Joshua Kight

Professional Profile

   Joshua Kight joined the University of Kentucky Department of Horticulture as the Extension Associate for Nursery Crops on April 29th and is based in Lexington. His duties will include consulting with nursery growers or farmers wishing to diversify into the nursery industry as well as working with more established growers.  He will organize field days, educational workshops and develop educational resource materials.  He will also conduct research trials as part of the Kentucky Horticulture Council grant-funded work at the UK Horticulture Research Farm.

   Joshua grew up in a small town near Auburn, Alabama.  After a four-year enlistment with the United States Coast Guard, he completed his B.S. degree in Horticulture - Nursery Management and Greenhouse Production at Auburn University.  He met his wife, a Kentuckian attending the Auburn Veterinary school, while at Auburn.  After graduation they moved to Versailles, Kentucky.

   His work experience in Kentucky’s green industry has given him valuable experience in areas of nursery and greenhouse management, grounds maintenance and thoroughbred farm horticulture management.  He looks forward to the challenges of this extension position and building on his horticulture knowledge.

   Joshua’s position is funded by the Kentucky Horticulture council through a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.

Education

B.S. in Horticulture - Nursery Management and Greenhouse Production, Auburn University