Approved for $21,000
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2014) — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, recently approved $21,000 in Jackson County Agricultural Development Funds to use as operating capital and marketing expenses for the Jackson County Regional Food Center.
Gov. Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, who together launched the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative in 2013, worked to support the Jackson County Agricultural Development Council’s recommendation to prioritize county funds to bridge the gap for future growth of the facility.
A portion of the funds will be used to implement a marketing plan that the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) will coordinate. KCARD plans to assess the needs and initiate an outreach program to microprocessors, Kentucky Proud producers and high tunnel greenhouse producers.