UK Cooperative Extension At Work – Spring 2017 Edition

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is the most comprehensive outreach and engagement program at the University of Kentucky.

Extension Partners in Healing Women Undergoing Drug Rehabilitation

The Jefferson County Extension conducts programs at The Healing Place, a residential drug rehabilitation facility.


Hancock County Master Gardeners Conduct Sweet Corn Research

Master Gardeners maintained records on ten varieties of sweet corn to benefit backyard gardeners and commercial growers.


Extension Provides Nutrition Education to Residents in Recovery from Chronic Homelessness

Extension programs address nutrition choices, food resource management, food safety and food preparation skills that improve the lives of families.


Extension Contributed to the Development and Implementation of the Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

Extension professionals implement the Pollinator Protection Plan by teaching proper chemical use and application, developing pollinator habitats, and conducting environmental educational programs.


Extension Teaches Life Skills to English as Second Language Learners (ESL)

During hands-on food preparation classes, ESL learners improve speaking, reading comprehension, and writing skills to improve their communication, and resulting in acculturation or acceptance by others.


Extension Engages Youth to Nature While Investigating Ecosystems and Monitoring Water Quality

4-H members in the Natural Resources Program are involved in hands-on activities and experiences that foster an understanding and appreciation for Kentucky’s natural resources.

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