Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster

Stowe Named Director of UK Ag Equine Programs

horses equineLEXINGTON, Ky. (4/30/13)— Jill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management effective May 1. Stowe, an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics, follows Ed Squires as the leader of the multidisciplinary equine program that serves as a gateway to all equine activities in the college.
 
Since her arrival at UK in 2008, Stowe has taught in the recently established and rapidly growing equine undergraduate degree program and conducted equine economic research. She led the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey, the first comprehensive equine industry study done in Kentucky since 1977, which was implemented in partnership with dozens of organizational partners. The project inventoried the state’s equine industry and is in the final stages of determining an economic impact of the industry to the state. Stowe also serves as faculty advisor for UK’s Dressage and Eventing Team and has served as part of the faculty leadership for UK Ag Equine Programs for the past several years.
 
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to serve this program, which has already given so much to me both professionally and personally,” Stowe said. “I am excited to be able to work alongside others on the Equine Programs team to help the program continue to reach its potential.”
 
“Having a leader such as Jill Stowe, a horsewoman and a scholar of big picture issues, such as the Kentucky Equine Survey, represents another milestone in the college’s efforts to dedicate more programs to the horse,” said Nancy Cox, associate dean for research in UK’s College of Agriculture, Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station director and administrative leader for UK Ag Equine Programs. “Dean Smith’s original call to enhance programs for our signature industry will realize an even greater potential through Jill’s leadership.”
 
Prior to joining UK, Stowe was an assistant professor in The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Texas Tech University and her doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University. Her research areas of interest include equine markets, incentives in individual decision making, decision making under risk and ambiguity and sports economics.
 
“I have a number of goals that I hope to help the UK Ag Equine Programs achieve during the course of my term, and many of them focus on leveraging our rich equine opportunities, not only in this area, but also abroad. Ultimately, doing so will help UK’s equine program achieve excellence, both nationally and internationally,” Stowe said.
 
Stowe has been actively involved in the horse industry since she was a child, starting with local Quarter Horse show circuits, 4-H, Pony Clubs and later hunter/jumper, combined training and dressage. She currently competes in dressage shows and horse trials with her off-the-track Thoroughbred and is on the board of directors for the Lexington-based Masterson Equestrian Trust.
 
“The appointment of Dr. Stowe as director of Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management indicates the tremendous diversity, and highest levels of expertise, available to the horse industry from the University of Kentucky,” said Norm Luba, executive director of the North American Equine Ranching Information Council and chair of the College of Agriculture’s UK Equine Advisory Committee.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Holly Wiemers
Photo provided by the University of Kentucky

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 21, 2014 5684

Muhlenberg Task Force on Trail of Home…

in News by Wes Miller
August 18, 2014 4447

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 4204

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 20, 2014 4023

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 3990

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 4023

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 18, 2014 2708

Madisonville Man Charged for Shoplifting,…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 21, 2014 1977

Pedestrian Struck on East Arch Street,…

in Top Stories by Officer Ryan Clark
August 20, 2014 1687

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 1476

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 18, 2014 4204

Owensboro Board of Commissioners…

in News by Beth Cecil
August 18, 2014 3990

Unlawful Solicitation

in News by Sgt. J.D. Winkler
August 18, 2014 3859

RiverArtes Opening at OMFA

in News by Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
August 19, 2014 3330

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3247

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 18, 2014 4447

Man Injured in Early Morning WKP Accident

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 18, 2014 3879

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 3686

'How Dry I Was'

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 19, 2014 3208

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 2571

Drakesboro Woman Injured When Tree Falls…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06