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"I like working with and being an integral part of a community. The relationships built with farmers, 4-H'ers, and community leaders really make this career enjoyable."
Adam Probst, Woodford County

“If you have a program idea but don't know how to get started, chances are that somewhere within the nationwide network of extension agents is someone who can help you." -Kevin Lindsay, Fayette County

Beth Wilson
“As an agent, you are trained to give the best possible solution to a real-world problem. There's a lot of satisfaction in that. You are not micromanaged by a supervisor. You must be internally driven to provide information to residents of your county and to address issues vital to your own community."
-Beth Wilson, Pulaski County















Do I Qualify?

Minimum job requirements for County Extension Agents

4-H Youth Development - BS Degree or MS Degree in Education, Agriculture, Family & Consumer Sciences, Social Science, or similar field of study.

Agriculture & Natural Resources - BS Degree or MS Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, or closely related field.

Family & Consumer Sciences - BS Degree or MS Degree in the field of Family & Consumer Sciences such as Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Studies, Dietetics/Nutrition, or closely related field.

Fine Arts - BS Degree or MS Degree in an area of Fine Arts, fine arts education, or related field. Minimum grade point average of 2.5 (4.0 scale) is preferred. A wide background in fine arts areas and experience in community fine arts programs is preferred.

Horticulture - BS or MS Degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or closely related field.


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