Agriculture is a central component of Kentucky's economy and the livelihood of many Kentuckians. As the state's land grant, flagship institution, supporting agriculture with and in communities is central to UK's mission. Since 1865, UK Agriculture has been committed to improving the quality of life and economy in the Commonwealth through research, teaching, and extension programs that link local, state, and global issues.

We take the university to the people to help address challenges and improve agriculture that protects the environment and provides economic well being. The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is the most comprehensive outreach and engagement program at UK. Each year, UK's Extension professionals make more than 7 million contacts and conduct innumerable classes and workshops in communities. The emphasis on strong community programs means that we must build relationships and develop programs and solutions that are directly relevant to the people we serve. From preparing the next generation of agriculture professions to cutting edge research and outreach programs, we know that working with communities is our best hope to find methods that allow us to "farm forever."

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