The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service provides practical education to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future. Each year, the Cooperative Extension Service commits hundreds of thousands of hours working to make a difference in the lives of Kentuckians. This work would not be possible without the collective dedication of more than a 1,000 staff members working in Extension. Your gift to the Building Extension Professional Leadership Fund- ESP will serve to provide professional development grants for employees of Extension, no matter their role. This fund will serve to assist employees looking to sharpen their skills and bring new ideas back to the Commonwealth and their counties, to continue providing outstanding service to Kentuckians.