Kentucky Proud

Kentucky Proud Connection
Vol. 4 No. 8 • August 11, 2014

Susan Hutcherson

Program helps seniors at farmers' markets

To help Kentuckians age 60 and over, many of whom live on fixed incomes, the 2014 Farm Bill appropriated a $297,388 USDA grant this year for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) to distribute through the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.



Kentucky Proud Kroger Food Show

Producers pitch products to Kroger

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's marketing office played matchmaker again July 30, gathering Kentucky Proud vendors and Kroger store managers together in Louisville. Look for photos from the food show on the KDA's page on Facebook.



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Comer, Fischer to introduce food heroes

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, and Kentucky State Fair Board President Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe will announce the results of voting for the 2014 Kentucky Local Food Heroes on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 2 p.m. EDT at the 2014 Kentucky State Fair.



Across Kentucky

Podcasts cover Farm to School, bee programs

On recent episodes of Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Across Kentucky" podcast, host Mike Feldhaus spoke to the KDA's Tina Garland about the Farm to School Program and to state apiarist Tammy Horn about the upcoming visit from the American Honey Princess. (audio)



Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFB offers $1,500 women's educational grant

To be considered, potential recipients must complete the application and return the requested material to KFB postmarked by Oct. 24, 2014.





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Still time to apply for low-interest loans

Farmers and ranchers still have time to apply for low-interest 2014 loans available through FSA’s direct farm ownership program. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30, 2014.




Amy Hess

Ky. Proud members in award-winning show

The television series "The Local Traveler" recently won two regional Emmy Awards - one for host Amy Hess and one for an episode about three Kentucky Proud businesses in Lexington that have formed a unique, sustainable partnership. Here's the Emmy-winning segment.