As a young 4-H member in Polk County, Kim Frady saw first-hand how UT Extension services help farm families succeed.
“I was raised on a small farm where we had pigs, mules and horses. My grandfather raised corn and cotton, and I helped when I could. My older brother was a 4-H agent, and he had a big influence on me and the success of our farm,” Kim said.
As an Extension agent and country director for Bradley County, Kim has been able to do what he knows best during his 30 years with UT – help farmers with the daily challenges they face.
“Being employed by the University has given me so many opportunities to engage with families. One special memory is when one of the farm families we served was recognized as the Landcaster Tennessee Farmer of the Year. Moments like that and teaching my own family to appreciate and value farming have been enriching, “Kim said.
Kim enjoys gardening and raising dairy cattle. He and his wife Judith have two children, Jonathan and Kelley.