Areas of research include Agriculture, Aquaculture, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Food and Animal Science, and Family and Consumer Sciences.
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KYSU Extension is committed to solving problems of those who have limited social and economic resources and to improving the quality of life and vitality of Kentucky communities.
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The College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment offers one undergraduate degree program, two graduate degree programs, and multiple certificate programs.
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Take a Cruise on the Kentucky River Thorobred

Join us for an educational cruise on the Kentucky River Thorobred! This 52-foot Coast Guard certified floating classroom and laboratory is an educational vessel that is available to school and community groups from late spring until early fall each year.

These educational, 90-minute educational tours down the Kentucky River are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Lessons include water quality, watersheds, environmental education, history of the Kentucky River, and more.

Cruises must be booked ahead of time. The boat departs from River View Park in Frankfort at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Email to reserve your trip.

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Get a Certificate in 9 Exciting Agriculture and Related Science Fields

The College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment now offers certificate programs in nine disciplines: Food Safety; Human Health and Nutrition; Sustainable Agriculture Systems, Agriculture Business and Management; Environmental Measurements; Geospatial Technology and Application; Family and Consumer Sciences; Elements of Fashion and Home Décor; and Aquaculture.

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Many of the courses in these 12-hour programs can be completed online. Certificates provide students of all ages and experiences with opportunities to develop unique skills and increase their chances to be recruited in special skills-oriented and high-salaried professional jobs. Continue your education at Kentucky State University!

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Program Contact:
Kirk W. Pomper, PhD
Director of Land Grant Programs
Co-op Extension Building
Room 217
Phone: 502-597-5905

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