities.


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