FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $2,829,845 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.
State and County Funded Projects
- City of LaGrange was approved for $245,000 in state funds and $5,000 in Oldham County funds for the construction of a farmers’ market pavilion to provide a permanent structure for local farmers’ markets. For more information on the project contact, Russ Morris at [email protected].
- Hancock County Cattleman’s Association was approved for $5,000 in Hancock County funds for a Hancock County Youth Agriculture Production cost-share program. For more information on the project contact, Evan Tate at [email protected].
- Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development was approved for $900,000 in state funds over a two-year period to deliver technical assistance and provide educational opportunities to agricultural and rural businesses. For more information on the project contact, Aleta Botts at [email protected].
- Kentucky State University was approved for $990,000 in state funds for the continuation of the KSU Mini Grant Program which provides assistance and mini grants to small-scale and underserved farmers statewide in the areas of aquaculture, value-added products, organics, food insecurity, farmer educational support, and agroforestry. For more information on the project contact, Joni Nelson at [email protected].
One MPIP Level 2 grant was approved by the board totaling $30,426:
- Goldy’s Meats in Crittenden County
One MPIP Level 3 grant was approved by the board totaling $238,599:
- Burnett’s Enterprise in Graves County
Eight On-Farm Energy grants were approved by the board totaling $66,070:
- Hickman ($10,150)
- LaRue ($10,150)
- Madison ($10,150)
- Marion ($2,520)
- McLean ($10,150)
- Ohio ($10,150)
- Rockcastle ($2,650)
- Webster ($10,150)
Three CAIP were approved by the board totaling $298,000:
- Adair ($45,000)*
- Johnson ($3,000)*
- Woodford ($250,000)
One NextGen Program was approved by the board totaling $36,000:
- Woodford ($36,000)
Two YAIP programs were approved by the board totaling $15,750:
- Adair ($5,500)*
- Shelby ($10,250)
All application periods and deadlines for CAIP, NextGen and Youth and leasing information for Shared-Use programs will be advertised locally.
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