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VISION

Kentucky Cooperative Extension is the educational resource for all Kentuckians that serves as a catalyst to build better communities and improve quality of life 

MISSION

Kentucky Cooperative Extension serves as a link between the counties of the Commonwealth and the state’s land grant universities to help people improve their lives through an educational process focusing on their issues and needs. We emphasize:

  • Valuing diversity and capitalizing on its potential to strengthen programs;
  • Being locally-driven, flexible, and responsive;
  • Identifying and supporting high priority statewide programming thrusts;
  • Educating people to solve problems, make decisions, and embrace change;
  • Applying knowledge and research-based information;
  • Accomplishing work through collaboration, volunteerism, and leadership development;
  • Fostering an empowered and contributing people;
  • Developing youth, adults, families, and communities; and
  • Fostering effective lifelong use of personal and natural resources.
  • University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Kentucky Counties Cooperating

University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University

U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Kentucky Counties Cooperating