Apply Now for Summer 4H Youth Camp Positions


The College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems is currently accepting applications for youth mentors, health and fitness staff, dorm supervisors, program assistants, and lead teachers for its 4H Youth Development summer programs.

Applications and job descriptions for each position are available in the KSU Cooperative Extension Building or by contacting Ms. Shawn Moore at (502) 597-6672 or Applications are due Friday, March 17 by 4 p.m. CAFSSS’s summer programs include the Summer Apprenticeship Program (June 4-24), Pathways and Access to Careers in Environmental Sciences (June 11-17), AgDiscovery (June 11-24), and Summer Transportation Institute (July 9-29).

Information for all of KSU’s summer programs can be found at


KSU Teams Up with Lexington’s Lyric Theatre for Agriculture Workshop Series

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CAFSSS is partnering with The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center to educate middle and high school students about urban agriculture and sustainable food production. “Fresh-OP at the Lyric” is a free 8-part workshop series that will give students a hands-on experience in designing, planning, and planting a garden in an urban setting. Learn more here: and register here:


ICYMI: KSU Welcomes New Extension Directors

Johnnie Westbrook, associate extension administrator, and Courtney Owens, interim assistant extension administrator and state specialist in program and staff development have joined Kentucky State University. Dr. Westbrook will direct KSU’s Cooperative Extension Program, which focuses on solving problems faced by those who have limited social and economic resources and to improving the quality of life and vitality of communities and individuals throughout Kentucky. Learn more here:


On the left is Dr. Courtney Owens, on the right Dr. Johnnie Westbrook


Register for the TriState Diversity Conference


The Tri-State Diversity Conference will be held in Cincinnati on February 16-17 and will focus on “Breaking Down the Walls: Building Inclusive Communities.” The conference is designed for extension personnel, educators, administrators, community outreach leaders, social marketers, health and social services professionals, employers and supervisors, human resource staff, and all others wanting to empower greater diversity and cultural understanding within their communities. Register online at:



Kirk W. Pomper, PhD
Director of Land Grant Programs

Co-op Extension Building
Room 217
Phone: 502-597-5905

About the College

The College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems is comprised of five divisions. They are: