Kentucky State University received grant to combat poultry processing capacity
Kentucky State University recently received a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to construct a permanent poultry processing facility in conjunction with its existing mobile processing unit (MPU).
Kentucky State received nearly $40,000 in state funding for the project.
“The doubling of poultry processing capacity for use by producers at the Kentucky State University Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, that also addresses a number of Coivid-19 processing challenges, will significantly help expand the economic opportunities for our small-scale and socially-disadvantaged farmers in Kentucky,” Dr. Kirk Pomper, dean of the College of Agriculture, Community, and the Sciences, said. “We are grateful for the grant funding from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board that supports this Kentucky State project for our stakeholders."
The funding will be used to construct a permanent processing facility that is big enough to process indoors and safely follow all COVID-19 CDC guidelines. The facility will be created by retrofitting the existing docking station, where the MPU is housed.
Kentucky State will double its processing capacity after the project is completed.
For more information about poultry processing through Kentucky State, contact Steven Skelton at (502) 597-6103.