Keeping the public aware of the research, Extension and teaching efforts of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension Service is vital to our success. Our professional writers work with UK College of Agriculture and Extension professionals to produce timely and accurate news stories and features.  Weekly print stories are distributed to newspapers across the Commonwealth, as well as to local, regional and national trade publications.

Our Section provides useful, timely news and educational information via print and broadcast media to improve the quality of life for Kentucky residents.


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The news section also produces 2 issues of The Ag Magazine which includes Extension or Research reports. Those reports are also used by legislature officials in Frankfort, KY. For questions and comments, contact Carol Spence

Our experience working with print, television and radio news organizations gives us insights into how mass media can help you deliver your message to special audiences. We can share with you ideas and strategies for working in a mutually-beneficial way with local newspapers and broadcast stations. We offer media training to College of Agriculture faculty and staff, Cooperative Extension specialists, and periodically to select non-profit or governmental groups. Please let us know if you’d like to schedule training or if you have general questions about media.

If you have an idea for a news story, please contact Aimee NielsonKatie Pratt or Carol Spence


Agriculture Communications Specialist, Section Manager
Agriculture Communications Specialist
Agriculture Communications Specialist
Agriculture Communications Specialist, Editor, The mAGazine