KCARD Connection 
December 2016

Give the Gift of Local

This holiday season, you do not have to look far for a great gift! The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development is showcasing products of producers and agribusinesses on Facebook and Twitter this holiday season. 

Beginning December 5th through December 23rd, we will post a gift idea each day on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Each post will contain information about the product and links to either the vendor’s Facebook Page or website.

Use these posts to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones, local food for your tables, and all your holiday needs for this time of year...

Lean Closer and We'll Reveal the Super-Secret Password

Occasionally, we hear of someone offering a deal too good to be true for our clients.  Some of these deals are truly great deals and can benefit the business or producer. And then there are the others.  

Since we spend the vast majority of our time running through financials and talking with farmers and business owners who work really hard to make their living, we tend to be skeptical of big promises.  

Click to find out what red flags make us worry...

KCARD Highlights

In November KCARD staff provided clients the following services:   
  • Provided business planning support to a diversified produce farm, a value-added vegetable producer, and an agritourism operation; 

  • Provided marketing assistance to a value-added goat farm;

  • Assisted several farmers markets with business planning and recordkeeping;

  • Assisted multiple agribusinesses and organizations with setting up recordkeeping for federal grant programs; and,

  • Participated in the Kentucky-Tennessee Beginning Farmer Summit in Louisville.

Upcoming Events

December 16: Kentucky Agricultural Development Board Meeting, Frankfort, KY

January 6-7: Murray State University Regional Farmer's Expo, Murray, KY

January 9-10: Kentucky Fruit & Vegetable Conference, Lexington, KY

January 18: Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Board Meeting, Elizabethtown, KY

January 19: Kentucky Commodity Conference, Bowling Green, KY

January 19-20: Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Convention, Lexington, KY