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.

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.

Additional Information



ANR Newsletters

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There are no newsletters available at this time. Please check back at a later time or contact Anderson County Extension Office.

2024 Anderson County Farmer's Market Hours:

The Old Depot Location Hours:

April 26 - October 26

Friday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Century Bank Park Location Hours:

Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

May 18 - October 26

Tuesdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

June 11 - October 22

Upcoming Ag Programs and Events

Anderson County Cattlemen Meeting

- Anderson County Extension Office

Regular meeting of the Anderson County Cattlemen.

Upcoming ANR Events

Check back frequently to see what events and agricultural trainings or meetings may be available in Anderson County.

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Kentucky Cattlemen's Association

Find helpful information about the Kentucky Cattlemen's Association and learn how to be a part of your local Anderson County Cattlemen's Association.

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Soil Testing

We offer free personal soil testing in our county. Samples may be dropped off during our regular business hours.

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Owen Watkins

Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources

(502) 839-7271 Anderson County Extension Office 1026 County Park Road, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342-1235

" For the farmer, is the only man in our economy who has to buy everything he buys at retail- sell everything he sells at wholesale - and pay the freight both ways." John F. Kennedy

Contact Information

1026 County Park Road Lawrenceburg, KY 40342-1235

(502) 839-7271