Nikki Bell, Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources

Extension ANR

County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agents serve as the link between people in every Kentucky county and experts at the universities. They provide informal education in any area related to agriculture or natural resourcesdepending on the county needs. They coordinate and provide 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 rogram 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. Stop by the office for more information.

About Me

Nikki grew up in Belleville, IL on a small pecan tree farm. She spent her childhood on the softball diamond, in the pecan orchard, by the lake or in the woods. After high school Nikki moved on to play collage softball while completing her Associates degree of Ag. Business. She then continued her education at Murray state majoring in Agronomy (Agriculture Plant and Soil Science) but she also enjoyed studying animal science classes as electives. After graduating with her Bachelors of Agronomy, Hutson John Deere hired Nikki as a Sales Agronomist. Now as the Marshall County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Nikki gets to spend her time doing what she loves best, helping and educating the community. Nikki spends her free time outdoors, studying for her Masters degree, volunteer firefighting and crossfiting. Nikki’s door is always open and encourages the community to come visit.


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Raising the Steaks @ MCEO - February 16, 2017

Farmers Market Informational Meeting @ MCEO - February 21, 2017

Farm to Fork Informational Meeting @ MCEO - February 21, 2017

Master Gardeners Mini Conference @ MCEO - March 11, 2017

Forage School @ Grand Rivers, KY - March 20, 2017

Kentucky No Till and Cover Crop Soil Health Forum - March 23, 2017

Women in Agriculture Ladies Night Out @ MCEO - March 24, 2017


2016-2017 Marshall County Adult Farmer Beef & Forage Meetings

beginning Nov. 7 - Feb 16 @ Marshall County Technical Center
(unless otherwise noted)

Winter Ag Conference @ Pilot Oak KY - February 7, 2017

2017 Kentucky Small Ruminant Grazing Conference - Saturday, February 18, 2017

36th Annual Kentucky Alfalfa and Stored Forage Conference - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mid-South Stocker Conference @ Manchester TN - March 1, 2017

University of Kentucky Wheat Production Field School: A Hands-on Training
 UKREC, Princeton - March 8 & April 26, 2017

Novel Tall Fescue Renovation Workshop @ Lexington - March 9, 2017

Small Farms Series @ Bill Cherry Expo Center, Murray - March 9 - December 14, 2017

MarketReady Producer Training Program - March 23, 31 & April 7, 2017
Campbel County Extension Office, Highland Heights KY

Indoor Tilapia, Shrimp and Aquaponics Program - March 25, 2017
Kentucky State University's Aquaculture Research Center

Managing Kentucky's Urban Forests
Pike County Extension Office - March 23 & 24, 2017

Laurel County Extension Office - April 6 & 7, 2017
Bullitt County Extension Office - April 13 & 14, 2017
Clark County Extension Office - April 17 & 18, 2017

Christian County Extension Office - April 20 & 21, 2017

Boone County Extension Office - May 1 & 2, 2017




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How to Take a Soil Sample

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Wildfire Risk Assessment Guide for Homeowners in the Southern United States

Genetically Engineered Crops – A Review of Concerns and Benefits






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