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Kentucky State Attends AEA, Places in Poster Competition
Kentucky Ag Connection - 08/12/2022

Three Kentucky State University personnel placed in the poster competition at the Association of Extension Administrators (AEA) conference in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Allison Young and Chandra DeRamus placed first in the Family and Consumer Sciences category, for their poster titled, "Project Uplift CYFAR Project: Empowering Youth," which highlighted their work teach life skills to at-risk youth ages 12-18. Dr. Young also gave a presentation about the SKIP-COVID program during the conference.

Mason Crawford placed first in the Integrated Programs category, for his poster titled, "Urban Garden Project Puts Community First," which highlighted his work with the Russellville Urban Garden Project and other partnerships in Russellville.

Chelsea Walling and Dr. Ken Thompson placed third in the 4-H and Youth Development category, for their poster titled, "Implementing Aquaponics Project-based Investigations (APBI) in K-12 Extension Programs to Promote Student Interest and Understanding of STEM Concepts," which highlighted their use of aquaponics systems to increase youth's interest in STEM.

Nearly 50 personnel from Kentucky State attended the conference, which was the first in 10 years. Dr. Courtney Owens, Kentucky State Extension director, was on the Board of the conference.

"We had three outstanding Extension educators receive awards tonight," Dr. Owens said after the closing banquet and awards ceremony.

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