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Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves more than $1.2 million for projects across the commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,263,891 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

County and State Funded Projects

  • Avios Cuban Meats, LLLP was approved $155,403 in state funds to purchase equipment for their meat processing facility. For more information, contact Elaisy Gonzalez at [email protected].
  • Blackacre Conservancy, Inc. was approved $2,785 in Jefferson County funds to build a hoop barn and purchase storage for equipment. For more information, contact Dennis Craig at [email protected].
  • Community Farm Alliance, Inc. was approved $621,717 in state funds over a two-year period to continue supporting market and nutrition incentives and increase access to local food for low-income populations. For more information, contact Martin Richards at [email protected].
  • Daviess County Cattleman’s Association was approved $5,775 in Daviess County funds to purchase a Mobile Beef Promotion Trailer. For more information, contact Joan Hayden at [email protected].
  • Metcalfe County 4-H Council, Inc. was approved $1,500 in Metcalfe County funds to purchase 25 hams for Metcalfe County 4-H members. For more information, contact Marla Young at [email protected].
State Program
On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
The On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program provides incentives for Kentucky farm families to increase the energy efficiency of existing equipment or facilities on the farm.
Four On-Farm Energy grants were approved by the board totaling $36,639:
  • Adair ($6,189)
  • Bell ($10,150)
  • Graves ($10,150)
  • Jessamine ($10,150)
County Programs
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.
Four CAIPs were approved by the board totaling $341,072:
  • Campbell ($37,685)
  • Harlan ($53,387)
  • Ohio ($130,000)
  • Washington ($120,000)
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.
One DAR program was approved by the board totaling $15,000:
  • Shelby ($15,000)
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 $37,500:
  • Washington ($37,500)
Youth Agricultural Incentives Program (YAIP)
YAIP encourages youth to engage in and explore agricultural opportunities.
Four YAIPs were approved by the board totaling $46,500:
  • Harlan ($2,500)
  • Shelby ($10,000)
  • Washington ($19,000)
  • Wayne ($15,000)*
All application periods and deadlines for CAIP, NextGen, and YAIP will be advertised locally.
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