Farm to Fork
The 2020 Kentucky Proud® 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 Proud® farm products.
The grant for 2020 can provide reimbursement up to $1,000 of the event’s eligible Kentucky produced food products and associated promotional expenditures. Only those meal ingredients with 100% Direct Farm Impact will be eligible for consideration and the reimbursement will not exceed 50% of the event’s approved invoices.
What is Direct Kentucky farm impact?
The dollar value of agricultural products bought, sold, grown, raised, produced and sourced from Kentucky farms. The intent is that these agricultural products have 100% Direct Kentucky Farm Impact with only negligible inclusion of other ingredients added for safety or other product enhancements. These direct farm impact products must be sourced directly from a Kentucky farm where the commodities were raised, from a processing plant that can identify the Kentucky farm of origin, or a distributor/business that can track the farm or producer. The Kentucky Proud logo on a product does not always indicate direct farm impact. Please contact our office to confirm or to help source eligible products.
All Farm to Fork Events must take place before November 13, 2020. Applications for Farm to Fork events are due 45 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.
Additional information: Please visit our website at www.kyagr.com or you may contact the Program Coordinator, Alisha Morris at 502-782-4119 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Farm to Fork event was the largest one day local ag food event that we have had in Greenup County. We were able to shed light on FFA, 4H, and the McConnell House, and raise funds for each off these programs. Local agriculture groups worked together to make this event a success and to bring more agriculture awareness to our county and surrounding counties.” - Kenny Imel, Greenup County Farm Bureau, County President
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.