The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved the County Agricultural Investment Program in March.
The program provides farmers with incentives to improve and diversify current production practices.
CAIP combines what were known previously as County Model Cost-share Programs into one, in which each model program becomes an investment area.
This change, along with a 12-month term for all investment areas, will provide better uniformity and continuity, which will enhance accountability.
Through this program, a producer may apply for up to $7,500 per year. Producers may apply for multiple investment areas, but may not exceed $7,500 in 2009. County Agricultural Development Councils may elect to reduce the maximum incentive level to impact more producers.
For a complete listing of changes, call 502-564-4627 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines and applications are posted online at agpolicy.ky.gov.