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.

Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity

Would you like to learn more about how Kentucky’s agricultural businesses operate and how your classwork applies to real-world business situations? 

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is currently searching for a college junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in Agricultural Economics to serve as a paid intern for summer 2019.

Is a Cooperative the Right Choice?

Is a Cooperative the Right Choice?

KCARD is often contacted by individuals and groups that have a business idea and are interested in forming a cooperative. A cooperative can be a great choice and we help people form cooperatives all the time, but many times the cooperative business structure is misunderstood and people have the wrong idea about what a cooperative is and when it is the right business structure.