Ready, Set, Grow program launched in Beaver Dam

Ready, Set, Grow program launched in Beaver Dam

Program teaches kids gardening skills

Ready-Set-GrowBEAVER DAM, Ky.  (Sept. 25, 2014) — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined officials from Perdue Farms, the city of Beaver Dam, and Ohio County schools to launch the first “Ready, Set, Grow” school garden in Kentucky today at Beaver Dam Elementary School.

“The ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ program teaches children gardening skills that they can use all their lives,” Comer said. “Some of the students in the program might even be inspired to take up a career in agriculture. I’m glad that Beaver Dam Elementary is offering this program for its students, and I’m grateful to the good folks at Perdue for providing the funding to make this project possible.”

Jim Booth, director of operations for the Perdue processing plant in Cromwell, Kentucky, presented a grant check for $5,000 for the project on behalf of Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

“This school has initiated an innovative learning program that teaches children about where their food comes from and how they can participate in its cultivation. This space will further enhance this wonderful learning opportunity for the children of this school,” he said.