Resources For Farmers

  • Kentucky County Cooperative Extension Offices: KSU & UK
  • Grow Appalachia is a great resource for farmers in Eastern Kentucky ARC counties (and beyond) providing education, technical assistance, and other support to farmers, especially beginning farmers.
  • Mental Health Resource For Farmers: Parker Bowling (CSW) provides holistic psychotherapy services for folks ages 16+ around KY via telehealth. As a current farmer and former market manager, he is passionate about supporting the mental health of the people at the foundation of our regional food system. Parker is committed to providing inclusive services for people who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ and/or neurodiverse. He accepts Anthem Medicaid and offers sliding scale options for private pay.
  • Affordable Connectivity Program: If you are on government assistance or have a household income of 200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines, you may qualify to receive assistance with internet service and discounts on purchasing a computer.

Guidebooks

Your FSA Farm Loan Guidebook: FSA provides programs and services that support the economic stability of American farmers, ranchers and rural landowners. FSA may be able to provide certain loan servicing benefits to direct loan borrowers whose accounts are distressed or delinquent due to circumstances beyond their control. This guidebook simplifies information regarding the responsibilities of FSA loan borrowers and the loan servicing options available to them.