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.

ANR Pages

Click the links below to go to some of the local ANR-related groups and programs.

ANR Offerings in Laurel County

The Agriculture and Natural Resources program provides non-formal education in the areas of agricultural production, homeowner plantings, and natural resource utilization. Specific programs include information on food production, farm business management, marketing, and processing of agricultural products, natural resource management, and home lawn and garden information. We address issues dealing with environmental stewardship, the rural-urban interface, and value-added enterprises.

Upcoming ANR Events

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Southeastern Kentucky Beekeepers Association

The Southeastern Kentucky Beekeepers Association meets every third Thursday of the months January - October at the Laurel County Extension Office.

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CAIP/YAIP Trainings

Find out more about the CAIP (County Agricultural Investment Program 50/50 Cost Share) and the YAIP (Youth Agricultural Incentive Program).

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Upcoming ANR Events

ANR/Horticulture Newsletters

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Jasmine Fox

Extension Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Horticulture

(606) 864-4167 jasmine.fox@uky.edu Laurel County Extension Office 200 County Extension Rd. London, Kentucky 40741-9008

Eileen Kopp

Extension Staff Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Horticulture

(606) 864-4167 eileen.kopp@uky.edu Laurel County Extension Office 200 County Extension Rd. London, Kentucky 40741-9008

Glenn Williams

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(606) 864-4167 gwilliam@uky.edu Laurel County Extension Office 200 County Extension Rd. London, Kentucky 40741-9008

Contact Information

200 County Extension Rd. London, KY 40741-9008

(606) 864-4167

laurel.ext@uky.edu