Kentucky is the 37th most extensive and the 26th most populous of the 50 United States. Kentucky is also known for horse racing, bourbon distilleries, moonshine, coal, the historic site My Old Kentucky Home, automobile manufacturing, tobacco, bluegrass music, college basketball, and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Today Kentucky ranks 5th nationally in goat farming, 8th in beef cattle production, and 14th in corn production. Kentucky exports reached a record $22.1 billion in 2012, with products and services going to 199 countries. The rwo largest cities are Louisville and Lexington.
The KDA Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion assists farmers, agricultural businesses, and commodity groups in promoting and marketing their products by expanding existing markets, as well as developing domestic and international markets.
Kentucky Proud stands for foods, nursery items, crafts, agritourism sites, farmers’ markets, state parks, and many other products and destinations with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown, or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians. You can serve Kentucky Proud foods to your family with the confidence that they came from your friends and neighbors just down the road — not from thousands of miles away.
A Taste of Kentucky: After almost 34 years and countless miles of travel through hills, hollows and rolling Bluegrass fields, A Taste of Kentucky has assembled the finest this magnificent commonwealth has to offer.