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)

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

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


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


Community & Economic Development/Fine Arts

Extension Brings Perspective to Communities Interested in Attracting New Residents and Visitors

Open Pottery Classes Provide Opportunities for Residents to Express Artistic Creativity


Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

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

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