Co-op 101: What makes a Cooperative a Cooperative?

Co-op 101: What makes a Cooperative a Cooperative?

So, what is a cooperative? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a cooperative is “an enterprise or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services.” Put simply a cooperative is a business owned and controlled by the people that it services.

Energy Grants and Conservation Cost Shares for Farmers

This week we are featuring the Kentucky Agricultural Development Funds On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program, the Rural Energy for America Program Grants, the Kentucky Conservation State Cost Share Program, and the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program. 

Rural Energy for America Grants and the new Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP)

Rural Energy for America Grants and the new Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP)

This week we are featuring the Rural Energy for America Program Grants that are due soon and the new Local Agriculture Market Program (LAMP) that was established in the farm bill. The LAMP program will provide permanent funding for the Value-Added Producer Grants, and the Farmers Market & Local Food Promotion Grants which is great news for farmers and agribusinesses in Kentucky.

KY Conservation Cost Share and more!

KY Conservation Cost Share and more!

This week we are featuring the Kentucky Conservation State Cost Share Program, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service's Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) Program, and the Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant Program. Please check out more information about each program below.

Winter Funding Opportunties

Winter Funding Opportunties

This week we are featuring the Kentucky State University's Small Scale Farm Grant Program, and Community Farm Alliance's Farmers Market Support Program which offers a Kentucky Double Dollars cost share and a farmers market manager cost share. Please check out more information about each program below.