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Jimmy Henning…is the new Associate Director for Extension at the University of Kentucky.  Henning takes over the position for the late Larry Turner who was killed in the Comair plane crash in Lexington last August.  Henning sits down for an interview on Extension Today On the Air.

High Tech Beef Research…With a $900,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, researchers in the UK College of Agriculture could give farmers a real-time, inexpensive way of spotting signs of illness earlier, thus making treatment quicker and more effective.

McCreary County Students Go Hiking…Gifted and talented students from McCreary County Middle School are being introduced to nature with a monthly hike in the Big South Fork National Forest this school year.  Extension Today went hiking with the students along with McCreary County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Greg Whitis, who came up with the idea.

Christian County 4-H Youth Farm Day... One of the many aspects of the 4-H Youth Development Program is that it teaches young people leadership skills.  No where is that more evident than in Christian County, as 4-H club members led tours, taught lessons and mentored first graders at the annual 4-H youth farm day.

Kids in the Kitchen/Get Moving…In Owensboro and Bowling Green, young people are learning and getting physically active at the same time.  Kids in the Kitchen at the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service taught third and fourth grade girls the importance of eating the daily fruit and vegetable consumption in a fun, interactive way.  The Warren County Cooperative Extension Service had Lost River Elementary fourth graders busy the last eight weeks of the school year with “Get Moving Lost River.”  The students kept a log of how many minutes they were physically active with the boy and girl with the most minutes received a brand new bike.

Extension Homemakers International "Beanie Babies" Project…Every year Kentucky’s Extension Homemakers Association contributes to an international project.  This year, the Homemakers brought in thousands of beanie baby stuffed toys U.S. soldiers to give to Iraqi children.


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