Interview with Raymond H. Lickert, February 18, 1981

Project: University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Raymond H. Lickert is a former District Director for the University of Kentucky Extension Service. Lickert was born in Alexandria, Kentucky in 1901. He states that he does not consider himself a pioneer in extension service, and shares his knowledge of the early efforts of the extension service in Kentucky. He recalls that before there were local extension agents, the local superintendents of school carried out what was called "club work," and precede the 4-H Clubs. Lickert states that he was a member of the 4-H Club of Campbell County when the program was directed by the county superintendent of schools.

Lickert explains that when he finished high school, he did not have the money to attend college, so he began teaching. When extension agents came by to organize a 4-H club in the Fall of 1920, Lickert organized a group to go to 4-H week. He eventually was able to go to UK with two other friends from Alexandria. He started his career with the extension service as an Assistant Agricultural Agent in Carroll County, Kentucky, and then was offered a position in Oldham County, where he worked for three years. He recalls receiving assistance from the experienced Home Demonstration Agent in Oldham County. In February of 1928, Lickert transferred to Fleming County, a county that had not had an agent for some time. He talks about the role of the Farm Bureau in the county, and describes working closely with neighboring counties.

After 8 years in Fleming County, the UK College of Agriculture offered Lickert a supervisory position, and he moved to Lexington. He states that he was an area supervisor mainly in the Licking River and Ashland area, but he also worked in Central Kentucky. Lickert explains that his duties involved helping to advertise the College of Agriculture's research and the programs to the people of the state. Lickert spent a total of forty four years working for the University of Kentucky Extension Service, and states that the more he worked, the better he liked it.

Interview Accession

1985oh015_af184

Interviewee Name

Raymond H. Lickert

Interviewer Name

Mike Duff

Interview Date

1981-02-18

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Lickert, Raymond H. Interview by Mike Duff. 18 Feb. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lickert, R.H. (1981, February 18). Interview by M. Duff. University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lickert, Raymond H., interview by Mike Duff. February 18, 1981, University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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