Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Priority Indicator Data for FY03

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

30,862 people were involved in addressing significant community issues.

27,949 people increased their knowledge of governmental process.

9,680 people became involved in the governmental process as a result of addressing significant community issues.

 Extension was involved in 2,336 ongoing coalitions.

10,790 additional people are ready to enter the work force.

31,636 individuals reported 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.

10,662 producers utilized new marketing opportunities.

22,166 farmers adopted one or more production practices that resulted in $22,097,171 in increased income.

27,941 producers adopted resource management technologies (IRM, IPM, soil testing, soil fertility management)

31,535 individuals reported 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.

49,750 citizens indicated increased leadership knowledge, skills or confidence through participation in leadership programs.

56,343 adults and youth utilized improved skills in communication, problem solving, or group process in addressing community issues and needs.

28,216 people were involved in addressing significant community issues.

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

77,695 individuals experienced a change in knowledge, skills, opinions, or aspirations regarding lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, etc.) that improve personal health.

37,796 individuals made lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, etc.) for the purpose of improving their health.

41,822 individuals experienced 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 guidelines).

34,743 individuals implemented practices for the safe storage, handling, or preparation of food (safe preservation techniques, handwashing, following time and temperature guidelines).

28,512 individuals adopted one or more recommended practices to increase access to food or make it more affordable.

26,512 individuals adopted one or more personal health protection practices appropriate for their life cycle stage. (screening, immunizations, well-baby care, preventive health practices, exercise, etc.)

25,445 people adopted at least one new safety practice. (bicycle helmets, fire extinguishers, tractor roll bars, radon testing, smoke detectors, proper ATV operation, etc.)

1,224 joint programs were conducted with non-CES organizations that focused on comprehensive health maintenance.

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.

80,428 youth and adults demonstrated informed and effective decision-making.

21,511 individuals adopted one or more practices to reduce their debt or increase savings.

19,100 individuals reported changes in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations related to parenting or personal relationships.

10,448 dependent care providers reported changes in knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations as a result of programs conducted by Extension.

86,395 youth and adults demonstrated increased practical living skills.

71,228 youth acquired 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.

23,687 individuals adopted practices that insure safe water.

3,469 individuals utilized new forest management practices.

Conservation tillage practices were used on 725,356 additional acres of land.

29,799 individuals adopted one or more practices related to conserving, sustaining, and/or protecting soil resources.