The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been awarded $667,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA's) Food and Nutrition Service for a unique food service project involving high school Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters.
Kentucky student-athletes who are involved in agriculture are invited to apply for one of six scholarships and recognition as a 2023 Kentucky Ag Athlete of the Year.
Locally grown corn, squash, carrots and apples will be on the dinner menu for families visiting Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) feeding sites this summer. JCPS will be providing boxes filled with 11 pounds of fresh produce at more than 40 feeding sites from until July 31.
Olivia Moore, a junior at Western Hills High School in Franklin County, founded Moore Goodness for her supervised agricultural experience.
The deadline for high school cooking teams to enter the 2015 Farm to School Junior Chef competition has been extended to March 12 due to winter weather. Kentucky students in grades 9-12 are eligible for the competition sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, which is designed to offer youth the opportunity to learn valuable skills in recipe development, food [...]
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has adopted the theme, “Kentucky Agriculture: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers,” for its 2015 Poster and Essay Contest. The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Students may submit either a poster, an essay or a digital image based on the contest theme. “Kentucky’s young people are our future farmers, consumers, and citizens,” [...]
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer honored the winners of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest at the annual Kentucky Agriculture Day luncheon recently. “The winning entries really captured this year’s theme – ‘Agriculture Grows My Community,’” Commissioner Comer said. “Agriculture is responsible for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of income in Kentucky communities of every [...]
A new federal report praises the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s efforts to get local foods onto the plates of school children throughout the state. The report, submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Team, cited examples of successful farm to school efforts in the Jefferson and Montgomery County school systems. The Kentucky Proud farm marketing program includes [...]
As they took bites of different apples, 2nd-grade students at Anne Mason Elementary School (Scott County) kicked off a science unit without even realizing it.