The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $135,000 in LaRue County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program at their June business meeting. The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association submitted a proposal to the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.
CAIP is designed to provide farmers with incentives to allow them to improve and diversify their current production practices. CAIP combines what were previously known as county model cost-share programs into one, where each model program becomes an investment area.
CAIP covers a wide variety of agricultural enterprises in its 11 investment areas, including commercial production of aquaculture, bees and honey, equine, forage, fruit, livestock, mushrooms, ornamental horticulture, poultry, rabbits, timber and vegetables, as well as agritourism business development, commercial kitchen construction or conversion, energy efficiency/production and on-farm water enhancement.
The deadline for producers to apply for LaRue County’s CAIP is 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16.
For more information about the sign-up period and the complete guidelines for this program in LaRue County, contact Dyan Puckett with the cattle association at 324-3323, 270-537-3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.