Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Our program provides education, training and technical assistance to individuals and businesses concerned with profitable agriculture.

What Is Agriculture and Natural Resources?

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a program area of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Extension ANR programs are part of the outreach program of the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture. We provide informal education in agricultural production and environmental stewardship.   

Departmental specialists, researchers, and county agents develop and implement ANR programs. In addition to production agriculture, a small staff of Extension Associates provides focused assistance to state and county staff on interdisciplinary and critical-need programs. These programs may deal with the interface between production agriculture and environmental stewardship. Associates also address the relationship between farmers and non-farm rural and urban citizens. Our programs make a difference in the lives of millions of Kentuckians through research-based education.

Working with our other land grant partner, Kentucky State University, we extend the resources of the University to the people in their local communities. County agents serve as the link between people in every Kentucky county and experts in the universities. They coordinate and provide educational programs for the public through meetings and workshops, field days, personal communications, and web or satellite broadcasts. Agents also provide publications, newsletters, computer programs, videos, and other educational materials.


Come Join Our Team! Extension Facilities Manager

Come join our team! The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, through the University of Kentucky is in need of a facilities manager. Click the registration link below to apply.

How Can We Serve You?

Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (Extension) is the local outreach arm of the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment. Extension provides practical, research-based education that helps individuals, families and communities solve problems and improve lives. Extension addresses issues (e.g., farming, gardening, parenting, budgeting, healthy living, and youth, community, and economic development) that are important to Kentuckians.

We are inviting you to complete a survey to help us understand the needs and priorities within your community. Your responses will help us tailor new and existing educational programs and outreach to address the issues that directly impact you, your family, and/or your community.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Keenan R. Bishop

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(502) 695-9035 Franklin County Extension Office 101 Lakeview Drive Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-8750