Ground was broken Thursday in Princeton at the site where new UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence will one day stand.
According to a news release, the University of Kentucky Research Foundation received $15,000,000 in state funds to establish the center, which will address important issues in row crop agriculture through research, extension, and education.
The Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy Executive Director Warren Beeler says, “The UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence is an investment in Kentucky agriculture for at least the next 50 years. The trend of agriculture is to produce more with less, fitting seamlessly with the goals of the new center. The center will attract a wonderful academic team and KADB is proud to invest in this center and ultimately Kentucky’s future.”
Kentucky grain producers will benefit through increased yields and reduced input costs resulting from the research and educational efforts of the center. It is expected that most workshops, trainings, programs and diagnostic services will be made available to the public for a fee.