Ray Smith, Ph.D

Extension Specialist
Professor
Extension
Research
Teaching

raysmith1@uky.edu
Phone (859) 257-3358
Fax (859) 323-1952

Agriculture Science Building Noth
Lexington KY 40546

Professional Profile

Specialty

Forage Extension Specialist

Extension activities include working closely with county agents and producers across the state; conducting applied forage research for Kentucky and the transition zone; helping organize multi-county, state and regional forage conferences; and writing and updating forage extension publications.

Associate Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky. December 2004 – Present.

Associate Professor, Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech. April 2001 – Dec 2004.

Associate Professor, Plant Science Department, University of Manitoba, Canada. April 1996 – April 2001.

Assistant Professor, Plant Science Department, University of Manitoba, Canada. January 1991 – April 1996.

Research/Teaching Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Scaglia, G., J.P. Fontenot, W.S. Swecker Jr., B.A. Corl, H.T. Boland, A.O. Abaye, and R.S. Smith. 2013. Effect of forage type in the stocker phase and its effect on subsequent feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of beef steers. The Professional Animal Scientist 29:133–140. 

McCown, S., M. Brummer, S. Hayes, G. Olson, S. R. Smith*, and L. Lawrence.  2012. Acceptability of teff hay by horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 32(6): 327-331.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Gene Olson

Scaglia, G., J. P. Fontenot,  W. S. Swecker Jr., B. A. Corl, S. K. Duckett, H. T. Boland, S. R. Smith*, and A. O. Abaye. 2012. Perfomance, carcass, and meat characteristics of beef steers finished on 2 different forages or on a high-concentrate diet. The Professional Animal Scientist 28: 194-203. 

 Smith, S.R., L. Schwer, and T.C. Keene. 2009. Tall fescue toxicity for horses: Literature review and Kentucky’s successful pasture evaluation program. Forage and Grazinglands. Published online: doi:10.1094/FG-2009-1102-02-RV. Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Thomas Keene Laura Schwer

Morrison, J.I., S.R. Smith, G.E. Aiken, and L.M. Lawrence. 2009. Composition of horse diets on cool-season grass pastures using microhistological analysis. Forage and Grazinglands. Published online: doi:10.1094/FG-2009-0325-01-RS. Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Glen Aiken

Boland, H. T., G. Scaglia, J. P. Fontenot, A. O. Abaye, R. L. Lawton and Ray Smith. 2008. Grazing behavior of beef steers grazing different tall fescue types and Lakota prairie grass. Professional Animal Scientist 23:721-727.

Keene, T.C., S.R. Smith, and M.D. Montross. 2008. Biomass production on farms in the eastern United States. Proceedings, Joint AFGC/SRM Annual Meeting, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 26-31. American Forage and Grassland Council, Chicago, Ill.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Thomas Keene

Morrison, J.I., S.R. Smith, and G.E. Aiken. 2008. Using microhistological techniques to predict botanical composition of horse diets on cool-season grass pasture. Proceedings, Joint AFGC/SRM Annual Meeting, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 26-31. American Forage and Grassland Council, Chicago, Ill.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Glen Aiken

Morrison, J.I., S.R. Smith, G.E. Aiken, and C.  Huo. 2008. Using microhistological techniques to predict botanical composition of horse diets on cool-season grass pasture. Proceedings, Joint IGC/IRC International Meetings, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China, June 29-July 5. China Grassland Society, Beijing, China.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Glen Aiken

Probst, T.A., and S.R. Smith. 2008. Harvest frequency effects on yield, quality, and regrowth rate among new alfalfa cultivars. Proceedings, Joint AFGC/SRM Annual Meeting, Louisville, Ky., Jan. 26-31. American Forage and Grassland Council, Chicago, Ill. 

Smith, S.R., and G.D. Lacefield. 2008. Master Grazer: Educating Kentucky livestock producers. Proceedings, Joint IGC/IRC International Meetings, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. China, June 29-July 5. China Grassland Society, Beijing, China.  Authors in PSS Dept.: Ray Smith Garry Lacefield

 Curriculum Vitae

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/pss/smith,ray

Education

PhD - 1991. University of Georgia, Agronomy

MS - 1987. University of Georgia, Agronomy

BSc - 1983. Asbury College, Wilmore, KY, Biology

Areas of Interest

Extension, Forages, Plant and Soil