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 Prepares Youth to Pursue Professional Careers

Extension Engages Youth to Nature While Investigating Ecosystems and Monitoring Water Quality

Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference Enhances leadership Skills of High School Students

4-H Summit bridges Learning and Leadership for Middle School Youth

4-H National Youth Science Day Reaches over 4,000 KY Youth in 2015

4-H Shooting Sports Programs Teach Safety, Discipline, and Leadership

4-H Style Engineers Develop Fundamental Skills to Create Wearable Technology

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


Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR)/Horticulture

Extension Provides Central Kentucky Beef Producers with Updates that Improve Production Efficiency

Extension Contributed to the Development and Implementation of the Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan

Extension Partners with KY Beef Network to Promote Best Practices in Livestock Operations

Extension Enables Northern KY Residents to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Safely

Extension Guides Forest Owners into Maple Syrup Production

Extension Re-ignites the Urban Farm at Fern Creek High School

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

Hancock Master Gardeners Conduct Sweet Corn Research

Marshall Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Produce to Limited Resource Women, Children, and Seniors

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


Community & Economic Development/Fine Arts

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

Open Pottery Classes Provide Opportunities for Resaidents to Express Artistic Creativity


Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

Extension Teaches Life Skills to English as Second Language Learners (ESL)

Extension Collaborates with Community Partners to Serve Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children

Extension Contributes to School Readiness

Extension Partners in healing Women Undergoing Drug Rehabilitation

Extension Provides Nutrition Education to Residents in Recovery from Chronic Homelessness

Extension Increases Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and Promotes Healthy Life Choices

Extension Nutrition Education Contributes to Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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

Extension Focuses on Skills to Finding Employment Through Job Club

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.