Jeff Young

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Job Title: Director for Urban Extension, Coordinator for Extension Disaster Preparation and Relief
Office Phone: (502) 492-0985
Cell Phone: (502) 492-0985
Delegate Type: Point of Contact (POC)
Institution: University of Kentucky
State: KY
Area of Specialty:
Extension Director/Administrator


Dr. Young brings over thirty years of
experience with Kentucky Cooperative Extension
encompassing many diverse roles in one of
the nation’s most robust Extension systems.
This experience includes 20 years as a County Extension
Agent serving urban and suburban communities and ten
years as a District Director, Director of County Operations,
Director for Extension Human Resources (Interim) and
currently as Director for Urban Extension and Coordinator
for Disaster Preparedness and Relief. Dr. Young
earned an MPA and Ph.D. from the University of Louisville
focusing on leadership and organizational development
in higher education and a BS in Agricultural Economics
from the University of Kentucky.
In his current role, he supports county and state
Extension faculty and staff working to address the
challenges facing our urban communities and Extension
disaster response.
Dr. Young is active with the National Urban Extension
Leaders (NUEL) and serves on the national
Steering Committee, national conference planning
committee and as Southern Region Network Chair.
Dr. Young is committed to the land grant instruction
mission and serves as an assistant professor on
the Executive Sub-Committee for the Online Master of
Science Translation and Outreach Program and is
developing a first of its kind undergraduate course
focusing on Extension’s role in addressing urban

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