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2007 Kentucky State Extension Advisory Council. District Delegate Report. Administrative Update from Dean Scott Smith. State budget in good shape, federal budget uncertain Implementation of career ladder for agents to be fully implemented by July 2007 New Equine Initiative getting underway

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administrative update from dean scott smith
Administrative Updatefrom Dean Scott Smith
  • State budget in good shape, federal budget uncertain
  • Implementation of career ladder for agents to be fully implemented by July 2007
  • New Equine Initiative getting underway
  • State budget needs

-Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center

-Joint dairy operation with Eastern Ky.


survey results on kentucky extension by paul warner
Survey Results on Kentucky Extensionby Paul Warner
  • 60% of Kentuckians are aware of Extension
  • 81% are aware of 4-H
  • 49% heard of Extension through the media
  • 36% heard of Extension through personal contacts
  • 32% of households use Extension
  • 92% of Extension users were satisfied
joint session with the agents conference
Joint Session with the Agents Conference
  • Greetings from Administration
  • Diversity Speaker
  • Discussions regarding the collaborative efforts between College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension and some other University of Kentucky departments
  • Awards Banquet—Staff career award, Diversity Awards, Barnett Council Award
report on advisory council development from ralph prince
Areas Most Improved

Better CEC representation of county demographics

Using membership committee to enhance CEC

Rotation of membership

Change for improvement is a goal and is being done

Leadership development and orientation

Areas for Attention

Programming function of Co. Extension Councils

Reaching parity with CEC and program councils

Building effective links between program councils/ committees and CEC

Highlighting of materials on council website and their use—keep momentum

SEAL II Advanced training

Report on Advisory Council Development from Ralph Prince
regional issues currently being addressed
Regional Issues-Currently Being Addressed

Western Region:

  • Rural Living (Land Use)-Phase 2
  • Leadership-working with Community and Elected Officials
  • Adopt a 4-Her-Mentoring
  • Drug Abuse Awareness-Phase 2
  • Food Safety*
  • Residential and Rural Landscaping*
  • Obesity *

*Addressed by State QRT, committee, or group

regional issues currently being addressed1
Regional Issues-Currently Being Addressed

Eastern Region:

  • Marketing ag products
  • E-Commerce
  • Community Development-Phase 2
  • Animal Identification-horse
  • MyFace/Spacebook *
  • Drug Abuse Awareness Prevention-Phase 2
  • Entrepreneurship-adult and youth
  • Food Safety*
  • Obesity*

*Addressed by State QRT, committee, or group

regional issues currently being addressed2
Regional Issues-Currently Being Addressed

Central Region:

  • Reducing Debt
  • Farm Labor *
  • Land Use *
  • Communication Skills for All Family Types
  • Science Youth and Technology for youth *
  • Obesity *
  • Residential and Rural Landscaping *

*Addressed by State QRT, committee, or group

other seac business matters
Other SEAC Business Matters
  • New Officers elected—President Peggy Townsend, Oldham County; Vice-President Carol Coplen, Ballard County; Secretary Rhonda Brashear, Leslie County
  • Mike Bach, Bath County, is outgoing SEAC President and has been an excellent officer
  • District reporting to disseminate information from the state meeting may be as the delegates and District Director decide
  • Districts 1 and 2 reported at this year’s conference on district sessions held in 2006 to report on the state meeting and to note local issues and accomplishments
  • Delegates’ folders contain many reports and announcements from program administrators

Information compiled by Ralph Prince, State Advisory Leadership Coordinatorralph.prince@uky.eduPhone 270-365-7541

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