The Food Connection is an unprecedented university-business-community partnership between the University of Kentucky and UK Dining (Aramark).  We are housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.  The Food Connection was created to leverage the innovation and research of UK and the market position of Aramark with support from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kentucky farmers, community partners and consumers to grow a vibrant food economy in Kentucky.

We are privileged to call the following organizations partners in our vision and mission:

University of Kentucky Center for Crop Diversification

University of Kentucky Food Systems Innovation Center 

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Bluegrass Farm to Table

Louisville Farm to Table

Kentucky Horticultural Council

Organic Agriculture of Kentucky