Join me at the Ballard County AG Day

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Join me at the Ballard County AG Day on July 31st, 2014. For more information, please see the Ballard County Chamber of Commerce Press Release below.

 

Ballard County Chamber

 

The opportunity to connect farmers and veterans presented itself to us and from that grew the idea of a Ballard County AG Day. So on July 31st, 2014 in LaCenter at the Ballard County Fairgrounds we will be hosting the first Ballard County Chamber of Commerce AG Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One of our goals is to bring farmers and veterans together to learn about the Kentucky Department of Agriculture programs – KY Proud and Homegrown By Heroes and give them the opportunity to check out the latest in agricultural equipment, products, and services and possible job opportunities. A representative from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture will be there speaking about the Homegrown By Heroes and KY Proud program along with other speakers.

We have invited farmers and veterans from 19 western Kentucky Counties to this event. Local Extension Offices are assisting in contacting the farmers. We are contacting all agriculture related businesses to participate. Hutson, Inc. is the main sponsor of this event. To make this a community effort, we have invited all local school groups, churches, and non-profits to participate by selling food to fundraise that day.

In conjunction with the Kentucky Career Center, veterans from these 19 counties have been invited. All branches of the military will be represented that day, including recruiters. Governmental agencies that have ties to the military or agriculture have been included, for example: PADD, USDA, and KY Career Center.

This is an exciting opportunity to bring several groups together to form new partnerships, possibly create jobs, and enhance lives. As a Chamber of Commerce, our focus is also on growing businesses and our community. We are always looking for ways to promote our members and community and this is a great way to fulfill that goal.

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