Contact Information

Danielle Jostes
Senior Director of Philanthropy & Alumni

1312 Nicholasville Road Cooper House Lexington, KY 40546-0094

+1 (859) 257-1207



Once in the Family, Always in the Family

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) Alumni Association is a passionate and supportive community of individuals found throughout Kentucky, across the U.S. and around the globe. 

We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. 

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  • How to Get Involved
  • Membership Details
  • Become a Lifetime Member
  • Our Board & Reps

Whether on campus or in your own community, there are many ways to get involved with the CAFE Alumni Association:

All Wildcats who have successfully completed a degree within the College are considered Members of the CAFE Alumni Association.

All members will receive the following:

  • Gift at the Graduate Farewell
  • During your first year of membership, you receive Life Member perks
  • Birthday recognition (email)
  • Invitation to events (digital)
  • The Ambassador newsletter (digital)
  • Additional Benefits from the UK Alumni Association 

As a Wildcat, show your loyalty by becoming a Life Member. Your donation will support CAFE Alumni Association programming and current students in the College through scholarship. Life Members enjoy all Member benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to events (hard copy)
  • The Ambassador newsletter (hard copy)
  • Recognition in The Ambassador newsletter
  • Member decal
  • Early access and/or discounted tickets to alumni events
  • Alumni Travel Program (domestic and abroad)

Lifetime Membership Costs: 

  • Young Alum (10 years post graduation): $200

  • Single: $300

  • Joint: $400

Click here to download the Lifetime Membership Support Form. 


  • President: Quentin Tyler '02, '05
  • Vice President: Melissa Tomblin '02
  • Secretary: Michaela Mineer '18
  • Treasurer: Ben Conner '16
  • Affiliate Network Rep: Stephanie Chamberlain '99, '00
  • Past President: Sue Whitaker '64
  • UK A.A. Liaison: Michelle McDonald '84, '93


  • Bluegrass Area: Jacob Ball '11
  • Dietetics & Human Nutrition: Jessica Coffie '06, '10 & Cristina Hiten '06, '10
  • Equine: Autry Graham '16
  • Forestry and Natural Resources: Michael Shearer '74, '76
  • Fort Harrod: Brian Osterman '00
  • Green River: Darla Kirkland '00
  • Lake Cumberland: Chelsey Anderson '11
  • Licking River: Stephanie Chamberlain '99, '00
  • Lincoln Trail: Jeremy Hinton '98  & Rick Ryan '77
  • Louisville: Keith Jeffries '85
  • Mammoth Cave: H.H. Barlow III '72
  • MANRRS: Tiffany Monroe '17
  • Northeast Area: Danny Bailey '68, '71
  • Northern Kentucky Area: Whitney Stith '90
  • Pennyrile Area: Nancy Kelley '81
  • Purchase Area: Lena Mallory '94
  • Quicksand Area: Thomas Cravens '83, '90
  • Wilderness Trail  |  vacant

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Thank You to our Sponsors

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December 2021 Issue with Ramel Smooth Bradley

When Ramel Smooth Bradley ('08) was growing up in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, he was very aware of the food insecurity surrounding him.

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Contact Information

Danielle Jostes
Senior Director of Philanthropy & Alumni

1312 Nicholasville Road Cooper House Lexington, KY 40546-0094

+1 (859) 257-1207