Engaged Communities. Vibrant Economies.
As a unit in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment since 2010, CEDIK embraces our mission through engagement, research and instruction. Along with our partners in Kentucky Cooperative Extension we connect the resources of our land-grant university with Kentucky communities. We do this by connecting communities to people, place and purpose.
Current Learning Opportunities
New Publication: Severe Housing Problems in Kentucky
This publication provides a closer look at severe housing problems as well as the differences across rural and urban Kentucky. There are several criteria that fall under severe housing problems, such as overcrowding, high housing costs, lack of kitchen facilities, or lack of plumbing facilities...Learn more
New Article: Artifact/Collections Response
Disaster - whether burst pipe, flood, fire, tornado or other weather related disaster can strike quickly, often with devastating effects to communities. Thankfully, there are steps that can be taken both before and after a disaster to preserve the books, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, artifacts and artwork that document a community’s culture, history and identity.Learn more
Connecting Communities to People, Place & Purpose.
CEDIK provides customized outreach services and information to community stakeholders across the Commonwealth. If you are a community leader needing in-depth data and analysis to make an important community decision, or are looking to engage your community in a long-term project, CEDIK can work with you.