Dr. Andries is originally from Louisiana and was raised on a livestock and crop farm. They raised cattle, sheep, and goats along with soybeans, corn, and grain sorghum. Ken was an active member of 4-H, participating in the livestock program showing breeding beef.
He attended Mississippi State University where he received his BS in Animal Science in 1990. His graduate work was in the area of Animal Breeding and Genetics and he received his MS from Louisiana State University in 1992 and Ph.D. from Kansas State University in 1996 in this area.
Dr. Andries has held positions in the extension service since graduation in 1996 that include being a county agent in NW Kansas, 4-H agent in Louisiana, and livestock specialist in Maine. He started work at Kentucky State University in 2005 as their Animal Science specialist and researcher focusing on the growing goat industry in Kentucky.
Dr. Andries is a member of the national eXtension Goat Community of Practice and has conducted many workshops and programs on goat production since starting at KSU. His extension programs have worked to increase the awareness of parasite resistance and the problems it causes in goats and to increase the use of record keeping for commercial goat producers. He started the Goat Herd Improvement Program (GHIP) in Kentucky and has been working to get more producers participating around the country.
Animal Science Specialist and PI
107 Atwood Research Facility
Frankfort, KY 40601