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...

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...

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 – September 26, 2014

A feature report on the “Farm Fresh Friday,” promotion getting underway in many Kentucky school systems to feature locally grown, farm fresh products in cafeteria lines. Ky Ag Dept coordinator of its Farm to School Program, Tina Garland discusses the challenges and successes of school systems working...

Owen County Shows its Kentucky Proud Colors with Junior Chef Championship Dish

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Looking sharp in maroon and silver football jerseys, and working together as a team, the Owen County High School Rebels won a state championship Friday. But the sport wasn’t football. That championship won’t be played for three more months. Owen County’s “Cuisine Rebels,”...

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...

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...

Across Kentucky – March 5, 2014

From Breathitt County’s Bobcat Bread to Mayfield High School’s baked fajitas, the Ky Ag Departments new “junior chefs competition” is growing by leaps and bounds. Program coordinator, Tina Garland, says the result has been healthier eating with more local foods served in school...

Mayfield prevails by a knife’s edge for the first Junior Chef Championship

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mayfield High School earned the first Farm to School Junior Chef championship with a narrow victory over Fern Creek on Friday during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Junior Chef competition is one of the great successes of the 2013 Kentucky State Fair,”...

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