Josh McGrath

Associate Extension Professor, University of Kentucky 

Josh McGrath, associate professor at the University of Kentucky, has served as an extension specialist at UK (2014-present) and the University of Maryland (2006-2014), where he established an integrated research and extension program focused on developing, teaching, and implementing management practices that increase farm efficiency while protecting natural resources. He built his reputation through a robust on-farm, applied research program in cooperation with farmers and policy makers. Dr. McGrath speaks throughout the U.S. and internationally and has served in leadership roles for both the Agronomy and Soil Science Societies of America and as an Associate Editor for multiple journals. Born and raised in Smyrna, Del., Dr. McGrath earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware; he conducted post-doctoral research at Virginia Tech. When not talking about or researching soil fertility Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberly and their dog Wendell, hunting, and fishing and has been a volunteer firefighter for over 25 years.