UK Cooperative Extension At Work – Spring 2017 Edition



Extension Guides Forest Owners into Maple Syrup Production

Kentucky maple syrup production takes place from mid-December to mid-March. Production requires daily monitoring of sap and long hours to reduce water content during winter months when other agriculture production is idle.


Extension Enables Northern Kentucky Residents to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Safely

Extension professionals serve on the Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area’s Household Hazardous Waste Coalition. Extension’s promotion of the proper disposal resulted in a 31% increase in participation.


Extension Contributes to School Readiness

Family and Consumer Sciences agents conduct early childhood and parenting programs, and train childcare providers to prepare children for success in school.


Cooperatove Extension and the College of Nursing Conducted Farmers' Dinner Theater to Address Health and Safety among Aging Farm

Over 52% of farm couples who attend the dinner theater adopted a recommended practice or behavior within two weeks following the event and over 60% made a change within two months.


4-H Shooting Sports Programs Teach Safety, Discipline, and Leadership

4-H Shooting Sports provides opportunities for over 8,000 youth, annually, coached by over 1,300-trained volunteers to participate in six disciplines.


Monroe County 4-H Teen Leaders Created a Safe Environment for Prom

Youth collaborated with community partners to provide a safe drug and alcohol free all-night event attended by 70% of the senior class.

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