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Local Food Heroes

2016 Local Food Heroes honored

Producers from Garrard, Lawrence, and Mercer counties were announced as this year’s crop of Kentucky Local Food Heroes Aug. 18 at the Kentucky State Fair.

FFA get ‘Ag Tag’ checks

Ky. 4-H, FFA get ‘Ag Tag’ checks

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture presented ceremonial checks for $184,237.61 each to the Kentucky 4-H Foundation and the Kentucky FFA Foundation on Aug. 19 as their shares of proceeds from voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2016 fiscal year.

Commissioner's Comments

Together, we can reduce hunger in Kentucky

RYAN QUARLES
Agriculture Commissioner

The Kentucky Hunger Task Force met for the first time June 2 at Gallrein Farms in Shelby County. The task force is part of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hunger Initiative, a first-of-its-kind effort to alleviate food insecurity in Kentucky. Feeding the hungry is a moral imperative. It’s also a practical matter that impacts Kentucky’s economy.