Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Priority Indicators for FY04

Goal 1 - Improve the capacity of communities to identify and address critical issues that impact the lives of their citizens.

Number of people who are involved in addressing significant community issues.

Number of people who increase their knowledge of governmental process.

Number of people who become involved in the governmental process as a result of addressing significant community issues.

Number of ongoing coalitions with which Extension is involved.

Number of additional people who are ready to enter the work force.

Number of individuals reporting changes in knowledge, opinions, skills or aspirations related to economic or enterprise development.

Goal 2 - Attain sustainability of agricultural and economic development systems that are globally competitive.

Number of producers utilizing new marketing opportunities.

Number of farmers adopting one or more practices resulting in increased profits.

Economic impact of practice changes reported immediately above.

Number of producers adopting resource management technologies. (IRM, IPM, soil testing, soil fertility management)

Number of individuals reporting changes in knowledge, opinions, skills or aspirations related to the impact of public policies on agriculture and the environment.

Goal 3 - Foster the development of personal and interpersonal skills, stimulate volunteer leadership, and promote active participation in community problem-solving.

Number of citizens indicating increased leadership knowledge, skills or confidence through participation in leadership programs.

Number of adults and youth utilizing improved skills in communication, problem solving, or group process in addressing community issues and needs.

Number of people who are involved in addressing significant community issues. (Same as first indicator under goal #1)

Goal 4 - Encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyles through a focus on proper nutrition, disease and injury reduction, and comprehensive health maintenance.

Number of individuals who experience a change in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, etc.) that improve personal health.

Number of individuals who make lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, etc.) for the purpose of improving their health.

Number of individuals who experience a change in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding the safe storage, handling, or preparation of food (safe preservation techniques, handwashing, following time and temperature guidlines).

Number of individuals who implement recommended practices for the safe storage, handling, or preparation of food (safe preservation techniques, handwashing, following time and temperature guidelines).

Number of individuals adopting one or more recommended practices to increase access to food or make it more affordable.

Number of individuals implementing personal health protection practices appropriate for their life cycle stage. (screening, immunizations, well-baby care, preventive health practices, etc.)

Number of persons who report practice changes related to safety. (use of bicycle helmets, fire extinguishers, tractor roll bars, radon testing, smoke detectors, proper ATV operation, etc.)

Number of joint programs with non-CES organizations that focus on comprehensive health maintenance.

(New for '03) Number of individuals who experience a change in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding environmental risks that can impact children's health.

(New for '03) Number of individuals who adopt one or more recommended practices to protect children from environmental health risks.

Goal 5 - Stimulate the acquisition of life skills needed by young people and adults in reaching their full potential as both individuals and members of families.

Number of youth or adults who demonstrate informed and effective decision-making.

Number of individuals adopting one or more practices to reduce debt or increase savings.

Number of individuals reporting changes in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations related to parenting or personal relationships.

Number of dependent care providers (adult or child care providers) reporting changes in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations as a result of programs conducted by Extension.

Number of youth or adults who demonstrate increased practical living skills.

Number of youth reporting the acquisition of one or more life skills as a result of participation in non-formal youth development programs conducted by Extension.

Goal 6 - Improve environmental quality by encouraging the implementation of sound environmental practices and the effective stewardship of natural resources.

Number of individuals adopting practices that insure safe water.

Number of people utilizing forest management practices.

Number of acres upon which new or additional conservation practices are used.

Number of individuals adopting one or more practices related to conserving, sustaining, and/or protecting soil resources.