A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 7
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Quarles announces 2020 Ag Athletes of the Year

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles, above left with the 2019 winners at last year's presentation, announced the six Kentucky high school student-athletes involved in agriculture that have been named the 2020 Ag Athletes of the Year.
Ky. local food partners to host
Virtual CSA Fair from April 16-30

The first-of-its-kind Kentucky Virtual Community Supported Agriculture Fair will be held April 16-30 at www.KyProud/CSA .
Kentucky farmers eligible for small business loans to retain employees

The Paycheck Protection Program provides loans of up to $10 million to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities.
Quarles: Buy local
during the global pandemic

The KDA has compiled a list of restaurants that source their food from local farms and remain open during the pandemic, offering carryout or delivery.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky has 25 million acres of land used for farm operations, with nearly 13 million acres of farmland – 12,961,784 to be exact.

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