Here are the links to different centers and institutes that deal with several aspects of the Environment, Energy Conservation, Sustainability.
New Crop Opportunities Center: The New Crop Opportunities Center coordinates multi-disciplinary teams of faculty, staff and students to research and set guidelines for producing and marketing selected crops at a profit. The Center is funded by a Special Research Grant from the USDA.
Robinson Forest: The Robinson Forest, managed for research, teaching and Extension education by the University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, is one of the largest research and educational forests in the eastern United States. Robinson Forest is a collection of seven tracts totaling 14,800 acres, and is located on the Cumberland Plateau in southeastern Kentucky.
The Arboretum: The Arboretum began in 1991 and is continuing to boast 100 acres of year-round color and plants. Stresses melt away among the 100 acres of marvelous sights and sounds of our gardens. In the heart of Lexington, The Arboretum is easily accessable from any location in town.
Precision Agriculture for Kentucky: Precision agriculture involves the recognition of the variability that exists within agricultural production units, and the adjustment of inputs in accordance with this variation to optimize economic yield.
Regulatory Services: As a part of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station in the UK College of Agriculture, Regulatory Services is committed to service and consumer protection of Kentucky citizens, businesses, and industries. Their programs monitor and analyze feed, fertilizer, milk, seed, and soil and are administered using a cooperative, science-based approach.
Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability: At Quicksand in Breathitt County, Kentucky, the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability (RCARS) is the east region location for research on fruits and vegetables, ornamentals, livestock forages, grain crops, tobacco and wood utilization. The Robinson Center is also the administrative headquarters of the Robinson Forest, which spreads over parts of Breathitt, Perry and Knott counties and is the site of forestry, wildlife, surface mine reclamation, and watershed management research, teaching and extension.