About Us 
Kentucky’s two land-grant universities, the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University, serve as partners in conducting educational programs through Cooperative Extension. The program delivery process involves Extension faculty, county agents, advisory council members, volunteer leaders and the general public.

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;
  • Fostering effective lifelong use of personal and natural resources.



Make Your Mark!

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (Extension) is the local outreach arm of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Communities and the Environment. The goal is to provide practical, research-based education that helps individuals, families and communities solve problems and improve lives. Extension provides value to communities through educational programs and information in areas like farming, gardening, parenting, budgeting, healthy living, and youth, community, and economic development.

We are interested in better understanding the issues that are important to you in your community. In response, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension System can tailor new and existing programs to address the highest priority issues that directly impact you, your family and your community.

You do NOT need to be familiar with Cooperative Extension to complete this survey. The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and all of your responses will be completely anonymous and confidential.

Please contact the Meade County Extension Office if you have any questions or would like to request a hard copy of this survey. 270.422.4958

Link to online survey: http://bit.ly/KYExtension