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.
- 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 email@example.com 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.
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.