Interview with Lucy T. Hammond, December 7, 1984

Project: University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Lucy Hammond was born in Junction City, Kentucky on June 16, 1927. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Kentucky State College and a Master's degree in Community Development from the University of Louisville. She also holds certificates in community development and food and nutrition. Hammond states that she knew that she wanted to work with cooperative extension from the time that she was nine.

Hammond worked in dietetics for sixteen years before applying for UK Cooperative Extension Service. She first held a position in Food and Nutrition for the Bluegrass. In this position she began to link up with other volunteer organization and work with extension families. She talks about working with churches, especially the Unitarian Church. Hammond helped to found the Neighborly Organization of Women, and she talks about food stamp projects and helping people in basic family resource management.

In March of 1970, she was appointed State Coordinator of Food and Nutrition Programs. She explains that her objective was to work with families mainly on a one-to-one basis. She talks about taking extension programs to the people and the two mobile education units that they had in the state of Kentucky. She feels that throughout her fifteen years, she has been able to teach 62,000 families.

Hammond explains the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (FNAP) which operates in the same regions as other extension program. She also talks about her work in Kenya from 1980 until 1983 and the young man from Uganda who is living with her. She explains that her job in Kenya was to teach in the College of Home Economics and she explains some of the challenges Kenya was facing at that time. Hammond mentions other volunteer agencies that she has been involved with including the Shriners, the Salvation Army, and the United Way. She talks about professional groups in which she is involved including Epsilon Sigma Phi, the American Dietetics Association, the International Federation of Home Economists, and the National Council of Negro Women.

Interview Accession

1985oh001_af171

Interviewee Name

Lucy T. Hammond

Interviewer Name

Mike Duff

Interview Date

1984-12-07

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Hammond, Lucy T. Interview by Mike Duff. 07 Dec. 1984. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hammond, L.T. (1984, December 07). Interview by M. Duff. University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hammond, Lucy T., interview by Mike Duff. December 07, 1984, University of Kentucky: Extension Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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