As a Cooperative Extension County Agent, we want you to feel empowered and prepared to do a job that will impact the lives of so many citizens in the state of Kentucky.  We start by offering you a glimpse of the life of an agent through the nation’s largest Extension Intern program.  If you like what you experience, we hope to see you back at New Agent Orientation after you have been hired as a full-time County Agent!  After that, we have periodic Core Training sessions to expand on the lessons you learn at Orientation.  We tie in these in-depth programs with a formal Mentorship program that pairs you with a peer to help guide you in your new career.  Finally, our structured professional development program, The Career Ladder, provides you with formal expectations for learning and personal growth in Cooperative Extension.

We want you to grow in your role as a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension County Agent!