The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is dependent upon the broad-based participation of local citizens. That involvement is accomplished through the Extension advisory council system. The Extension Council is an organized body of volunteer leaders that counsels with Extension agents in the identification of local problems and issues, assists in program implementation, participates in determining program success, and communicates program accomplishments and funding needs to decision makers.
Hancock County Extension District Board:
An organized sub-body of the County Extension Council created by the Hancock County Fiscal Court. The District Board is a body corporate, serving as an agency of the State to manage the affairs of the Hancock County Extension District, whose boundaries are coexistent with the boundaries of the County.
Hancock County Extension Council:
Is an organized body of volunteer leaders that counsels with the Extension agents to help identify issues and community needs. The CEC gives support to develop and carry out educational programs that contribute to Hancock County's social and economic development.
The Hancock County Extension Council is made up of members representing each of the four Extension programs areas (Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Community Development), plus the Extension District Board members and members of the Agricultural Foundation.