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.

Casey County Extension and 21st Century Afterschool Program Evolved into a Poultry Business

Extension established an afterschool Poultry Club with in-kind donations. With support from high school agriculture students and the Casey County Agriculture Development Fund, the program has become Kentucky Proud certified selling eggs and meat.


Extension Partners with Kentucky Beef Network to Promote Best Practices in Livestock Operations

Eden Shale Farm hosts on-farm tours, field days, and an on-line virtual tour to advocate for reducing soil and nutrient loss. The loss of these resources reduces producer profits and increases unnecessary costs.


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.


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

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 Poultry Barbecue Program Expands Skills and Creates Leadership Opportunities

Youth acquire scientific knowledge and improved understanding of the economy, versatility, and nutrition value of poultry and its relationship to human nutrition, health, and workforce readiness.


4-H Livestock Skillathon Prepares Youth to Pursue Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

4-H Livestock Skillathon programs allow elementary through high school youth to expand their knowledge, apply skills, demonstrate their communication skills, and work as a team to earn local and national recognition and scholarships.

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