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Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves over $1.1 million for projects across the commonwealth

Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves over .1 million for projects across the commonwealth
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Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approves over $1.1 million for projects across the commonwealth

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board Approves Funding for Agricultural Diversification and Rural Development Projects

FRANKFORT (Sept. 15, 2023) — The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,138,643 for agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

“Strengthening our agricultural communities starts with providing the means necessary for our producers to create diversity,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and board chair Dr. Ryan Quarles. “The grants awarded today by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board allows for the continuation of that pursuit to vary our agricultural pursuits across the state.”

County and State Funded Projects

Goode’s Riverside Creamery LLC was approved up to $71,000 in multi-county funds matched by state funds, with the option to pursue up to $250,000 as a participation loan. This project would support the construction of a creamery with retail space. For more information, contact Greg Goode at greg.goode@windstream.net.

Lincoln County Fiscal Court was approved up to $7,500 in Lincoln County funds to aid in the construction of a new farmers’ market pavilion. For more information, contact Judge Woods Adams at wadams@lincolnky.com.

Dr. Madelyn Orem, DVM, was approved up to $100,000 in multi-county and state funds to purchase a percentage of the Todd County Animal Clinic. For more information, contact Dr. Madelyn Orem, DVM at mkp0029@auburn.edu.

Pulaski County Board of Education was approved up to $200,000 in Pulaski County funds to construct an agriculture complex building. For more information, contact Corey Dixon at corey.dixon@pulaski.kyschools.us.

Todd County Animal Clinic PLLC was approved up to $100,000 in multi-county and state funds to aid in purchasing large and food animal equipment. For more information, contact Dr. John Laster, DVM at jlaster722@gmail.com.

3 Stone Farms LLC was approved up to $30,000 in multi-county funds to aid in the construction of a confinement feeding barn. For more information, contact Michelle McBurney at michelle@cattleeq.com.

County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP)

CAIP provides Kentucky agricultural producers with cost-share assistance on practices to allow them to improve and diversify their current farm operations. CAIP covers a wide variety of agricultural enterprises in its 11 investment areas, including, but not limited to, beef and dairy cattle; farm infrastructure, fencing, and water enhancement; equine; forage; goats and sheep; horticulture; poultry; swine; bees and honey; timber and technology, as well as energy efficiency and production; marketing; and value-added production.

Eight CAIPs were approved by the board in the following counties totaling $616,143:

  • Boyd ($40,000)
  • Breathitt ($75,000)
  • Floyd ($79,262)
  • Graves ($46,799)
  • Jessamine ($100,000)
  • LaRue ($125,000)
  • Leslie ($53,481)
  • Menifee ($96,601)

Deceased Farm Animal Removal (DAR)

The DAR program serves as a measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally-sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky producers.

Two DAR programs were approved by the board in the following counties totaling $12,000:

  • Oldham ($4,500)
  • Russell ($7,500)

Youth Agricultural Incentives Program (YAIP)

YAIP encourages youth to engage in and explore agricultural opportunities.

One YAIP was approved by the board in Leslie County totaling $2,000.

All application periods and deadlines for CAIP and YAIP will be advertised locally.

Existing programs receiving additional funding.

SDGs, Targets, and Indicators in the Article

1. Which SDGs are addressed or connected to the issues highlighted in the article?

  • SDG 1: No Poverty
  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

2. What specific targets under those SDGs can be identified based on the article’s content?

  • SDG 1.5: By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social, and environmental shocks and disasters.
  • SDG 2.3: By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists, and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets, and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment.
  • SDG 8.3: Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.
  • SDG 9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
  • SDG 11.a: Support positive economic, social, and environmental links between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning.
  • SDG 12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
  • SDG 17.6: Enhance North-South, South-South, and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology, and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, particularly at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism.

3. Are there any indicators mentioned or implied in the article that can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets?

Yes, the following indicators can be used to measure progress towards the identified targets:

  • Number of agricultural diversification and rural development projects funded
  • Amount of funds allocated for agricultural diversification and rural development projects
  • Number of farmers’ market pavilions constructed
  • Number of agriculture complex buildings constructed
  • Amount of funds allocated for farm infrastructure, fencing, and water enhancement
  • Number of deceased farm animal removal programs approved
  • Amount of funds allocated for youth agricultural incentives programs

Table: SDGs, Targets, and Indicators

SDGs Targets Indicators
SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 1.5: By 2030, build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social, and environmental shocks and disasters. Number of agricultural diversification and rural development projects funded
SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 2.3: By 2030, double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists, and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets, and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment. Amount of funds allocated for agricultural diversification and rural development projects
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 8.3: Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services. Number of farmers’ market pavilions constructed
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure SDG 9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all. Number of agriculture complex buildings constructed
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG 11.a: Support positive economic, social, and environmental links between urban, peri-urban, and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning. Amount of funds allocated for farm infrastructure, fencing, and water enhancement
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 12.2: By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources. Number of deceased farm animal removal programs approved
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals SDG 17.6: Enhance North-South, South-South, and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology, and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, particularly at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism. Amount of funds allocated for youth agricultural incentives programs

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