Group to Advise and Advocate for Land Grant Program
Kentucky Ag Connection - 06/11/2018
Kentucky State University's Cooperative Extension Program established a new advisory group to help promote the university's research initiatives and Extension programs and advocate for the Land Grant Program in communities across the state.
The Kentucky State University Land Grant Program Extension and Research Advisory Council (ERAC) is made up of community members and business leaders from across the state. It serves as a grassroots leadership group that advises the KYSU Land Grant Program on important issues facing the citizens in the Commonwealth.
Additionally, the group helps establish plans to research and address issues Kentuckians face.
The ERAC works to ensure that research-based information is made available to the public by providing adequate leadership and support of the university's agriculture programs in their communities. Some areas of focus of the ERAC include advising staff on programs deemed appropriate as well as those that no longer meet the needs of communities, and establishing lines of communication to community leaders and local organizations.