Career Development

Career Development

Professional Development

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is committed to enabling all professional staff members to reach their fullest potential both as individuals and as members of the Extension system. We believe that by supporting staff members in professional growth we improve job performance as well as increase levels of personal satisfaction.

UK Educational Resources

The world needs science to be relevant, reliable and readable. This online master of science program develops professionals who can identify, sort and interpret credible information for the public good. 

The goal of mentoring in Extension is to provide a professional, educational, and personal support system for the new agent (or “mentee”). Get more detail and resources from the CES Personnel website here:


Career Ladder

Detailed CES Extension information on the career ladder process.

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Forms and Templates

All PSD forms and templates are available here.

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Journal of Extension

This is the professional journal for Cooperative Extension

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Contact Information

Pamela D. Holbrook
Administrative Support Associate I

708 W.P. Garrigus Building Lexington, KY 40546-0215

+1 (859) 257-7193