The Kentucky Beef Network, LLC (KBN), a marketing program for the state’s producers, will get a sizable shot in the arm. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, approved KBN for $862,634 in state Agricultural Development Funds to implement several production and marketing programs for cattle producers and to provide educational programs that enhance profitability. 

“The Kentucky Beef Network continues to play a vital role in the growth and success of Kentucky’s multi-million dollar beef cattle industry,” said Gov. Beshear. “Projects such as this one, supported by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, provide opportunities for Kentucky’s farm families to increase net farm income.”

The primary objective of this project is to enhance net returns to cattle producers through increased marketing opportunities, data management, education and comprehensive farm management systems. 

Since 2001, KBN has worked to enhance producer profitability through education, management and marketing.  There are 11 area facilitators to provide regional assistance in production and marketing to producers.

This project was one of 18 proposals approved at the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board’s August business meeting.

For more information about the Kentucky Beef Network, contact Becky Bennett at (859) 278-0899 or bbennett@kycattle.org.