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.

Periodical cicada photo

Periodical Cicada Predicted to Return this Spring

Spectacular broods of periodical cicadas emerge at predictable intervals (13 or 17 years) across the eastern United States. Periodical cicadas are potential pests of many trees, with the exception of pines and other species that produce gummy substances when damaged. There is a high potential for brood XIX to be prevalent in the Pennyrile and Green River areas this year.

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Darrell Simpson

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(270) 338-3124 Muhlenberg County Extension Office 3690 State Route 1380, Central City, Kentucky 42330