Article from:  September 2020 Monthly College of Food and Environment Newsletter, Spotlight section

https://communications.ca.uky.edu/2020MonthlyNewsletters


Dr. Bob Coleman

Bob Coleman

Associate Professor Extension Horse Specialist
Department of Animal and Food Sciences

We asked Bob to share a little about his passions, his career path and what led him to us.

Tell us about your background and what led you to your current role at UK?

I grew up in Western Canada and worked in the feed industry before joining the Alberta Agriculture Horse Industry Branch as an extension horse specialist. During that time, I finished my PhD with a focus in equine nutrition. The position opened at UK and I was invited to apply. I have always enjoyed extension so having an opportunity to work at a land-grant school was great and I was going to get a chance to teach, which was something I had always wanted to do.

What is your favorite thing about working in CAFE?

There are so many people with such great expertise to get information to answer a question, develop a research collaboration or add to a course being taught to undergraduates. This readily available resource makes being part CAFE a great place to work.

What is one thing about yourself that might surprise people?

I think that I am Canadian is possibly something many don’t know, but I have been doing equine extension for 40 years.