The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is dependent upon the broad-based participation of local citizens. That involvement is accomplished through the Extension advisory council system. The Extension Council is an organized body of volunteer leaders that counsels with Extension agents in the identification of local problems and issues, assists in program implementation, participates in determining program success, and communicates program accomplishments and funding needs to decision makers.


2016-2017 Franklin County District Board

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Rodney Bennett

William "Buff" Bradley

Jenny Cocanougher

Sherron Jackson

Myron Moore

Connie Trainer

County Judge/Executive Huston Wells

Jan Wright


District Tax Information

A Franklin County household property tax assessed at $100,000.00, will pay $13.00 annually towards the services that the Extension Office provides to the citizens.


Misuse of County Funds

Any person who believes that the Franklin County Extension District local tax dollars are misused or misappropriated should contact Jenny Cocanougher, Director for District 4 - Ft Harrod/Bluegrass, N-106K Ag Science Building North, Lexington, KY  40546-0091, (859) 257-7478, Fax (859) 257-3050, or Debbie Dunn, Administrative Support Associate, N-106K Ag Science Building North, Lexington, KY  40546-0091, (859) 257-7478, Fax (859) 257-3050,, or Sherron Jackson, Franklin County District Board Chairman, 101 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601, (502) 229-7018,


Program Complaint

Any person who believes they have been discriminated against in any Cooperative Extension Service sponsored activity or program may file a complaint with the Secretary of Agriculture by writing to:

USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Bldg., 14th and Independence Ave. SW, Washington, D.C. 20250

A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.


Employment Complaint

Any person who believes that discrimination in employment has occurred to them should contact:

Cooperative Extension Service Equal Opportunity Coordinator, C3 Agriculture Science Bldg. North, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40546, 859-257-2630


Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, Room 13 Main Bldg., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, 859-257-8927


Discrimination Complaint

The Cooperative Extension Service prohibits discrimination in its programs and employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Rosemary Veach, UK College of Agriculture, Lexington, KY 40546, or Terry Allen, UK Affirmative Action Director, Lexington, KY 40546, or the Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.

UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity:


Local Programming Requests & Suggestions:

Would you like to recommend a certain topic or area that needs to be addressed by the Franklin County Extension Office? Please visit our Suggestion Box.