A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 14
Friday, July 22, 2022
KDA celebrates
Kentucky Alpaca Fleece and Fiber Month
Melanie McPartlin, executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Office of Agricultural Marketing, presents a proclamation to Steve Ross, Kentucky Alpaca Association treasurer, during the Alpaca Owners Association's National Education and Fiber Conference July 15-17 in Burlington, Ky. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles signed the proclamation naming July Kentucky Alpaca Fleece and Fiber Month.
KDA Farm to School preparing
to receive $3.2 million grant

"It’ll make a huge difference,” said Tina Garland, a KDA branch manager who works with the Farm to School Program.
Carlisle County farm receives
Leopold Conservation Award

Brad and Amy Reddick won $10,000 for conservation and management of Kentucky's natural resources.
Three Kentuckians reappointed to KADB and KAFC

Wayne Hunt from Hopkinsville, Robert Foree from Eminence, and Jonathan Noe from Lancaster will serve until 2026.
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky has more than 200 alpaca farmers that care for about 4,000 alpacas. The most alpaca are in Shelby County, followed by Warren, Franklin, and Fayette counties.
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