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The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. 

New Director Named

Dr. Laura Stephenson named director of UK Cooperative Extension Service,

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Find information on farming, gardening, nutrition and more


Explore what's new in Extension

Discover our 4 areas of programming

Farms, Gardens & Environment

Whether you are a commercial-scale farmer, a backyard gardener, an avid outdoor-person, or anything in between, our experts can help you grow your food, understand the food system, and protect the environment. 

Nutrition, Family & Homes

Learn about our initiatives: making healthy lifestyle choices, nurturing families, embracing life as you age, securing financial stability, promoting healthy homes and communities, accessing nutritious food, and empowering local leaders. 

4-H Youth Development

With 7 core curricula, 4-H Youth Development prepares the youth of today to be the leaders of tomorrow. 

Community & Economic Development

We are revitalizing downtowns, supporting local arts, and improving community design.

Telling Our Story

Community garden provides fresh produce for those in need