University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Profiles

Agent
"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

Agent
“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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of Positions

4-H Youth Development Agent

This position provides leadership and management to the overall county 4-H youth development program. The program will include a wide range of opportunities designed to foster positive youth development. The agent will work directly with youth and will recruit and train volunteer leaders to work with youth.

Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent

This position provides leadership for educational programs in agriculture and natural resources and requires broad technical knowledge of subjects related to the agricultural resources of the county.  In cooperation with Extension Specialists, Agriculture Agents develop field trials, test demonstrations and result demonstrations in areas related to agricultural production and natural resources.

Family & Consumer Sciences Agent

This position provides leadership for educational programs in family and consumer sciences.  The position requires a broad technical knowledge of subjects such as nutrition, child and family well-being and management. Family and Consumer Science Agents provide programs which foster individual development such as Extension Homemakers, Master Volunteers, and programs for limited resource audiences.

Fine Arts Agent

This position is responsible for the organization, promotion, and management of fine arts community programs and the marketing of fine arts programs and products as it relates to community development. The agent will work directly with youth and adults and will partner with other fine arts resources in the community.

Horticulture Agent

This position is responsible for educational programs in home and commercial horticulture. The agent will conduct field trials and test demonstrations related to horticulture and will serve as a resource to the community through answering horticulture related consumer and producer questions.

 

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