A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, Mr. Yancey attended and graduated from Kentucky State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. While attending KSU, he worked as a student worker for plant research in 1984 and aquaculture from 1985 to 1986. After graduation, he was hired on full time at the Aquaculture Research Center, working as a Fish Culture Assistant from 1987-1988, Research Assistant 1988-1990, Facility Manager 1990-2006, and Farm Manager from 2006 to present.
While working at the Aquaculture Research Center, he has dealt with many fish species including: channel catfish, rainbow trout, paddlefish, yellow perch, walleye, fresh water shrimp, Australian Crawfish, tilapia, largemouth bass and koi.
He has been a member of the World Aquaculture Society and United States Aquaculture Society since 2001, and has numerous published lay publications, refereed journal articles, and book chapters. He also has made various presentations at national and international scientific conferences.
As Farm Manager, Mr. Yancey is responsible for managing and overseeing the Aquaculture Research Center. The facility includes 33 research ponds, five staffed buildings, two greenhouses, two reservoirs, and approximately 11 acres of land.
Farm Manager, Aquaculture Research Center
Aquaculture Research Center
103 Athletic Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Fax: (502) 597-8118