Interview with Stephen Q. Allen, March 14, 1985

Project: University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Stephen Q. Allen was a participant in the College of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension Center. A native of Ellisburg (Casey County), Kentucky, Allen attended Houstonville High School, Campbellsville Junior College, and Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College. He received his B.S. in Agriculture in 1948, and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1953 from the University of Kentucky. Allen secured a position as an agricultural economics department specialist, and he discusses his duties in this job.

Allen mentions his various positions in UK's College of Agriculture and Cooperative Extension Center. He was an assistant agricultural economist in research (1953-1955) and an agricultural economist (1955-1981). Allen talks about being an extension specialist and mentions that Dr. Glenn Johnson was particularly helpful to him during this time. Allen discusses at great length the Agricultural Economics Program and the Cooperative Extension Programs at UK. He also talks about the various programs offered to veterans during and after World War Two that contributed to the growth and improvement of farms as well as the techniques used by farmers in Kentucky. Allen recalls that these various programs integrated and facilitated communication between the various agents with different specialties as well as the local farmers and businesses.

He remembers expanding his participation with the news media at UK as well as in communities around the state. He discusses extension publications and stresses the need to keep UK's focus on Kentucky's farms. Since his retirement Allen has performed consulting work regarding the farm management curriculum at UK, and developed the state vocational agricultural department area of farm management.

Interview Accession

1985oh059_af211

Interviewee Name

Stephen Q. Allen

Interviewer Name

Mike Duff

Interview Date

1985-03-14

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Allen, Stephen Q. Interview by Mike Duff. 14 Mar. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Allen, S.Q. (1985, March 14). Interview by M. Duff. University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Allen, Stephen Q., interview by Mike Duff. March 14, 1985, University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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