Direct Meat Marketing
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture works with Kentucky farmers interested in marketing their meat products by assisting them in understanding the regulations involved in direct marketing meat products. Through cooperative efforts with Partners for Family Farms, we have helped assemble a directory of Kentucky processing facilities, and published the first Direct Marketing Directory for farmers with products to sell, as well as restaurants and retailers wishing to buy Kentucky products.
Our work with the University of Kentucky has also been vital in assessing the profitability and acceptability of local meat products. We are currently working on an advertising campaign to promote Kentucky restaurants that purchase products directly from farmers.
The Kentucky Proud Meat Grader Program
The Kentucky Proud Meat Grader Program provides USDA-certified meat grading services to Kentucky Proud members. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture employees who provide this service are trained and certified by USDA, and their salaries and travel costs are absorbed by the KDA. This service is designed to provide small producers and processors a level playing field with large-scale businesses at retail.
KCARD: Visit website in Additional Links below
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-6767
Phone: (859) 550-3972
Fax: (888) 319-4962