Kentucky Proud Connection 2014

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer asks you to add one more resolution to your New Year's list: Make a commitment to support your local food economy and the Kentucky farm families that supply it by spending at least 10 percent of your food purchases this year on Kentucky Proud products.

In Kentucky, 1 in 6 of our neighbors is food insecure, which means they lack consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life. That's why I'm asking all Kentuckians to join me in donating a portion of your state income tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund.

The Weekly Juicery makes cold-pressed juices, wheatgrass shots, and specialty smoothies. It sells subscriptions to have blends of juices delivered to the subscribers' homes or offices.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Poster and Essay Contest will add a category for digital submissions this year along with the traditional poster and essay competitions. The theme of this year's contest is "Kentucky Farmers — Our American Heroes."

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, left, presented Jon Bednarski with the Kentucky Leopold Award for Bednarski's Sherwood Acres Farm at the Kentucky Agriculture Summit late last year. Read more about Sherwood Acres Farm here.