Kids Explore New Foods and New Lessons on Money Management with the University of Kentucky

In *All, Agricultural Systems by Courtney

The Power of Produce Club is a program lead by University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service’s Dayna Parrett, the county’s extension agent for family and consumer sciences. The club allows local children of all ages to earn up to $4 a day by completing an agriculture-related activity and trying a featured food. Through this program, children are able to try and buy healthy foods, learn about managing food costs and saving money, and explore their local farmers’ market.

The program has had a fantastic impact on the community, and many local organizations have gotten involved, including Magnolia Bank.

“I think [the program] was great for the kids to try new things,” said Nathan Highbaugh, assistant vice president at Magnolia Bank. “One of the first experiences I had here was a teenager telling me he had tried a beet chip, and they were really good. That was a really neat experience to see how excited he was to try something new and experience new things.”

For more information on how the club works and their accomplishments so far, read more here.

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