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Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Donates $1 Million to UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence

An architect rendering of the new lobby at the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence

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Louisville, Ky.

In continuing its long-standing support of the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Research and Education Center at Princeton, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s (KFBF) Board of Directors voted, during its last meeting, to donate a total of $1 million to initiatives at the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

The money will go toward two specific projects at the center; $500,000 will be provided over a five-year period for the naming rights of the main entrance once the new facility has been completed and an additional $500,000, paid over a five-year period, will support a statewide Water Resources initiative targeted at enhancing water management as part of the ongoing research efforts at the center.

KFBF President Mark Haney said making this investment will not only help with the many research endeavors at the facility, but will benefit Kentucky’s agriculture industry, as a whole.

“Since the Princeton research program was established in 1924, Kentucky Farm Bureau has been supportive of its efforts in research and development projects and programs that have helped our agriculture industry in this state become the nearly $6 billion business it is and a national leader in agricultural initiatives,” he said. “While the center’s name includes grains and forages, there is likely not a single agriculture sector in Kentucky that has not benefited from the work conducted there and the new facility will undoubtedly become a model in ag research efforts.”

Haney also noted that as KFBF has stepped to the plate in its support of the facility, he looks forward to and encourages other Kentucky ag partners to be supportive, as well.

For the entire news release, click here.

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