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.

Garrard Coffey

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(606) 256-2403 Rockcastle County Extension Office 1050 West Main St., Mount Vernon, Kentucky 40456-2505

Hannah Prewitt

Extension Assistant, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Science, 4-H Youth Development

(606) 256-2403 Rockcastle County Extension Office 1050 West Main St., Mount Vernon, Kentucky 40456-2505


Chute Side Beef Demonstration

- WTA Beef Marketing Alliance

This course will be covering grading feeder calves, and predator control. A free meal will be served. Qualifies for CAIP Educational Requirement. Please let us know you plan to attend by calling (606) 256-2403

Rockcastle Cattleman's Banquet

- Rockcastle County Extension Office

Rockcastle Cattleman's Banquet will be hosting a guest speaker from the Kentucky Cattleman's Association Legislative Representative. A meal will be served at the banquet. Please RSVP by calling (606) 256-2403 prior to March 18th

Horses and Horsemen

- WTA Beef Marketing Alliance

This course qualifies for CAIP educational requirement for those needing a course