Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Our program provides education, training and technical assistance to individuals and businesses concerned with profitable agriculture.

What Is Agriculture and Natural Resources?

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) is a program area of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Extension ANR programs are part of the outreach program of the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture. We provide informal education in agricultural production and environmental stewardship.   

Departmental specialists, researchers, and county agents develop and implement ANR programs. In addition to production agriculture, a small staff of Extension Associates provides focused assistance to state and county staff on interdisciplinary and critical-need programs. These programs may deal with the interface between production agriculture and environmental stewardship. Associates also address the relationship between farmers and non-farm rural and urban citizens. Our programs make a difference in the lives of millions of Kentuckians through research-based education.

Working with our other land grant partner, Kentucky State University, we extend the resources of the University to the people in their local communities. County agents serve as the link between people in every Kentucky county and experts in the universities. They coordinate and provide educational programs for the public through meetings and workshops, field days, personal communications, and web or satellite broadcasts. Agents also provide publications, newsletters, computer programs, videos, and other educational materials.

ANR Offerings in Woodford County

The Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Beau Neal, provides expertise to farmers and agriculture businesses related to field crops, livestock, and natural resource concerns. Beau helps provide oversight for local cost share programs and coordination between other agricultural agencies to support agricultural producers in Woodford County.  He also works with farmers in regard to soil testing, disease diagnosis, and plant, weed, and insect identification for field crops, livestock, and pastures.  Beau serves as a resource in disseminating information developed by university specialists to local producers through local field days, research projects, and classes.  He is also available for a one-on-one consultation with individuals in whole farm management and planning.

Upcoming ANR Events

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Submitting a Soil Sample

Directions on submitting a soil sample.

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Woodford County CAIP Information

Information about the CAIP program in Woodford County

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Beau R. Neal

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(859) 873-4601 Woodford County Extension Office 184 Beasley Drive, Versailles, Kentucky 40383-8992

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