Agricultural development funds awarded
FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, has approved $2,251,164 in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the commonwealth during its September board meeting.
The Lincoln County Farmers Market was approved for $21,255 in state funds and $12,000 in Lincoln County funds to construct a 32 by 88-foot clear-span, wood-post building for the market through the 2012 Farmers’ Market Infrastructure Competitive Awards Program.
The County Agricultural Investment Program is designed to provide farmers with incentives to improve and diversify their current production practices. CAIP covers a wide variety of agricultural enterprises in its 11 investment areas. Also, $244,700 was approved to supplement existing CAIPs in Casey, Garrard and Jessamine counties.
The Deceased Farm Animal Disposal Assistance Program serves to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky producers.
Three County Deceased Farm Animal Disposal Assistance Programs were approved for Casey, Christian and Nicholas counties totaling $22,500.