UK Extension Helps Expand Opportunities for Local Meats

While many people only associate the local food movement with local produce and farmers markets, Kentucky producers of beef, chicken and pork are also seeing the demand for local products increase. The Extension program at the University of Kentucky has uniquely positioned itself to help educate producers entering into local foods and consumers as to what each can offer and what to expect out of local foods. Local producers are seeing a wide range of benefits to extension’s involvement with higher sales and increasing demands for locally raised meats.

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