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Meet our AEC Extension Specialists 



Extension Specialists in Ag Economics are dedicated to providing communities across the Commonwealth with educational programming, resources, and expertise over a wide range of agricultural and rural development topics.  This is accomplished in a variety of ways, and for all 120 counties across the state. Their depth and diversity of expertise includes marketing, farm management, rural development, policy, and leadership. Agricultural Economics extension specialists have a far-reaching impact on the more than 85,000 farms that exist in Kentucky.


Extension Coordinator

Tim Woods, Agribusiness & Horticulture Marketing



Kenny Burdine.........  Marketing & Profitability: Livestock, Forage, Equine

Alison Davis...........   Rural Economic Development

Greg Halich.............  Farm & Forestland Management

Steve Isaacs.............Farm Management & Ag Leadership

Lee Meyer................ Marketing & Sustainable Agriculture

Jerry Pierce.............  KY Farm Business Management Program**

Will Snell...............   Ag & Tobacco Policy & Leadership




Laura Powers..........   Tobacco Labor & Management



  ** KFBM Specialists:  Michael Forsythe, Suzy Martin, Rush Midkiff, Lauren Omer, Jennifer Rogers, Jonathan Shepherd

The University of Kentucky does not assume responsibility for use of these resources in building your business.


The Kentucky Food Consumer Panel

The Kentucky Food Consumer Panel was designed to collect information about food purchasing and consumption from households across the state. Visit this page for market research and consumer profiles that will assist in product development, market penetration, and general product promotion.

Crop Diversification & Biofuel Research & Education Center

The University of Kentucky's Crop Diversification & Biofuel Research & Education Center provides production and marketing information on new crops and value-added versions of current crops.

MarketMaker: Kentucky

 MarketMaker:Kentucky is an interactive mapping system that finds producers and markets for agricultural products. MarketMaker is a resource for all businesses in the food supply chain. The site can help a grocery store find farm-fresh eggs or a farmer find a place to sell them.

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