The availability and low cost of land creates a favorable condition where agricultural businesses can process and distribute products locally and nationwide.
(Read more at The Kentucky Center for Agriculture & Rural Development.)
The population of North Central Kentucky is heavily involved in agriculture's future. University-based research and government-sponsored programs keep Kentucky on the cutting-edge of agri-business technology. The workforce possesses a high degree of farming knowledge and general agricultural expertise. As a resource, this population is perfectly suited to support enterprises in bioengineering and other high-tech, advanced agricultural research and development operations. Read more about careers in agriculture.
For more about agricultural research in Kentucky:
- Agricultural Colleges
- University of Kentucky: Center for Biomedical Engineering
- Bio-engineering Graduate Programs
- University of Louisville: Bio-engineering Dept.
- Kentucky State University's Organic Agriculture Working Group
Kentucky Department of Agriculture is a wonderful resource for your agri-business venture. Funding may be available from both government and private sources (read more). An established array of marketing resources are also available to help launch or promote your agri-business. More marketing resources...
Agri-Tourism is a relatively new "buzz-word", but you'll hear it a lot in Kentucky. Corn mazes, petting farms, farmer's markets and wineries are just a few of the fun ways that Kentucky farmers have diversified and found a way to keep the farm in the family and in the black!