Why be Kentucky Proud?

Free to join

Kentucky Proud is the official state marketing program for agricultural products. There is no charge to join. As a Kentucky Proud member, you can consult with Kentucky Department of Agriculture marketing specialists; apply for grants and cost share funds; buy promotional items at cost; display the Kentucky Proud logo; and take advantage of many more member benefits.

Register to join

Joining Kentucky Proud is easy. Best of all — it's free! Click on the link below and fill out the online application, or print the application and mail or fax it to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

BECOME A KY PROUD MEMBER

Marketing Assistance

Reach out to your fellow Kentucky Proud members via social media to ask for advice, seek products or services, look for success stories, or tell your own. Learn about how the Kentucky Proud apps can help you promote your business. Put your upcoming events on the Kentucky Proud Event Calendar.

MEMBER SERVICES

Promotional materials

Show the world you're Kentucky Proud by buying stickers, bags, caps, and numerous other items at cost. Kentucky Proud members may use the familiar red, green, and blue logo on their packaging, signage, and advertising.

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Spotlight

Be a featured KENTUCKY Proud member

What's the story of your Kentucky Proud business? Did it just open its doors, or has it been in your family for generations? What do you do that sets you apart from everyone else? What has Kentucky Proud done for you? Tell us your story, and we'll share it with the world.

READ ABOUT OUR FEATURED MEMBER

Kentucky Proud Locater app

If you're wondering where to find the Kentucky Proud producer or product you're looking for, the answer could be as close as your mobile device. Download the Kentucky Proud Locater app for iOS or Android.

DOWNLOAD THE APP

Kentucky Proud Connection

The Kentucky Proud Connection is a monthly e-newsletter that contains Kentucky Proud news, features about Kentucky Proud members, a word from Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, a list of upcoming events and opportunities, and much more.

GET CONNECTED!

Member Services

When you join Kentucky Proud, you can take advantage of these services.

Grants

Kentucky Proud members may apply for horticulture marketing grants, promotional grants, funding from the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and other opportunities.

Restaurant Rewards

Restaurants and other food services that buy Kentucky Proud foods may be reimbursed up to 20 percent of the cost of eligible products up to $12,000 in a 12-month period.

Meat grading service

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will grade meat from your farm at no cost to you.

Homegrown by Heroes

This Kentucky Proud brand designates farm products produced by military veterans.

Trade show cost share

Small to mid-size members may be eligible for funding assistance to exhibit your products at approved trade shows.

International Marketing Program

Ask our international marketing specialist to help you export your agricultural commodities, products, and services.

Winery Cost-Share & Wholesaler Reimbursement Program

Kentucky small-farm wineries may apply for reimbursement for eligible marketing and distribution expenditures.

Kentucky Proud Livestock Tag Program

Livestock exhibitors who enroll in the program may be eligible for premiums at Kentucky Department of Agriculture-sponsored livestock shows.

U.S. Olympian & National Guard Soldier
Dallas Robinson

“I love farming because it gives me the opportunity to continue to serve my community and nation by providing sustainable food sources.”

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