Urban Extension: A Professional Development Offering

The marketing and communication needs associated in a large staff, diverse programs and multiple facilities led to the creation of a support staff position to focus on the maintenance of office web presence, social media efforts, reporting, and marketing.

In addition, county-wide mass mailing is delivered to every household in the county twice annually, marketing classes, workshops and events offered by CES.

How Boone County CES collaborates to leverage resources for collective impact:

Living up to its name, the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service invests in broad urban networks, connections, and partnerships, collaborating with many other community agencies, non-profits and governmental units. Some examples include: 1. Horticulture agent and assistants partner with the Northern Kentucky Forestry Collaborative to provide education certifications to employees of local arborists on a variety of forestry best practices. 2. Kentucky CES and the Farm Bureau share an understanding of the important role that agriculture plays in the daily lives of all people, and have a long and fruitful partnership on several community projects and events. 3. Public Libraries often partner with CES by hosting education programs for their patrons. Both CES and Libraries cross-advertise their programming. 4. Senior and other community living centers partner with CES to provide educational and live lesson programs to their residents (this includes centers whose residents have physical and mental disabilities). 5. CES has a long and successful history of partnership with local county and city governments . The county CES leadership regularly attends government meetings and maintains a positive, responsive and open line of communication with local officials.

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