For 34 agricultural diversification and rural development programs
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2016) — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,805,557 for 34 agricultural diversification and rural development programs across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.
- Franklin County Fair and Horseshow Association, Inc. was approved for $6,000 in Franklin County funds to upgrade its public address system for its livestock facilities.
- Hickman County Fiscal Court was approved for $19,000 in Hickman County funds and $90,540 in State funds. The funds will be used to construct a 60’ x 40’ farmers market pavilion in Clinton.
- Metcalfe County 4-H Council, Inc. was approved for $3,800 in Metcalfe County funds to purchase country hams for its youth country ham project.
- Seven County Agricultural Investment Programs (CAIP) were approved by the board totaling $1,437,793: Bracken ($281,579), Clinton ($190,000), Hart ($350,000), Menifee ($93,953), Pendleton ($201,611), Scott ($250,000) and Trigg ($70,650) counties. An additional $72,271 was approved to enhance existing CAIPs in Logan ($62,271) and Whitley ($10,000) counties.
- One Deceased Farm Animal Removal Program totaling $7,500 was approved by the board for Russell County. 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 Shared-use Equipment Program totaling $2,213 was approved by the board for Warren County. The Shared-use Equipment Program assists broad-based community organizations on the purchase of farm equipment. The equipment purchased is made available for producer use in a specific county on a leased basis.
- Twenty On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives were approved for 24 farmers in 18 counties across the commonwealth, totaling $166,440. The On-Farm Energy program provides incentives for Kentucky farm families to increase energy efficiency of existing equipment or facilities. Successful applicants may receive 50 percent reimbursement of the actual cost of a qualified energy savings item, up to $10,000.