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KY Agricultural Development Board approves more than $4.4 million

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $4,407,243 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

State and County Funded Project

  • City of Cadiz was approved for up to $93,500 in state and county funds for the construction of a farmers’ market structure to extend the marketing season for producers. For more information contact Ryan Clark at [email protected].
  • Gav’s Meat Processing, LLC was approved for $5,000 in Butler County funds to purchase meat processing equipment. For more information contact Gavin McKinney at [email protected].
  • Sugarloaf Mountain Meats and Processing was approved for $224,850 in state funds as a forgivable loan to purchase a poultry processing unit called “Plant in a Box” and equipment to expand their operation to a USDA certified poultry processing facility. For more information contact Nathan Gregory 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.

Twenty-six CAIPs were approved by the board totaling $3,877,393:

  • Ballard ($325,000)
  • Carroll ($183,809)
  • Casey ($240,000)*
  • Clark ($170,000)
  • Clinton ($160,909)
  • Daviess ($50,000)
  • Fayette ($40,000)*
  • Harrison ($371,979)
  • Henderson ($45,000)
  • Henry ($291,278)
  • Jessamine ($100,000)
  • Lawrence ($125,000)
  • Leslie ($62,730)
  • Marshall ($46,732)
  • Marion ($135,000)
  • McCreary ($35,725)
  • Meade ($61,842)
  • Mercer ($188,951)
  • Montgomery ($200,000)
  • Morgan ($221,911)
  • Muhlenberg ($54,813)
  • Oldham ($30,000)
  • Owen ($265,000)*
  • Powell ($60,841)
  • Trimble ($230,873)
  • Wayne ($180,000)

Deceased Farm Animal Removal (DAR)

The Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program serves as a measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally-sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky producers.

Four DAR programs were approved by the board totaling $44,500:

  • Clark ($15,000)
  • Harrison ($7,500)
  • Marion ($14,000)
  • Montgomery ($8,000)

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 $60,000:

  • Henry ($60,000)

Youth Agricultural Incentives Program (YAIP)

YAIP encourages youth to engage in and explore agricultural opportunities.

Seven YAIP programs were approved by the board totaling $102,000:

  • Clark ($40,000)
  • Fayette ($5,000)
  • Henderson ($6,000)
  • Henry ($20,000)
  • Ohio ($10,000)
  • Oldham ($6,000)
  • Trimble ($15,000)
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