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.
"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
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.
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 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).”