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On-farm produce facility loan approved for LaRue Co. farm
For profit group gets grant for tutoring goat and sheep herders
From Sandra Gardner
Kentucky State Government's news service
Two awards of interest to local vegetable growers and goat & sheep keepers were made Friday, March 21, 2014, by the the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, which approved a total of $555,026 for 11 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its March board meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office.
Lee's Plant Farm, Inc. get loan for vegetable processing facility
Lee's Plant Farm Inc. was approved for a $60,000 loan in state funds. The funds will be used to construct and equip a 20' X 60' vegetable processing facility to be located on their farm in LaRue County.
The facility will be used to process not only the applicant's produce, but will be used to custom process for other growers. With this facility, the applicant ultimately seeks to bid on school and wholesale contracts for produce.
Mentor network and educational program/Sheep & Goats
In another action Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office Inc. was approved for $60,000 in state funds divided across two years for mentor training and a new educational program.
One goal of the project is to train 10 sheep and 10 goat mentors to assist producers, especially new producers, with animal health issues and improving animal quality.
Additionally, an intensive educational program - "Small Ruminant Profit Schools" - will be created to offer classes in nutrition, breeding, health management, pasture management and other areas of small ruminant management. Mentors will serve as instructors at the profit schools. For more information about this project or Kentucky's sheep and goat industries, contact Kelley Yates, executive director, at 502-682-7780 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, visit them online at www.kysheepandgoat.org.
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