We are pleased to be able to support the continuation of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Diversity Award.  For the past 25 years, we have been able to recognize Extension professionals who, through targeted efforts excelled in reaching new clientele. This is a joint award open to Kentucky State University and University of Kentucky Extension employees. The University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food & Environment’s Office of Diversity assists in award recognition. Those chosen for the award will receive a plaque and a program award of $500.00 (individual) and $1,000.00 (team) to use in their county/department to continue diversity efforts. 
We commend those for their work done in this area and encourage you to apply for this year’s award.

The Diversity Award recognizes special efforts to target groups of people not previously served by Extension.  This award supports programs that go beyond Affirmative Action efforts to develop a culture and environment in which diversity is valued and pluralism is achieved.


Recipents will be announced at the

February State Extension Council Meeting

Submission Process and Deadline

The deadline for receipt of nominations is January 10, 2020. Nominations will be submitted via email with two pictures from your program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley S. Holt, Assistant Director for the Office of Diversity, UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment,  ashley.holt@uky.edu or call 859-257-1637 for more information.