Office of Agricultural Marketing
The mission of the Office of Agricultural Marketing is to assists farmers, agricultural businesses, and commodity groups in promoting and marketing their products by expanding existing markets and developing domestic and international markets for their goods and services.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of Agriculture Marketing & Promotion offers a selection of grant and funding opportunities for a variety of areas. Each program linked below has very specific guidelines and requirments for participation. Please reveiw them carefully to see if you may qualify for funding.
Plant Marketing serves Kentucky farmers looking to enhance or develop markets for a variety of horticultural crops. Our marketing specialists serve farmers' markets, fruit and vegetable growers, ornamental agriculture producers, and certified organic farmers.
Show and Fair promotes Kentucky's livestock industry by sponsoring over 100 district, state, and national livestock shows and sales for youth and adult exhibitors. The division administers the Aid to Local Agricultural Fair Programs, which moniters 105 local county fairs in promoting and advancing Kentucky agriculture. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture provides premiums for these shows and programs totaling over $1 million dollars annually.
Directions to the Office
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
fax: 502-564-0303 and 502-564-0854
Market News fax: 502-564-6527
- Livestock Market Hotline (800) 372-6568
- Forage Testing (800) 248-4628