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In fields across Hopkins County, a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service agent is using technology to help farmers increase their bottom line.

“Extension agents look for ways to help producers stay profitable and literally deliver the information they need right to their fingertips,” said Curtis Dame, the county’s agriculture and natural resources extension agent.

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What will it take to grow a thriving local food system? What role can institutions play in supporting local food production, and where will the supply come from? More than 40 farmers, processors, distributors, lenders and market leaders recently convened on the University of Kentucky campus for the Bluegrass Barn Raising to discuss strategies for expanding the supply of local foods.

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