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KAD board approves over $1.3 million for projects across Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,338,011 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

State and County Funded Projects

University of Kentucky Research Foundation was approved for $250,000 in state funds to conduct a panel and economic analysis on a market for underutilized wood products. For more information on the project contact, Chad Niman at [email protected].

County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP)

CAIP provides Kentucky agricultural producers with cost-share assistance on practices to allow them to improve and diversify their current farm operations. CAIP covers a wide variety of agricultural enterprises in its 11 investment areas, including, but not limited to, bees and honey; equine; forage; beef and dairy cattle; goats and sheep; horticulture; poultry; swine; timber and technology, as well as energy efficiency and production; farm infrastructure and water enhancement; marketing; and value-added production.

Six CAIPs were approved by the board totaling $1,033,936:

  • Bracken ($275,625)
  • Breckinridge ($250,000)
  • Daviess ($128,058)*
  • Lyon ($35,000)
  • McLean ($45,253)*
  • Pulaski ($300,000)
Next Generation Farmer Program (NextGen)
NextGen addresses the growing need for a specialized program that would benefit producers ages 18 to 40 that have been engaged in an agricultural operation for a minimum of three years.

One NextGen Program was approved by the board totaling $33,075:

  • Bracken ($33,075)
Shared-Use Equipment Program
The Shared-Use Equipment Program assists broad-based community organizations with the purchase of farm equipment. The equipment purchased is made available for producer use in a specific county on a leased basis.

One Shared-Use program was approved by the board totaling $21,000:

  • Breckinridge ($21,000)
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