The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment respectfully acknowledges that the University of Kentucky sits on the traditional territory of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Adena, and Hopewell peoples.

Nancy Cox | Office of the Dean

Nancy Cox, Vice President for Land-Grant Engagement and Dean of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is committed to a diverse and inclusive college where all members feel valued through our programs, policies, and services. Diversity is a  driving force in our service to stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  We foster a welcoming environment where diversity is valued and all individuals can fulfill their highest potential by integrating different ideas, beliefs and cultures. All members of our college are united by their commitment to the pursuit of diversity as it is outlined explicitly in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Strategic Plan. A commitment to diversity is essential to enhance the quality of decision making, problem solving and innovation. As Dean, I view the respect of diversity as the cornerstone of all our actions as we shape a  more productive college, commonwealth, and nation.  

Training Requests

The Office of Diversity is happy to support the Cooperative Extension Service with any diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training needs. To request training, complete the request form below.

Training Request Form


Antomia Farrell | Program & Staff Development

Mia Farrell, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture Office of Diversity is to position the College of Agriculture to be nationally recognized for its efforts in strengthening workplace diversity, recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, building cultural competency, and most importantly serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and students within the units of the College of Agriculture as it seeks to enhance our land grant mission of teaching, research, and extension. Having made relationships in Agriculture across the state, I understand the importance of diversity within our college.  I look forward to establishing the Office of Diversity as a symbol of excellence that best serves our constituents and assists them in reaching their dreams through efforts in education, service, scholarship, and leadership. It is through these efforts that I strive to provide enrichment on the importance of diversity within our work, educational and social environments.

Bias Incident Report Form

This form serves as an official report to the University of Kentucky regarding an incident or incidents of bias, hate, bigotry, and/or identity-based violence.

Submit a Report

Support the LGBTQ Ag and Environmental Sciences Fund

Working towards this effort, the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) has created the LGBTQ Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Fund. This scholarship is awarded to CAFE undergraduate students. Though all CAFE undergraduates are eligible, preference is given to those studying traditional agricultural, environmental, and bench sciences.

Contact Information

Dr. Mia Farrell, Ed.D.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

S101A Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 218-4800