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Year: 2023
Project Leader: Garry Ostrander, Aaron Redmond, Jace Peters, and Vicki Boggs
Department/Program: Leslie County 4-H/AG/FCS
Funding: $950

This enrichment program will consist of monthly hands-on lessons that will prepare students and adults with the skills and confidence they need to successfully create their own hydroponics/aquaponics system. We hope to spark an interest that could potentially lead to jobs in our economically challenged area of Southeastern Kentucky, infusing our economy and inspiring hope in the people by bringing new industry to Leslie County. By utilizing the supplies and commodities we have in our area we can restore hope that we can make a good life and a good living for the people in our community. This project will provide hands-on learning experience for elementary and high school youth in our county but will also reach adults through AG/FCS programming. In order to be successful the person must be passionate about what they are doing. Our hope is to present as many viable options as possible for the people in our community to make and to have a better life mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Contact Information

Dr. Nancy Cox, Ph.D.

S123 Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 257-4772