Eastern Kentucky Program Helps Growers Repair Flood-Damaged Equipment
Historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky last July damaged farm equipment and threatened the viability of some area produce farms, reports Kentucky Ag Connection. In response, Kentucky Horticulture Council launched the EKY Farm Equipment Flood Damage Repair Program to coordinate pickup of damaged small-scale equipment and repair by high school vo-ag programs. Kentucky Farm Bureau provided grant funding to help pay for supplies. Twenty-five growers have already applied to participate in the program, and organizers hope to expand the effort to help small farmers with damaged tractors and to provide replacement hand tools to growers who lost theirs in the flooding.