by STU JOHNSON (KPR) –
Efforts are underway to boost farming operations in Kentucky.
A Beginning Farmer Summit held the end of last week in Louisville attracted more than 100 people.
Madison County Extension Agent in Agriculture Brandon Sears says farming is not always a passed on family tradition.
“We have seen a big interest in folks that haven’t really come from a farm background and are just wanting to learn and look at agriculture production as an option for the lifestyle as well,” Sears said.
In addition to financing, finding sufficient land for farming operations can be a challenge. Sears says beef prices have been significantly down and that makes it difficult for producers to make a profit.