Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA’s marketing office

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. “As our leadership team continues to come together, we...

Chefs in Schools Collaborative will help schools serve fresh local foods to Kentucky students

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Schools in eight Kentucky counties will receive face-to-face instruction from chefs to help them serve fresh local foods to their students under two pilot projects led by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program in partnership with the Community Farm Alliance and...

Georgetown native Ryan Quarles Sworn in as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an efficient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda. “Being the...

FARM TO SCHOOL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Students from Webster, Boyle, and Perry counties were honored as the statewide winners of the Farm to School Art Contest at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Administrators Conference on Friday in Lexington. “I appreciate the efforts of all the students who entered the...

Kentucky’s Best Wines are Recognized at Kentucky Commonwealth Wine Gala

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wineries from Burkesville, Frankfort, and Paducah received Commissioner’s Cup honors at the Celebration of Kentucky Wines gala Saturday at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville honoring the top wines in the third annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition. Up the Creek Winery...

Sonny’s BBQ to Serve Kentucky Proud Foods Oct. 22

RICHMOND, Ky. – Sonny’s BBQ in Richmond will serve locally sourced meats on Thursday, Oct. 22, in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University’s Meadowbrook Farm and The Chop Shop of Wolfe County. All pork and ribs Sonny’s serves on Oct 22 will be sourced from Meadowbrook Farm, a 720-acre farm in...

Anderson County Captures 2015 Junior Chef Crown

LOUISVILLE , Ky. – The “Culinary Cats” of Anderson County clawed their way to the 2015 Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef championship Friday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Team members Christina Montgomery, Gracie Inabnitt, Mary Grace Bamburger, Abby Coyle, and Ally Hays won the third...

Students Will Cook For Scholarships at the Third Annual Junior Chef Competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifteen high school teams from across Kentucky will compete for scholarships and the coveted championship trophy at the third annual Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Junior Chef competition...

Kentucky Proud-Kroger Partnership is off to a Strong Start in the First Six Months

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Proud members and a Kroger official say they’ve seen positive results in the first six months of the partnership between the supermarket chain and the state’s official farm marketing program. “Consumers love the expanded selection of local, high-quality Kentucky Proud...

Kentucky Schools Encouraged to Apply For $5,000 Farm-to-School Mini-Grants

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The National Farm to School Network is accepting applications from eligible schools or school districts in Kentucky for $5,000 mini-grants to help jump start new farm-to-school activities or ramp up existing programs. “I encourage Kentucky schools to apply for these mini-grants to enable...

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