Extension Integrated Pest Management Programs Target Issues Directly Impacting Kentucky, such as the Spotted Wing Drosophila

Extension IPM Programs Target Issues Directly Impacting Kentucky, such as the Spotted Wing Drosophila

The Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Has Changed the Way Fruit Growers Manage Crops

4-H Performing Arts Troupe and Leadership Board Enhanced Skills, Provided Learning Experiences, and Influenced Career Paths

4-H Performing Arts Troupe and Leadership Board

“Researchers have found a positive association between arts participation and a number of desirable academic and social outcomes, such as school grades, test scores, enrollment in post-secondary education, attainment of a bachelor’s degree, and higher levels of literacy and civic engagement (Child Trends, 2013).”

Extension's Committment to Economic Development

Extension's Committment to Economic Development

Wayne and Clinton County Extension Agents efforts resulted in a $15 million feed mill and southern Kentucky corn producers experienced and increased income of $1 million for the region.

Extension Creates Diverse Leaders

Extension Creates Diverse Leaders

The 4-H Junior Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (Jr. MANRRS) program provides youth with professional and personal development programs at the local, state, regional, and national levels to expose youth to careers in science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and math; as well as providing leadership opportunities and mentorship.

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Extension Fatherhood Program

Fatherhood programs in Wolfe and Todd Counties provide educational programs for fathers and families to strengthen parenting skills and promote family resilience.

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Extension Educational Programs for Military Families

Military families live in every Kentucky county. Extension Military Family Programs partner with local, state and national entities to plan, deliver, and evaluate activities to enhance quality of life throughout the deployment cycle.


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