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Chamber Spotlight

Week of March 23, 2015

Lyon County UK Cooperative Extension Office
231 Main Street
Eddyville, Kentucky

Kentucky Cooperative Extension serves as a link between the counties of the Commonwealth and the state’s land grant universities, University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University, to help people improve their lives through an educational process focusing on local issues and needs.

Five staff members make up the Extension team at the Lyon County Cooperative Extension Service. Susan Fox serves as Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources. Her focus is to help the agriculture community, but she also works with home lawns, landscaping, Master Gardeners, Bee Keepers, Farmer’s Market and many others.

Angie York is the Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. She focuses programming on healthy lifestyles, food preservation, sewing, quilting, parenting classes and senior health. She also serves as the advisor for the Lyon County Homemakers program.

The Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development in Lyon County is Wanda Paris. The 4-H program utilizes a variety of programs to draw youth into the organization where the major focus is on youth development, character building, life skills, and leadership thru experiential learning. 4-H Camp is one of the most well-known of all 4-H programs. Paris serves as administrator for the program and manages the volunteer base that makes the program successful.

All three agents have a Community Development component in their jobs. This is accomplished by working with other community partners to assess the needs and plan programs to fill the needs of our community.

The Extension staff is rounded out with two staff assistants. Olivia Jones is the full time office manager, and Melissa Minard is a part-time staff assistant.

Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The Lyon County Extension Office is located at 231 Main St. in Eddyville and can be reached at 270-388-2341.

Check out the website at http://lyon.ca.uky.edu/


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