Over the past 4 years I have worked as 4-H program assistant with Leslie County Cooperative Extension Service.  As of January 1, 2021, I have begun my new role with Leslie County Extension as 4-H Agent for Youth Development Education. I look forward to continuing my service within our county. 

My goal for Leslie County 4-H is to get our youth more involved, teach the importance of giving back and overall, to make the best better. When a child thinks about 4-H, I hope they think about what it represents. During our meetings, we always start with our 4-H pledge. We pledge our head to clearer thinking, our heart to greater loyalty, our hands for larger service, and our health to better living. When they say the pledge, I want them to take in what they are saying and apply it in their lives.  Through our 4-H programming we hope to enable them to grow in our many areas. I want them to come up with ways they can think more clearly, think about how they can be more loyal, think of how they can better serve their community and how they can live a healthier life.

COVID-19 has made programing quite difficult, but I hope to be back in the schools as soon as possible. As for now, I plan to continue our grab-n-go bags, virtual programs, and some contests. Follow the Leslie County Extension Facebook page for upcoming events.  I truly appreciate the support from Extension and our community. If you have questions or just want to know more about 4-H feel free to contact me at the Leslie County Extension office (606) 672-2154, through our Extension Facebook messenger or at jace.peters@uky.edu!


The 4-H Youth Development program creates opportunities and supportive environments for youth and adults to become capable, competent and caring citizens. The emphasis is on "hands-on" learning that focuses on the youth's area of interest. Programs are conducted with the help of parents, adult volunteer leaders and professional staff who organize educational experiences. Youth participate in organized 4-H clubs, special interest and project groups, 4-H school enrichment programs, 4-H camp and other special activities.



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Discrimination Complaint Procedure

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Tim West, UK College of Agriculture, 859-257-3879; Terry Allen or Patty Bender, UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 859-257-8927; or the USDA, Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Bldg., 14th & Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 (202-720-5964).