Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources

Photo: Joseph Farms taken by Nikki Bell 

County Agriculture and Natural Resource (ANR) Agents serve as the link between people in Kentucky counties andexperts at the universities. They provide informal education in any area related to agriculture or natural resources depending on the county needs. They coordinate and provide formal educational programs for the public through meetings, workshops, field days, personal communications, and web or satellite broadcasts. Agents also provide educational materials such as publications, newsletters, computer programs, and videos. All Extension ANR programs are part of the outreach program of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. County agents develop and implement these ANR programs in their counties. Extension programs make a difference in the lives of millions of Kentuckians through research-based education. So, whether you are a commercial-scale farmer, a backyard gardener, an avid outdoor-person, or anything in between, Extension ANR agents can help you grow your food, understand the food system, and protect the environment. Stop by the Marshall County Extension Office for more information.


Meet Marshall County's Agent 

Nikki Bell

Nikki Bell, Marshall County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Nikki grew up in Belleville, IL on a small pecan tree farm. After high school Nikki moved on to play collage softball while completing her Associates degree of Ag. Business at Rend Lake College. She then continued her education at Murray state majoring in Agronomy (Agriculture Plant and Soil Science.) There she served as the Agronomy Club President, participated in Block and Bridal Club and was an Agriculture Ambassedor. After graduating with her Bachelors of Agronomy, Hutson John Deere hired Nikki as a Sales Agronomist. She spent two years there, helping farmers make agronomic decisions. In April of 2014, Nikki accepted the positon of Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for Marshall County and in 2017 she completed her Master of Science Degree in Agriculture from Murray State. Now Nikki gets to spend her time doing what she loves best, helping and educating the community. Nikki’s door is always open and she encourages the community to come visit and questions! 


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