Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves $ 3.4 million for joint venture projects – News 40 | WNKY TV

Louisville (August 20, 2021) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $ 3,483,097 for agricultural diversity and rural development projects at its monthly board meeting.

State and county-funded projects

  • The Heckman County Board of Education approved $ 42,909 in equipment and teaching materials to train students in agricultural manpower skills. For more information, contact Darian Irvan at darian.irvan@hickman.kyschools.us.
  • Kentucky Horse Council, Inc. The government has approved a $ 200,000 contract with the National Agricultural Statistics Service to conduct a survey of the livestock industry. Contact Sarah Coleman at sarah@kentuckyhorse.org for more information.
  • The Nelson County Bureau of Agriculture has approved a $ 2,188 purchase of grain safety equipment for the Nelson County Fire Department to use for any field safety calls. Contact PJ Milburn at pjmilburn @ channelseedsman for more information.com.

County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP)

CAIP provides cost-sharing support to Kentucky Agricultural Producers to enable them to improve and diversify their current farming practices. Capi covers a wide range of agricultural enterprises in 11 investment sectors, including bees and honey. Equality; Fodder; Beef and dairy cattle; Goats and sheep; Gardening; Poultry farming; Pig; Wood and technology, as well as energy efficiency and production; Agricultural infrastructure and water improvement; Marketing; And value-added product.

Twenty CAIPs approved by the Board for a total of $ 3,049,625

  • Bullet ($ 52,000) *
  • Carol ($ 4,000) *
  • Carter ($ 130,292)
  • Casey ($ 315,000)
  • Clay ($ 300,000)
  • Estol ($ 80,000)
  • Edmonson ($ 95,000)
  • Fayette ($ 175,000)
  • Franklin ($ 161,225)
  • Gardard ($ 200,000)
  • Graves ($ 50,224)
  • Hardin ($ 100,000)
  • Hart ($ 300,000)
  • Henry ($ 70,000) *
  • Marion ($ 30,000) *
  • Pendleton ($ 210,100)
  • L Heart ($ 300,000)
  • Trigg ($ 79,000) *
  • Warren ($ 197,784)
  • Wolf ($ 200,000)

Dead Farm Disposal (DAR)

DAR serves as a benchmark for local healthy and Kentucky producers to streamline the disposal of dead cattle.

A total of $ 36,250 was approved by the Board for three deforestation programs.

  • Franklin ($ 8,750)
  • Hardin ($ 12,500)
  • Hart ($ 15,000)

NextGen Farmer Program

NextGen is in need of a special program that will benefit 18- to 40-year-old farmers who have been engaged in agriculture for at least three years.

Two NextGen programs were approved by the Board for a total of $ 43,000

  • Hardin ($ 30,000)
  • Henry ($ 13,000) *

Common-use tools program

The Commonwealth Equipment Program helps large community organizations purchase farm equipment. The purchased equipment is leased to a manufacturer in a specific district.

A common-use program approved by the Board for a total of $ 19,125

Youth Agricultural Incentive Program (Youth)

Encourages young people to engage and explore agricultural opportunities.

Five youth programs have been approved by the Board for a total of $ 90,000.

  • Burbon ($ 25,000)
  • Hardin ($ 10,000)
  • Henry ($ 5,000) *
  • Warren ($ 20,000)
  • Wolf ($ 30,000)

All application times and deadlines and lease information for shared programs for CAIP, NextGen and youth will be notified by local announcement.

* Existing programs that receive additional funding.

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