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.


2023 Farmers Market Planning Meeting

- LaRue County Extension Service

This will be an informational Farmers Market meeting to discuss plans for the 2023 market. A required voucher training will he held immediately following the meeting for those interested in accepting vouchers at the market.

Backyard Poultry Series

- LaRue County Extension Service

This is a four part backyard poultry series for anyone with an interest.

LaRue County Cattlemen's Association

- LaRue County Extension Service

The LC Cattlemen's meet at the Extension Office every second Tuesday at 7pm.

2023 LaRue County Cattlemen's Scholarship

LaRue County Extension Service

The LaRue County Cattlemen's Association will offer two $500 college scholarships to pursue a higher education degree to a county resident that is a member of the Kentucky Junior Cattlemen's Association or the LaRue County Cattlemen's Association. Application deadline is April 21, 2023.

Sheep & Goat Meeting

- LaRue County Extension Service

Dr. Jessie Lay will be discussing vaccine protocols with small ruminants.

Daniel Carpenter

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(270) 358-3401 LaRue County Extension Office 807 Old Elizabethtown Rd. Hodgenville, Kentucky 42748-0210

Contact Information

807 Old Elizabethtown Rd P.O. Box 210 Hodgenville, KY 42748-0210

(270) 358-3401