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Murray State joins Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

Eight state colleges are now in program

MURRAY, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2014) — Murray State University on Tuesday was welcomed into the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program.

Kentucky ProudFarm to Campus is the official state program for connecting Kentucky farmers and food producers with Kentucky higher education institutions. Under Farm to Campus, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture helps participating institutions put fresh Kentucky Proud products in their foodservice systems and shelf-stable Kentucky Proud products in their campus bookstores.

“This region is one of the most productive areas in the nation, with a top-notch agriculture school, so it’s only fitting to have Murray State in the Farm to Campus program so they can share more of the abundance of this area’s farmers and food producers,” said Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.

Murray State becomes the state’s eight college to enter the program, joining Asbury University, Campbellsville University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, the University of Louisville, Morehead State University, and the University of Pikeville

“We are ‘Kentucky Proud’ to join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus network of universities across the Commonwealth,” said Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture at MSU. “Working together, our Dining Services, University Bookstore, and the Cherry Exposition Center have identified several Kentucky Proud products that can be utilized in our operations.