There has been a lot of interest in the new Kentucky Proud for Horses program!
The day of the announcement we added detailed info on how to apply to the Kentucky Horse Council website. Here is that information, which is also found at http://www.kentuckyhorse.org/kentuckyproud/
Below are the steps you can follow to register your farm as Kentucky Proud:
1. Print out and fill out the Kentucky Proud Equine form. This is a specially designed form just for equine farm applicants.
2. If you would also like to apply for a marketing grant through the Kentucky Proud program, also print and fill out the Kentucky Proud Grant Application. This form can also be found at http://www.kyproud.com/Members/index.htm. You may apply for a marketing grant at a later time as well.
3. Mail all forms to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. They will verify your acceptance into the program and the status of your grant request. Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Attn: Vicky Stucker
100 Fair Oaks Lane, 5th floor
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Other Information about the Kentucky Proud Process from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture: It generally takes 2-3 weeks to process a membership application. Any questions regarding membership should be directed to Ms Vicky Stucker at 502-564-4983 or email@example.com. As for the grant applications, those applications requesting less than $5,000 can be reviewed immediately. Those requesting more than $5,000 must be reviewed by the Kentucky Proud Executive Committee which meets once a month, generally the first Tuesday of each month. Any questions regarding the Kentucky Proud grant application should be directed to Mr. Bill Clary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-1137.
About the Kentucky Horse Council - The Kentucky Horse Council is a non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities through KENA, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.
For more information about the Kentucky Horse Council, visit www.kentuckyhorse.org or call 859-367-0509