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Traveling eight miles to the nearest grocery store doesn’t sound too bad, unless people have to make that trip without a car. Many who live in inner city areas on limited resources don’t have cars and that makes providing a fresh, healthy meal a real challenge.

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the UK Cooperative Extension Service has been partnering with local agencies in Campbell County to find ways to help people overcome these obstacles.

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More than 350 experts in community development converged on Lexington recently to discuss the roles of creativity and culture in the creation of strong communities. What better place for the international Community Development Society to experience examples of those very things than here in Kentucky, said University of Kentucky professor and chair of the host committee, Ron Hustedde.

Hustedde, from the Department of Community and Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, was excited to be able to show off Lexington’s many achievements.

Extension agents and volunteers are on the front lines helping their neighbors recover from devastating floods.

An agreement between two Kentucky processors and a large food distributor is opening up a market for Appalachian beef cattle. UK Dining customers will benefit from the deal.

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