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Extension

  • Agriculture and natural resources extension programs impact all Kentuckians

    Regardless of what your family is involved in, Cooperative Extension plays a role. For more than 100 years, we’ve been offering something for everyone to help them see returns in their endeavors, careers, finances and more. If you have one acre or more than 1,000, our agriculture and natural resource extension agents can help you with a range of topics that can make you more knowledgeable and profitable.
    Through research-based education, we bring the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment straight to you.

  • Stay active this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for friends, family, blessings and yourself. Honor your body and all that it can do by maintaining healthy habits during Thanksgiving. Physical activity is a great way to have quality time together bonding and having fun. Below you will find a list of ideas to add active family traditions into the Holiday season.  
    1. Get Outside. The weather in November is perfect for an outdoor outing. Go for a hike or to a local park for some time in the fresh air.

  • Family and consumer sciences extension builds strong, healthy Kentuckians through services

    In family and consumer sciences extension, we work to give individuals the skills they need to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. Throughout the year, we offer educational programs centered in areas that range from making healthy lifestyle choices to securing financial stability. In the past programming year, we have reached more than 1.6 million Kentuckians.

  • Answers about Prediabetes
  • Landscape sanitation: Clean up for clean plants
  • Batch cooking (cooking in advance)

    Batch cooking (or cooking in advance) is preparing several meals at one time.  It allows you to plan a week or more of menus around featured sales at the grocery store.  This saves time and money.  Batch cooking can be done in several ways.  One way is to make entire meals and then freeze them for later use.  The meals can be prepped in advance and frozen for cooking later or completely cooked so they only need to be thawed and reheated.  Hearty stews, casseroles and lasagnas are great examples of meals you can freeze for later use. 

  • Stink bug management

    A stinky brown army is marching across Kentucky this fall, accidentally entering your homes and offices and they look for protective overwintering sites. Brown marmorated stink bugs leave a stain and a very unpleasant odor when mashed. Once winter ends, the insects move on and resume their normal life cycle. But they can leave a path of plant damage in their wake. You take charge and reclaim your structures and fields from these invaders.

  • Cutshaw named Outstanding Extension Support Staffer
  • At the farmers market: cauliflower

    The growing season is winding down, but the produce section of the market still has a lot of fresh produce available. One that you might not associate with fall is cauliflower.
    Cauliflower is packed full of nutrients and has very few calories. In fact, a half-cup serving of cauliflower contains an entire day’s dose of vitamin C and only 25 calories. Cauliflower also provides 10 percent of your daily folate needs and 8 percent of your dietary fiber requirements. It is very low in sodium and has no fat or cholesterol.    

  • A recipe for winter squash

    Winter squash come in many shapes, sizes and colors. They are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. They don’t have any fats and can be prepared sweet or savory. The different varieties of winter squash may be substituted for each other in many recipes. Don’t be afraid to get creative.