This page provides agent access to resource materials related to the Extension Council System. Materials provided on this page include a combination of resources intended specifically for agent use and resources available on the advisory council pages through the Program and Staff Development website. Items also linked on the advisory council pages through the Program and Staff Development website are denoted with an asterisk.


This presentation has been developed for use at County Extension Council meetings as applicable through April 2024. It reviews four-year plan of work process, includes a slide about updating current county plans of work, and highlights the process for developing the next four-year plans of work. It is adaptable for use with program advisory councils. Download the file using the link below, then edit your local copy as needed.

Advisory Councils and the Extension Plan of Work (2024) - Link to slide deck via SharePoint


Council System Materials

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Council System publication*

Kentucky Cooperative Extension Council System diagram*

Council System Basics slide deck (Link to a PowerPoint available for download via SharePoint and correlated to the Council System Publication. Presenter notes are included and indicate if the content of the slide is also covered in the orientation video linked below.)


Orientation Resources


Council Meeting Resources

Parliamentary Procedure Resources (new and revised summer 2023)

Icebreaker Activities

Extension in 60-Seconds - Elevator Speech Activity Handout and Worksheet

Extension in 60-Seconds - PowerPoint presentation with presenter notes (Available to download from SharePoint)

Council Networking Bingo - PDF file with eight variations of a networking bingo card and Word file (Available to download from SharePoint) to customize bingo cards


County Extension Council Organization and Structure Resources

Sample County Extension Council Bylaws*

County Extension Council Standing Committee Information Sheets


Planning and Assessment Tools

County Extension Council Quarterly Meeting Planning Grid

County Extension Council Continuum Assessment

County Extension Council Membership Grid - Excel file on SharePoint available for download or PDF file (11 x 17) [Please note: This chart is for agent/internal use only as it includes personal information. Completed charts should not be shared with CEC members.]

Ideas for Recruitment, Attendance and Council Projects - Counties have requested ideas related to County Extension Council membership recruitment, meetings, and programs. The information in this document was compiled through a survey of counties in fall 2022 regarding County Extension Councils with 80 county responses received. This compilation is shared to provide ideas and insights for your consideration.


Program Advisory Council Resources and Contacts

Program Council Member Duties and Responsbilities*

   Program Council Member Duties and Responsibilities* (with signature lines)

Program Council Membership Grid - Excel file on SharePoint available for download or PDF file (11 x 17)

Program Council Contacts:

For questions regarding the resources on this page and the council system, please contact:

Kim Henken

Director, Extension Engagement and Administrative Initiatives

N-106 Ag Science North

Lexington, KY 40546-0091

(859) 257-5482