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The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals recently installed Alison Davis as their new president. Davis, professor of agricultural economics in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, took over the position at the national conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Davis is also the executive director of the college’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky.

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Cattle numbers in the United States are the lowest they have been in more than 50 years.

“There has always been variation in cattle inventory from year to year,” said Kenny Burdine, agricultural economist with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “There was an upward trend from the 1930s to the 1970s, followed by a sharp and then more gradual reversal that has continued through today.”

Students plunged into the deep end of the business pool, working out solutions to real-world problems in a real-world agricultural products marketing and sales course.

The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout the year.

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