Krista Lea

Horse Pasture Evaluation Program Coordinator
Extension
Research
Staff

krista.lea1@uky.edu
Phone (859) 257-0597

Agriculture Science Building Noth
Lexington KY 40546

Curriculum Vitae
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Professional Profile

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

2014 Lea, K., L. Smith, C. Gaskill, R. Coleman and S.R. Smith. Ergovaline Stability in Tall Fescue Based on Sample Handling and Storage Methods. Frontiers in Chemistry, 2. Doi: 10.3389/fchem.2014.00076.

2012 Smith, S.R[1]., K. Cotten, R. Allman, R. Watson, K. Sena and T. Keene. Grazing and Pasture Management Considerations from Around the World. Forages and Grazing in Horse Nutrition. Vol. 132, pp 197-208.

Awards and Honors

2014 3rd place in Emerging Scientist Contest, American Forage and Grassland Council Conference, Memphis, TN. January 12-14.

2013 2nd place in Master’s division of Graduate Student Mini-Symposium, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. August 27.

2013 Grad Student Spotlight in Bluegrass Equine Digest, April issue.

2010 1st place Forage Bowl Team at American Forage and Grassland Council Conference, Springfield, MO. June 21-23

Extension Programs

Seminars

2014 Lea, K. Understanding Forages for Horses. Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Breeding Clinic, Lexington, KY. May 30-June 1.

2013 Cotten, K. Understanding Forages for Horses. Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Breeding Clinic, Lexington, KY. May 31-June 2.

2013 Keene, T.C. and K. Cotten. Forage Innovations that Improve Production and Make You More Money. Professional Crop Producers Conference, Lancaster, PA. February 19-21.

2013 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Proven methods to Reestablish Horse Pasture. Pastures Please!, Lexington, KY. February 18.

2013 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Evaluating and Maintaining Your Pastures. 4th Annual Kentucky Breeders’ Short Course, Lexington, KY. January 19.

2012 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Pasture Management Concepts for the Horse Farm Manager. 14th annual Hagyard Bluegrass Symposium, Lexington, KY. November 1-4.

2012 Cotten, K. and S.R. Smith. New Findings in Understanding and Managing Tall Fescue and the Endophyte in Kentucky Horse Pastures. Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, Lexington, KY. October 24.

2012 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Fertility Management in Horse Pastures. Pastures Please!. Winchester, KY. January 31.

2012 Smith, S.R., T. Keene and K. Cotten. Horse Pastures: How Much Tall Fescue is Too Much? Kentucky Cattlemen’s / Kentucky Horse Council Annual Conference. Lexington, KY. January 12-14

2011 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Managing Pastures While Grazing. Kentucky Equine Networking Association, Lexington, KY. May 19.

2011 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Equine Pasture Establishment after Dry Summer and Fall. Pastures Please!, Georgetown, KY. February 1.

2011 Smith, S.R. and K. Cotten. Small Acreage Management. Kentucky Horse Council Annual Conference. Lexington, KY. January 13-14.

Education

2014 M.S. Integrated Plant and Soil Science. Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2009 B.S. Animal Science, Animal Industry Option with Equine Focus.  Department of Animal and Food Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2007 Spring Breeding and Foaling, Graduate. Kentucky Equine Management Internship. Lexington, KY.

Areas of Interest

equine extension, equine research, Extension, Forages, Plant and Soil