School of Agriculture, Communities and the Environment


Areas of research include Agriculture, Aquaculture, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Food and Animal Science, and Family and Consumer Sciences.
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Kentucky State University Extension is committed to solving problems of those who have limited social and economic resources and to improving the quality of life and vitality of Kentucky communities.
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The School of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment offers two undergraduate degree programs, two graduate degree programs, and multiple certificate programs.
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Timely Information


Topic: 4-H Ignite Youth Conference
Date: November 18, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H and they are the four values youth work on through fun and engaging 4-H programs.  4-H empowers youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.   Join us for this empowerment virtual conference for middle school students to gain life skills and resilient to help youth thrive today and tomorrow.

Flyer for 4-H Ignite

GIS Day 2020 Flyer. Man and male child operatining a drone

Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Environmental Security (GIS) Day 2020
Date: November 18, 2020 @ 3 PM EST
Location: Virtually
Age Groups: High School and above students

An Introduction to GIS & Environmental Security,
Geographic Thought for the Classroom, Communicating in GeoSpatial, LiDAR, and more!

1890 Scholarships Program

The purpose of the 1890 Scholarships Program is to provide scholarships to support undergraduate students at the 1890 land-grant institutions, resulting in baccalaureate degrees in the food and agricultural sciences and related fields.

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Grant Design Picture City of Frankfort Economic Recovery has grant funding for small businesses in the Frankfort City limits to offset business' downfall from the COVID-19 pandemic.  Check here for additional information.

Obtaining money from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to start a new USDA Meat Processing Facility Meat Processing Plant Funding Flyer


Kirk W. Pomper, PhD
Director of Land Grant Programs
Co-op Extension Building
Room 217
Phone:(502) 597-5905

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