The 2024 Kentucky ProudĀ® Farm to Fork program will increase awareness of the local food movement by teaming up with organizations to benefit a charity in their community. These organizations can host an event that will highlight local farms, farmers, producers and Kentucky ProudĀ® farm products.

The cost-share grant for 2024 can reimburses 50% (up to $750) of the event's eligible Kentucky Proud products and associated promotional expenditures. Only those meal ingredients and items with Kentucky Direct-Farm Impact will be eligible for consideration. Eligible farm food purchases and farm items can be submitted for the full grant amount. Marketing and promotional costs cannot exceed 50% of the total reimbursement. Promotional expenses include but are not limited to advertisements for the event, menu cards, tickets, and on-site signage. All promotional expenses must include the Kentucky Proud logo.

Menu items must be sourced directly from a Kentucky farm where the commodities were grown/raised, from a processing plant that can identify the Kentucky farm of origin, or a distributor/business that can track either of these conditions. The Kentucky Proud logo on a product does not always indicate direct farm impact. Please contact our office to confirm.

All Farm to Fork Events must take place before November 17, 2024. 

Funding for Kentucky Proud

Applications for Farm to Fork events are due 30 days before the event. Expenditures occurring before the date the application is approved by KDA will not be eligible for consideration. Event reports and reimbursement forms from the Host Organization must be submitted to KDA within 45 days after the date the event occurs.

The application, guidelines and required paperwork are located to the right under the forms and documents tab. Funding for Kentucky Proud and the Farm to Fork program is made possible through a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.