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...

Across Kentucky – May 29, 2015

Kentucky is one of three states selected to participate in a new federal mini-grant program aimed at assisting school systems in getting more locally grown produce onto their cafeteria lines. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Tina Garland, says somewhere between 30 and 50 of these $5,000...

Across Kentucky – February 20, 2015

From Pike County to Graves, some 38 Kentucky high schools have developed “Junior Chef” teams for a statewide competition culminating at the Ky State Fair. Tina Garland, program coordinator with the Ky Department of Agriculture, says teams use locally grown food ingredients to develop recipes, many of...

Across Kentucky – August 7, 2014

Kentucky schools are about to get back into session across the state and the Ky Ag Department’s Tina Garland explains that’s a growing opportunity for produce farmers who are looking into KDA’s “Farm-to-School” program to market crops direct to food service directors. She says the opportunity is...

Farms Feed Kentucky: Tackling the food issue from the inside

LEXINGTON, Ky., – In a county where 83 percent of the land is used for agriculture, but nearly 30 percent of the adult population is considered obese and 13 percent has diabetes, the question might be asked, why aren’t people eating better? This example is taken from Barren County, but Barren is...

Across Kentucky – March 26, 2014

Efforts continue in a number of ways to build markets and economic opportunity for produce farmers in the state. The Ky Ag Department’s “Farm To School” program is one of those and giving a boost to the impact of that effort is the Sustainable Food Alliance. Operations Manager Doug Scott talks about...

Across Kentucky – March 10, 2014

A report on the slow but steady progress with the Ky Ag Departments “Farm to School” program to get more locally grown fruits and vegetables into school cafeterias. Program coordinator Tina Garland says, from blueberries to sweet potatoes, more locally grown items are getting into...