A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 4
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Bill to add new division
to KDA state veterinarian’s office passes first step
A bill to add a new division within the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Office of State Veterinarian to enhance the department’s preparedness and response to animal emergencies was approved Tuesday, Feb. 21 by the Senate Ag Committee, Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles announced.
Ky. Proud CSA Week highlights direct from farm purchasing

Community supported agriculture (CSA) farms are an ideal model for consumers to connect to locally grown farm products.
Central Kentucky CSA
inspired by ‘godfather’

Travis Cleaver, right, operates the Cleav’s Family Market CSA with his father and mother, Kenny Cleaver and Debra Jones.
Serving Up Solutions dinner raises funds to fight hunger

Proceeds from the dinner benefited Feeding Kentucky, Kentucky Hunters for the Hungry, and Glean Kentucky.
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

In Kentucky, 1.4 percent (about 600) of the roughly 76,000 farms in the state are owned by Black farmers, trailing the national figure of 2 percent.
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