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...

Across Kentucky – August 12, 2015

A feature report with the Ky Ag Department’s Executive Director of Marketing with special focus on the Kentucky Proud program.  Kristen Branscum testified before the General Assembly’s Ag Oversight Committee about the return on investment of tobacco settlement dollars to boost farm...

KDA marketing chief tells panel Kentucky Proud members benefit from program improvements

Frankfort, Ky. – New program launches, alterations to existing programs, and a stronger emphasis on farm impact are paying off for Kentucky Proud members, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Kristen Branscum told a legislative panel on Wednesday. “Everything we do at Kentucky Proud, we want to...

Sonny’s BBQ Hosts Kentucky Proud Night Tuesday With Products From The Chop Shop, Pilgrim’s Pride

RICHMOND, Ky. – Sonny’s BBQ in Richmond invites customers to enjoy local foods at Kentucky Proud Night on Tuesday. The event will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until closing at the restaurant at 1001 Center Drive. Sonny’s BBQ will serve pork, beef, ribs, and hamburger from The Chop Shop, a Wolfe County...

Across Kentucky – December 8, 2014

Progress in consumer recognition of the Ky Proud brand is growing on success in urban centers gaining wider awareness in communities across the state. Kristen Branscum with the Ky Department of Agriculture says the commissioned a survey to check progress on that growth and were extremely pleased with the...

Across Kentucky – September 2, 2013

A feature report on the Plate It Up Kentucky Proud Recipe program, a joint effort of the UK extension service and the Ky Ag Department’s Kentucky Proud program. Allen County Extension agent, Janet Johnson, and KDA’s, Kristen Branscum, explain how the effort is geared toward consumers, utilizing locally...

Across Kentucky – December 27, 2012

The state’s Ky Proud program was just funded for the next two years with a $2.8 million grant from state ag development funds. Investments in that program returned more than $200 million in retails sales of Kentucky food products in 2010 just through member retailers. The state ag department’s director...