Resources For Farmers

Kentucky County Cooperative Extension Offices: KSU & UK

Kentucky Department of Agriculture: click here to visit the KDA website and access information and resources on state licensing, regulations, promotional assistance, and more.

Kentucky Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (KCARD) offers one on one business planning, grant writing, and cooperative development assistance. Click here.

UK Center for Crop Diversification (CCD) offers price reports, food safety trainings, production webinars, record keeping tools, and more. Click here.

Natural Resources and Conservation Service offers a variety of land management assistance and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which is a source of funding for high tunnels.

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.

Kentucky Horticulture Council is a great resource for specialty crop growers, offering support, education, and a variety of services.

Kentucky OneStop Business Portal: click here to apply to register your farm business with the state and more.

USDA Farmer Website click here.

Guidebooks

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education‘s resource page hosts a myriad of practical publications. Click here.

Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance (Seventh Edition) Volume 7: Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for the full PDF click here.

Farmers’ Guide to Applying for the Value Added Producer Grant Program: click here

Farmers’ Guide to the Conservation Stewardship Program: click here

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.