Updated: March 9, 2022

    Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

    General Operations:

    • Offices will continue to sanitize regularly and make hand sanitation supplies available.
    • Employees must wear masks consistent with current UK COVID masking guidance.
    • Masks and social distancing are recommended for all unvaccinated clientele at local county offices and Extension led programs. Local office staff should make efforts to respectfully support groups who request/need/desire socially distanced room arrangements. Proof of vaccination will not be requested or required. (This information is consistent with our local County Government.)

    Beginning on March 9, UK will make the following adjustments to its mask policy: 

    Optional Masks 

    • We will adopt an optional mask-wearing policy in common areas across campus, such as the Gatton Student Center; common areas or hallways of classroom buildings; dining halls; libraries; workout facilities; and residence halls.
    • Masks will also be optional during voluntary events, such as Campus Ruckus, concerts, theatrical performances and at athletics venues.  
    • For performing arts classes — music, dance and theatre — masks are optional during performance situations (whether lessons, labs or performances). Masks, though, must be worn in classes when not performing.

    Mandatory Masks

    • Masks will remain mandatory in classrooms during classes. We will supply classrooms with masks.
    • Masks also will remain mandatory in private offices/suites and conference/meeting rooms where more than one person is gathered.
    • Masks must continue to be worn in research and classroom laboratories.
    • Health care facilities and settings are exempt from these changes. Current masking policies will remain in place in UK HealthCare settings, per UKHC policies.

    Other Considerations 

    • Recognizing the variability of mask policies across the state, Cooperative Extension employees should follow the mask policies consistent with their county government policy. For 4-H programs and youth under 12, the guidelines of local public-school systems will be followed.
    • If the positive trajectory of the virus continues, our hope is to expand the mask optional policy throughout the campus — not including health-care facilities and settings — following commencement ceremonies in May.
    • We will move as quickly as possible to update COVID-related websites and signage throughout the campus to reflect this policy change.

    Please Note: County health deparment and/or county/city government issue requirements that are more restrictive than our current guidance will be followed and adhered to.


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The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Organization with respect to education and employment and authorization to provide research, education information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function without regard to economic or social status and will not discriminate on the bases of race, color, ethnic origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.  Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other related matter should be directed to Equal Opportunity Office, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Kentucky, Room S-105, Agriculture Science Building, North Lexington, Kentucky 40546, the UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 13 Main Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0032 or US Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.


Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service
101 Lakeview Ct
Frankfort, KY 40601-8750
Phone: (502) 695-9035
Fax: (502) 695-9309
Email: Franklin.EXT@uky.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM



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The Franklin County Extension District Board’s most recent audit and adopted budget can be viewed anytime on the Department for Local Government’s Public Portal website, https://kydlgweb.ky.gov/Entities/specDistSearch.cfm . If you would like to view our most recent financial statement, please visit us at our home office located at 101 Lakeview Ct, Frankfort, KY during our normal office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.