Mackenzie Preece

County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

Hi! It is nice to be home. My name is MacKenzie Preece, and I am the newest addition to the Franklin County Extension Office. I will be serving as a 4-H Youth Development Agent along with Austin.  Born and raised in Franklin County, I am so excited to serve the community I call home. I graduated from Western Hills in 2015 and went on to Murray State University to pursue a degree in Agriculture Education. Prior to extension, I taught in Danville at Boyle County Middle School as an Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor for 3 years. My experiences in 4-H come from many clubs, councils, boards and offices that I have been a part of during my 12 years as a 4-Her. From showing livestock, presenting speeches, fashion review, and camp I am excited to bring a wealth of knowledge to the office.


Austin J. Brewer

County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development 

I am Austin Brewer, your new 4-H Youth Development Agent in Franklin County. As an experienced mentor and educator, I am extremely excited to bring my skills and experience to Franklin County. I am originally from Bakersfield, CA, but moved to Kentucky in 2009 and I have lived in Franklin County with my wife for almost 5 years. We welcomed a baby boy in April 2021. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Leadership Studies from Murray State University and have been volunteering for 4H events since my freshman year of college. I have participated in clubs, judged competitions and even briefly attended camp. I have a passion for youth development, and I cannot wait to serve this community! I plan to start new programs in the upcoming months so keep your eyes peeled!
“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long… We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ~ Walt Disney

Volunteering Opportunities

Do you have a talent, skill, or idea that you could share with youth?  4-H Needs You to Volunteer! Volunteers help us offer programs and events in Franklin County 4-H!  For more information about Volunteering contact MacKenzie Preece at or Austin J. Brewer at

New school year enrollment starts on September 1st! Check back soon for more details!

Franklin County 4-H Brochure 

4-H Participant/Enrollment Form and Code of Conduct Form