Across Kentucky – December 9, 2015

Kentucky has earned some $300,000 in USDA specialty crop grants to boost economic opportunities for farmers. The Ky Ag Department’s coordinator, Josh Lindau, says those grants were distributed among eight applicants for a variety of projects that will open more doors for more producers through specialty...

Kentucky Farm Bureau awards nearly $400,000 in college scholarships

Louisville, KY (June 2, 2015) – Though the school year is winding down across the Commonwealth, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is already helping high school graduates gear up for their first semester of college. Heading into the summer, state and county Farm Bureau have provided 312 scholarship grants...

Across Kentucky – April 14, 2015

Almost $300,000 in USDA grants is now available in Kentucky for projects to increase the economic impact of “specialty crops” for the state. Josh Lindau, Ky Ag Department horticulture specialist, lays out eligibility requirements for the projects and describes successful efforts in past...

Across Kentucky – December 16, 2013

A report on a series of grant writing workshops underway through January, hosted by the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development (KCARD). The agency’s Myrisa Christie talks about the complexities of applying for funds of all kinds, but, she says, with a little training Kentucky ag entrepreneurs can have a...

Across Kentucky – August 23, 2013

The biggest part of the farmers’ markets season still lies ahead of us, and Sharon Spencer with the Ky Ag Department provides an update on the growth and expansion of these markets across the state. Several new venues have just come on line this season and several others have successfully snagged some ag...

Across Kentucky – July 5, 2013

A Morgan County native, Myrisa Christy, has joined the staff of the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development (KCARD) as the coordinator for their Agribusiness Grant Facilitation Program. Christy talks about her role, the help available through KCARD, and about her view that as a state Kentucky is not getting...

Across Kentucky – February 15, 2013

A grant writing workshop for up-and-coming Kentucky agri-business entrepreneurs is set for next Wednesday, Feb 20 in Somerset. Comments with Aleta Botts with the Ky Center for Ag and Rural Development (KCARD). She says this process can open some important doors for access to federal and regional grant...

Across Kentucky – January 29, 2013

Creating energy or energy savings on the farm is the goal of an expanded cost share program available through the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy (GOAP). For 2013 the program will increase from $10,000 to $15,000 the possible cost share match for farmers installing approved systems from grain drying to...

Across Kentucky – January 16, 2013

Over the past ten years the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) has been quite successful with helping ag entrepreneurs get into value added ag businesses to expand farm income. KCARD’s Larry Snell says they have an 82% effective rate in keeping those new, small businesses...

Across Kentucky – November 8, 2012

Twenty two “on farm energy efficiency grants” were approved recently by the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy (GOAP). The agency’s Bill McCloskey explains that farmers can qualify for one-quarter cost share, up to $10,000 if they meet the project qualifications of the program. The next sign-up period...

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