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