Extension Public Value Statements were created to promote exactly as the name implies…the “public value” of Cooperative Extension. Moreover, our goal is to achieve a higher level of impact among audiences broader than only those we are currently reaching. The aim is for those who are not current users/clientele to gather a better sense of what we do and to see that we are a relevant organization. Each statement is heavily vetted by a committee of Specialists, Agents, and Marketing professionals within Kentucky Cooperative Extension. The documents are then posted online and professionally printed for distribution.


4-H/Youth Development     ANR/Horticulture    CED/Fine Arts     Family & Consumer Sciences 


4-H Youth Development

4-H Conducts International Exchange Program with Japanese Family-Oriented Youth Organization

Boone County School District Incorporates Extension Programming into individual Education Plans (IEP)

Education Educates Youth in Agriculture at Schools and Through Special Interest Clubs

Norton Children's Hospital Adolescent Cancer Patients Benefit from 4-H Sewing Project and Extension Master Clothing Volunteers

4-H Incorporates Computer Coding into Science, Engineering and Technology Programs

Extension Prepares Youth and Adults for Emergencies and Promote Best Practices to Reduce Risk of Accidents

Kentucky Forest Leadership Program Advances Skills in Natural Resources, Entomology, Water Quality and Wildlife Management of High School Students

Carroll County 4-H Youth Act as Attorneys, Bailiff and Jury Foreman for Teen Court

4-H Enriches Science Education by Challenging Critical Thinking Skills Related to Lifecycles


Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) and Horticulture

Extension Provides Resources that Expand Produce Production to Retail Sales in Southern Kentucky

Extension's Kentucky Woodland Owners Short Course Maximizes the Value of Family Owned Properties and Improves the Environment

The Vegetable Integrated Pest Management Hotline Provides Timely Access to Plant Pathology Entomology and Horticulture Specialists

Extension Educates Homeowners on Septic System Management for Water Quality Protection

Food Systems Innovation Center Trains and Qualifies Health Inspectors/Regulators and Food Industry Personnel

Extension Enables Grain Producers to Make Marketing and Risk Management Decisions

Extension Prepares Growers for New Opportunities in High Tunnel Production

Extension Develops Farming, Marketing and Business Practices through 3-Year Beginning Farmer Incubator Program


Community & Economic Development/Fine Arts

Open Pottery Classes Provide Opportunities for Residents to Express Artistic Creativity

Extension Partners with Local Business to Customize the American Private Enterprise Systems Program


Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

Hardin County Extension Collaborates with Community Partners to bring the "Power of Produce" to the Farmers' Market

Extension Classes Enable Residents to Improve Their Diet and Access Fruits and Vegetables Throughout the Year by Properly Preserving Food.

Federal Funding through Extension Revitalizes Clinton County as a More Active Community

Extension Provides a Support System and Teaches Lifstyle Management as a Fundamental Aspect of Diabetes Care

Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents Provide Opportunities for Fathers to Build Parenting Skills and Family Bonds