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UK Cooperative Extension Service agent receives national award for leadership, innovation

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky An agent with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service recently received national recognition for her visionary leadership and innovative programs. Jennifer Bridge, Meade County family and consumer sciences extension agent, was the recipient of the National Distinguished Service Award from Epilson Sigma Phi, an organization dedicated to extension...

UK researchers part of regional group working to reduce farmer stress during COVID-19 pandemic

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Unprecedented times have unleashed an enormous amount of new and unique stressors on American farm families. To help producers and their families better deal with stressful events, researchers in the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and College of Nursing have joined other scientists from across the South to develop resources...

UK helps teens develop life skills with ‘Adulting 101’ online course; new program begins June 16

By Seth Riker University of Kentucky Does babysitting belong on a resume? Can healthy meals come from a box? How do credit cards work? Such questions are common for high school students, and the University of Kentucky is providing answers with a new online program. This summer, UK is launching “Adulting 101,” an online life skills course for teenagers. Over the course of eight weeks,...

UK extension agents earn national awards for innovative, outstanding programming efforts

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agents received national recognition for innovative programming and career accomplishments during the annual meeting of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. “All across Kentucky, family and consumer sciences extension agents are working to improve the quality of life for individuals...