Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Agricultural Business Development Awarded Grant
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 19, 2010) - The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, today approved the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development for $310,000 in state Agricultural Development Funds to continue providing business support services and technical assistance to rural agribusinesses.
“I am committed to creating opportunities that will make Kentucky’s agricultural community stronger,” said Gov. Beshear. “Projects such as this one funded by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board play an integral role in achieving this goal.”
KCARD is a statewide organization that works with various types of agribusinesses across the Commonwealth to provide specialized assistance increasing the chances for success. KCARD provides a range of services to their clients including strategic planning, business management, operations analysis, recordkeeping development, cost analysis, on-site business consultations and more.
This project was one of the eight proposals approved at the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board’s April business meeting.
For more information about KCARD and the services they offer, contact Larry Snell at (270) 763-8258 or email@example.com.
Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Legislature continue to make great strides toward lessening Kentucky’s dependence on tobacco production while revitalizing the farm economy by investing 50 percent of Kentucky's Master Settlement Agreement into the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.