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.
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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
Students Bring Back Inspirational Lessons from Scotland and Western Kentucky
Studying abroad and supporting local communities often leaves a lasting impression on students’ personal and professional lives. For University of Kentucky fellows, studying in Glasgow, Scotland provided unique insights and lessons to shape future endeavors for Western Kentucky communities.Read the Story
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.