The Cultivate KY partnership is a collaborative initiative, spearheaded by The Food Connection, aimed at growing our specialty crop sector in Kentucky, with a particular emphasis on farm to campus supply chains.

Our partnership is comprised of on and off campus partners from across the food and farm system including The Kentucky Horticultural Council, Bluegrass Farm to Table, Louisville Farm to Table, Food Systems Innovation Center, UK Horticultural Research Farm). We work together in developing strategic and innovative programing to support the development of wholesale ready producers in the Commonwealth.

Our initial efforts are focused on produce growers, and specifically supporting producers’ adaptation to rapid changes in produce food safety regulation and auditing. To learn more about our program offerings for producers, please follow the link to 'Technical Assistance for Producers' located on the left.