Last updated: July 17. 2014 1:31PM - 795 Views
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Logan County has a new Agriculture/Natural Resource Extension Agent and she is excited to begin serving the needs of this community.

Leann Martin will be taking the place of agent Chris Milam, who recently left the extension service for a position with Champion Pet Foods, an industry in the Auburn area.

Martin grew up between Logan and Simpson Counties on a farm and dreaming of someday becoming a spokesperson for the agricultural community she loved so much. Growing up and working on a cattle/grain farm Martin had a front seat view of agriculture and the many needs of an industry that not only feeds this country, but takes its rightful place in its rich history.

Martin has vast experience in a variety of agricultural activities, from growing up and working in the grain industry, to raising and showing Limousin cattle on her family’s farm. A 2007 graduate of Franklin-Simpson High School, Martin holds a degree in Agribusiness and Business Administration from Western Kentucky University, graduating in 2010.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to serve Logan County and its agricultural needs,” said Martin. “I am looking forward to building a relationship with those in the agricultural community.”

Agricultural extension is the function of providing need-and demand-based knowledge in agronomic techniques and skills to rural communities in a systematic, participatory manner, with the objective of improving their production, income, and (by implication) quality of life. Extension is essentially education and it aims to bring about positive behavioral changes among farmers.

The Logan County Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Kentucky and Kentucky State University off-campus information network. They deliver information, education, and solutions, and grow ideas into better communities, stronger local economies, and healthier lives.

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