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Who’s your Local Food Hero?

Vote until August 5th

By Diego Flammini,

From now until Wednesday, August 5th, Kentucky residents are being encouraged to go online and vote for their Local Farm Heroes.

Online vote

“This is a great way to publicly say ‘thank you’ to the Kentuckians who produce the food we eat,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “This award also raises awareness of the many great food producers we have right in our own backyard. I hope every Kentuckian will go online and vote for their Local Food Heroes.”

If a candidate does not appear on the voting list, people can scroll through names and profiles or nominate producers for the award.

The award is given out by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in partnership with Seed Capital KY and Louisville Metro Government, sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America.

Seed Capital KY created the Local Food Heroes award in 2013 as a way to publicly recognize farmers for their hard work and keeping dinner tables across Kentucky plentiful.

The top three vote-getters in Kentucky will be honored by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Commissioner Comer during the Kentucky State Fair, which is scheduled to run from Thursday, August 20th to Sunday, August 30th at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

There are different awards throughout the United States aimed at celebrating farmers and all they do for their communities.

Young farmers in New Jersey are eligible for the Outstanding Young Farmer Award and farmers across the country can win awards as part of the Outstanding Farmers of America.

Join the conversation and tell us about farmers in Kentucky who should be nominated for the Local Food Heroes award.

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