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Unprecedented Partnership to Support, Promote Kentucky Food Economy

CAFE Dean Nancy Cox announces the college's role in the Food Connection at UK.
CAFE Dean Nancy Cox announces the college's role in the Food Connection at UK.

PHOTO: Stephen Patton
LEXINGTON, Ky., -

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto — flanked by state and corporate leaders as well as Kentucky farmers — today announced a $5 million public-private partnership designed to elevate and promote a vibrant, healthy, sustainable food economy in Kentucky.

The Food Connection at the University of Kentucky is an unprecedented public-private partnership between the University of Kentucky and Aramark, housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The partnership is designed to leverage the innovation and research of UK and the market position of Aramark to substantively grow a vibrant food economy in Kentucky.

Partnering closely with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky farmers, community partners, and consumers, the Food Connection at UK aims to enhance the production, distribution, and consumption of local and Kentucky Proud food products.

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Contact: 

Sarah Geegan, (859) 257-5365; sarah.geegan@uky.edu

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