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VIDEO: E.S. Good Barn Connects UK Campus With the Commonwealth

Video Produced by UK Public Relations & Marketing. To view captions for this video, push play and click on the CC icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.  If using a mobile device, click on the "thought bubble" in the same area.  Photos courtesy of UK Special Collections and UK Agricultural Communications Services. 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2014) — A former dairy barn that survived a widespread fire in the 1950s has evolved into an importance space on the University of Kentucky's South Campus. 

Students, faculty, staff and alumni from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment utilize the E.S. Good Barn year round.  While some use the building’s meeting rooms to connect with each other and with extension agents and other officials from throughout the Commonwealth, others use the upstairs space for their landscape architecture studios. 

Watch the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video above to discover why Department of Agricultural Economics Chair Leigh Maynard thinks this former barn is so important to the university and Kentucky as a whole.

This video feature is part of a special new series produced by UKNow focusing on locations across campus that are meaningful for UK students, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni.   The idea is to show how the physical spaces on campus help foster discovery, community, research, knowledge and success for the UK family.   As the university celebrates its 150th anniversary, we want to show readers what our campus is like today by showcasing locations that have stood for decades along with some of our newest spots.  


Since the “Where I ‘see blue.’” video series is now a monthly feature on UKNow, we invite you to submit future ideas.  If there’s an obscure spot on campus you don’t think many people know about or an area that’s on everyone’s radar but you have a special connection to it, email us.  Who knows?  We might just choose your suggestion for our next feature!


VIDEO CONTACTS:  Amy Jones-Timoney, 859-257-2940, or Kody Kiser, 859-257-5282,