Streaming Media

Start Date

2-20-2020 1:15 PM

Speaker's Bio

Travis Howle has twenty years of experience in software architecture, engineering & design, and infrastructure DevOps; including leadership and management of various worldwide engineering teams with multi-million-dollar budgets. He also has five years of experience in emergency services and public safety as an active EMS and firefighting provider, all of which combine to create a unique and diversified vision and skill-set. He is the Chief Technical Officer for Mogul, a market-leading esports tournament technology. He is also the Principal at Elwoh Solutions Ag, a family-owned agribusiness farm in Western Kentucky where they provide high-quality stored forage products and apply research to improve soil health and fertility, plant health, and sustainable agriculture. Travis is the lead developer for an online Decision Support Tool for Alfalfa producers.

Ray Smith, Ph.D. is an Extension Professor and Forage Specialist in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky. From 1991-2001, Ray held a research, teaching, and extension position at the University of Manitoba, Canada with a focus on alfalfa and native grass breeding, seed production and forage management. He was the Forage Extension Specialist at Virginia Tech from 2001-2004 before started at the University of Kentucky. He is the lead faculty advisor for the UK Forage Variety testing program coordinated by Gene Olson. It is one of the largest forage variety testing programs in the country. His current extension activities include working closely with county agents and producers; conducting applied forage research for Kentucky and the transition zone; helping organize state, regional, and international forage conferences; and writing applied agricultural publications. Dr. Smith earned his Ph.D. degree in Agronomy and Plant Breeding at the University of Georgia.


Feb 20th, 1:15 PM

Updates on an Online Alfalfa Management Tool under Development