Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, right, presents Georgetown College President M. Dwaine Greene with a certificate recognizing GC as a member of the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo)
Comer welcomes Georgetown College to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program
For Immediate Release
Friday, April 25, 2014
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GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Georgetown College became the seventh higher education institution in Kentucky to join the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus Program in a ceremony Friday at the Cralle Student Center on the GC campus.
“As a member of the Farm to Campus program, Georgetown College is making more local food available for students, faculty, and staff,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “At the same time, you are helping Kentucky family farmers and small businesses make a living. On behalf of all Kentucky farmers, thank you, Georgetown, for being a part of the Farm to Campus Program.”
“Georgetown College is proud to be a participant in the Farm to Campus Program,” GC President M. Dwaine Greene said. “Not only does such a program signify cooperation in agricultural and economic stewardship, but it also honors Georgetown College’s 185-year tradition of connecting education and community here in central Kentucky.”
Commissioner Comer and President Greene were joined by Earl Goode, chairperson of the Georgetown College Board of Trustees; U.S. Rep. Andy Barr; state Sen. Damon Thayer; state Reps. Ryan Quarles and Tom McKee; and Georgetown Mayor Everette Varney.
Under the Farm to Campus program, the KDA will partner with Georgetown College and food service vendor Sodexo to put more farm-fresh Kentucky Proud products in the university’s food service system.
Georgetown’s participation in the Farm to Campus Program will include a unique composting project involving GC, the KDA, and the Scott County Extension Office. They will work together to compost material from the college and make the compost available to area farmers.
Georgetown College joins Asbury University, Campbellsville University, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Louisville, Morehead State University, and the University of Pikeville in the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program.