Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will officially launch the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program with EKU President Doug Whitlock during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, April 15, at 3 p.m. EDT at the Eastern Kentucky University bookstore in Richmond. EKU’s student convenience store and bookstore will increase its offering ofKentucky Proud products, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will work with student members of the EKU Green Crew on sustainability initiatives.
Under the Farm to Campus program, the KDA will partner with EKU and other Kentucky colleges and universities to help with their buy-local efforts. Over the next two years, the department will target college campuses to put more shelf-stable Kentucky Proud products in their bookstores and gift shops, and more farm-fresh Kentucky Proud products in their cafeterias and food service systems. The KDA will also work with the universities and student sustainability groups, such as the Green Crew, on Kentucky Proud/buy local efforts in Richmond, Ky., and other college towns.
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