Interview with Kenneth A. Brabant,

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Kenneth A. Brabant, a former University of Kentucky extension agent, has been involved in farming and 4-H most of his life. In Logan County, Kentucky, Brabant helped organize community clubs and went to all 127 one-room school houses. In 1930, Brabant and Roy Procter began helping farmers keep records on various farms around Kentucky. Brabant discusses his use of the farm management records for teaching.

In 1933, Brabant helped organize the Agriculture Adjustment Administration (AAA) in Kentucky and he describes his work. Brabant also helped found the Agents Service of Suburban Organization in 1934. Brabant remembers that when the AAA was declared unconstitutional in 1938, the Agriculture Conservation Program (ACP) was formed. The ACP focused on land use planning and organized a volunteer program with the university. In 1948, the Farm and Home Development Program was started in Kentucky which was very similar to Missouri's farming program. In 1953, Brabant moved to Henderson, Kentucky to start a similar program. He also helped organize the Farm and Housing School which opened in 1961 with eighty men enrolled.

Interview Accession

1994oh027_af531

Interviewee Name

Kenneth A. Brabant

Interviewer Name

J. Allan Smith

Interview Date

1972

Interview Partial Date

1972

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Brabant, Kenneth A. Interview by J. Allan Smith. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Brabant, K.A. (n.d.). Interview by J. A. Smith. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Brabant, Kenneth A., interview by J. Allan Smith. (n.d.), University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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