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Farm heroes honored at Kentucky State Fair

2014-08-14 - Louisville, KY - Photo KY Department of Agriculture.
Local Food Heroes Brooke Eckmann of Shelby County, Russell Poore of Logan County, and Jacob Sharpe of Scott County were named Kentucky's 2014 Local Food Heroes August 14, 2014, at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Joining Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, far left, in the awards presentation were, from left: Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, State Fair Board president; Caroline Heine of Seed Capital Kentucky; Ashley Barth, Poore's granddaughter, who accepted the award on his behalf; Sharpe; Eckmann; Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer; and Bill Johnson of Farm Credit Mid America. - TED SLOAN, KY Department of Agriculture

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