University of Kentucky College of Agriculture


CEDIK has several grant funded research projects.  CEDIK's Research Director James Allen leads CEDIK’s research effort and coordinates the work of our graduate research assistants.

If you have any questions about the projects listed, you can contact James at

Research in Progress

  • Evaluation of Appalachian Regional Commission’s 10 years of funded health projects
  • Factors that contribute to rural or urban hospital choice by rural Kentuckians
  • Willingness to pay for healthcare services/amenities in rural Kentucky
  • Promoting rural entrepreneurship in Kentucky
  • Value of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Fine Arts Programming
  • Economic Impact Studies – CEDIK is working on several reports on the following economic sectors and subsectors: Agriculture, Equine, Forestry, and Wine.
  • Kentucky County Data Profile #4: Retail Sector

Completed Research