UK Partnership Aids Kentucky’s Specialty Crop Farmers

By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

The University of Kentucky wants to aid small specialty crop farmers and the local food economy grow, and a partnership with the Kentucky Horticultural Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Outreach Program grant is going to help.

Called the Cultivate Kentucky Partnership, the public-private partnership will provide food safety technical assistance to small and mid-sized specialty crop farmers across the Commonwealth to encourage economic growth and increased food safety regulation.

“The Cultivate Kentucky Partnership is a great example of how public-private partnerships can support innovative and timely solutions to growing our local food system,” said Lilian Brislen, executive director of The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky. “The Food Safety Outreach Program grant will allow us to expand the partnership’s important work ensuring that our Kentucky growers are ready and able to take advantage of expanding market opportunities for local food across the Commonwealth.”

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