Homebased Processor and Microprocessor Program Enables Agricultural Producers to Add Value and Expand Business

HPM Program Enables Agricultural Producers

Extension conducts Homebased Microprocessor trainings throughout Kentucky for farmers who desire to start home based food production businesses for value-added products such as jams, jellies, baked goods, pickles, salsa and canned vegetables.

Extension Tree Grafting Workshops Benefit Home and Commercial Orchards

Extension Tree Grafting Workshops

"I would not be farming without Extension. In the past two years I have grafted over 1,000 trees with a 95% success rate." Larry Ayers, Ayers Family Orchards, Owen County

Wayne County Extension Initiated a Model School Farm

Model School Farm

With expertise of commercial horticulture from Wayne County Extension, the Wayne County Schools have developed a three-acre project that teaches science, agriculture, health and nutrition while providing fresh vegetables and fruits for 3,000 students in their cafeterias.

Extension Identifies and Empowers Young, Motivated Agriculturist to be Community and Industry Leaders

Community and Industry Leaders

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program (KALP) improves communication, management, and leadership skills of young farmers to elevate the image and profitability of agriculture and enhance the quality of life in rural communities.

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).”

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

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