FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,299,332 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.
State and County Funded Projects
- Country Charm Event Barn, LLC was approved $26,265 in Metcalfe County funds to improve the facility to be used as a resource within the community. For more information, contact Harvey Hawkins at [email protected].
- Loretto Butcher Shop, LLC was approved $239,645 in state funds to purchase and renovate the current facility. For more information, contact Joshua Geron 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.
Nine CAIPs were approved by the board totaling $966,547:
- Carlisle ($82,639)
- Franklin ($170,273)
- Jefferson ($20,500)
- Johnson ($80,000)
- Laurel ($100,000)
- Magoffin ($115,000)
- Rockcastle ($153,135)*
- Russell ($215,000)
- Wayne ($30,000)*
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.
Three DAR programs were approved by the board totaling $31,250:
- Franklin ($8,750)
- Hart ($15,000)
- Russell ($7,500)
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.
Two Shared-Use Equipment programs were approved by the board totaling $35,625:
- Green ($20,625)
- Rockcastle ($15,000)
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