University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Joe O'Leary


Department of Animal Sciences
University of Kentucky
203 W.P. Garrigus Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0215
Phone: (859) 257-5882
FAX:  (859) 257-5318


DPAK Advisory Board

IFT Bluegrass Section Secretary 1999

KAMFES Scholarship Committee 1999-2000

KAMFES Program Committe 1999-2000

KAMFES Nominations Committee 1999-2000

DPAK Technical Conference Committee 1991/1992Commissioner of Agricultures Food Safety Task Force


Major education programs were provided in areas of food safety, plant sanitation and personal hygiene, food microbiology, HACCP, milk quality assurance and safe handling of foods.

Cooperation with others

With Dairy Production Specialists and Extension Veterinarian on milk quality and safety problems.

With Home Economics Agents on food safety issues

With Food Branch and Milk Branch inspectors on food safety problems


Workshops Organized and Presented

Sanitation and Food Safety Workshops

Bel Cheese Division, 1999, 2000

HACCP Workshops

Kentucky cider producers 1999

Cheese Manufacture

Bel Cheese Division, Leitchfield, 1991, (2)

Quality Control of Dairy Products

Trauth Dairy, 1999

Southern Belle, 1999.

Cider Safe Processing - (3) 2000

Invited Presentations

HACCP - Design and applications - KAMFES, a 1 day workshop for sanitarians and food processors, 1999.

Food Safety - agent training 2000

Safe food for the elderly - 2000

Food safety and the consumer, Madisonville Kiwanis Clubs, 1999

Food Irradiation - Blackacre Teachers Workshop 1999


(product development, sanitation, spoilage, HACCP and food labeling)


Martek Winchester Farms
Buds Produce R. W. Parsons Engineering
Louisville Pickel Apple Creek Farms
Brownings Orchard Garrets Orchard
Kaenzig Orchard Castano Foods
Cagles Miss Pennys
Pots de Creme Kennys Cheese
Bel Group Southern Belle
Louisville Pickel Silver Foods
Swift Broughtons Dairy
The Cheese Factory Glasgow Spray dry
Armour Foods FlavoRich
Trauth Dairies Southern Belle
Southern Salads Tumbleweed
UC Milk International Food Network
Rudd’s Apple Orchard Gethsemani Farms
Barton Brands  


Kentucky Total Apple Quality Assurance 1999-2000


    From Moo to You

    Consumer Tips -68

    NPR -2



State Fair Dairy Products Judge 1999/200

4H State Fair country ham presentation judge -200

FFA National Convention Dairy Foods 1999-2000


O’Leary, J., and C.L. Hicks. On- and off-site testing for cheese quality. 2001. p. 1. Proceedings, 18th Annual Conference of the American Cheese Society. Delavan, Wis.

Shantha , N.C. , L.N. Ram, J. O’Leary, C.L. Hicks and E.A. Decker.  1995. Effect of processing and storage on conjugated linoleic acid concentrations in dairy products. Journal of Food Science, 60:695-697.

Crist, W.L., R.J. Harmon, J. O’Leary, A.J. McAllister, G. Heersche, D. Amaral-Phillips and L.W. Turner. 1994. Mastitis and its control. pp. 19-31. IN: Proceedings Middle Tennessee Dairy Conference. Murfreesboro , TN.