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.

Useful Links: 

YouTube Channels 

UK Animal and Food Sciences Beef Videos 
UK YouTube Ag Channel- All Topics
Ky Forages YouTube 

Apply for Ky Agriculture Sales Tax Exemption         NRCS Web Soil Survey
Forages Information                                                 National Premise ID Request Form
Kentucky Dairy Development Council                      Beef Production
Soil Testing                                                               Poultry and Eggs
Kentucky Cattlemen's Association                            Livestock & Crop Market Reports 
Kentucky Pest News                                                 Kentucky Sheep & Goat Dev. Office 
Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center                       Ag Economics Resources
Center for Crop Diversification                                 Commercial Horticulture
Grain Crops                                                              Home Horticulture
Ky Horticulture News                                                Ky Horticulture Council

Subscribe to the Adair County Horticulture Newsletter

The Horticulture newsletter is published monthly. Click below to subscribe!


Subscribe to the Adair County Agriculture Newsletter

Subscribe to the Adair County Ag Newsletter for important information pertaining to all agriculture areas.



Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan

All applicants are required to have completed and up to date the Kentucky Agriculture Water Quality Plan.  If you do not have a plan or have not updated your plan recently, you may create your plan online or utilize a printable version

Create Your Plan Online Instructions
Create Your Plan Online
Create Your Plan Printable Version


CAIP Cost Share Investment Program

The County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) offers 11 investment areas that provide Kentucky agricultural producers cost-share assistance on practices that increase net farm income and opportunities to try new/innovative technologies or systems that improve farm efficiency and productivity.

The farm must be located in Adair County.

Educational Opportunities (Must complete at least one) are beginning in August. See our calendar of events page or check with the office about specific events and registration. 

2023 CAIP Standard Guidelines


Investment Areas: 


Winter Gardening Workshop Series

- Adair County Cooperative Extension Office

May Beef Month Kick-off

- Adair County Cooperative Extension Service

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.

Nicholas A. Roy

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(270) 384-2317 Adair County Extension Office 409 Fairground St., Columbia, Kentucky 42728-0309

Contact Information

409 Fairground St. Columbia, KY 42728-0309

(270) 384-2317