The Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund (KADF) project and program applications must be submitted in hard copy to the Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy. Applications must be received by the last Friday of each month to be referred to the board at the next monthly meeting.
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KADF Project Application
The KADF Project Application is the general project application for non-program applicants.
KADF STATE PROGRAMS
The state program applications below are for farmers and agribusinesses applying for funds. All state program applications must be submitted to the Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy for consideration.
On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program
On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program provides incentives for Kentucky farm families to increase the energy efficiency of existing equipment or facilities on the farm. Successful applicants may receive up to 50 percent reimbursement of the actual cost of a qualified energy saving item, up to $10,000. Applicants may also be reimbursed an additional $150 for a third-party energy audit.
On-Farm Water Management Program
On-Farm Water Management Program (OFWM) provides incentives for Land-Grant and Regional Universities, Non-Profits and Kentucky farm families to financially incentivize better water practices across the Commonwealth. Applicants may apply in one of three areas: Research, Development and Demonstration (RDD), Producer Implemented Project (PIP), or Small Scale Grant (SSG).
KADF COUNTY PROGRAMS
The county program applications below are for organization applying to administer the county level programs. All county program applications must be submitted to the county council first for consideration and then are submitted Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy for final consideration.
County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP)
CAIP provides Kentucky agricultural producers with cost-share assistance on practices to allow them to improve and diversify their current farm operations. CAIP covers a wide variety of agricultural enterprises in its 11 investment areas, including, but not limited to, bees and honey, equine, forage, beef and dairy cattle, goats and sheep, horticulture, poultry, swine, timber and technology, as well as energy efficiency and production, farm infrastructure and water enhancement, marketing, and value-added production
Deceased Farm Animal Removal (DAR)
DAR serves as a measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky producers.
Next Generation Farmer Program (NextGen)
NextGen addresses the growing need for a specialized program that would benefit producers ages 18 to 40 that have been engaged in an agricultural operation for a minimum of three years.
Shared-Use Equipment Program
This program assists broad-based community organizations with the purchase of farm equipment. The equipment purchased is made available for producer use in a specific county on a leased basis.
Youth Agricultural Incentives Program (Youth)
Youth encourages students ages 9 - 18 to engage in and explore agricultural opportunities.