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As part of its 12th Annual Conference, Kentucky Women in Agriculture will host “Taste of Kentucky Proud” at the Crowne Plaza-Campbell House in Lexington on Thursday, Oct. 27.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. where Sullivan University culinary students will present their Kentucky Proud food creations. Joining them will be other Kentucky chefs, Bobby Benjamin and Jeremy Ashby, and a variety of Kentucky Proud vendors.
During the event, a short program will feature Kentucky’s candidates for commissioner of agriculture, James Comer and Bob Farmer, who will each provide brief remarks and be available throughout the event for questions.
KWIA will also be collecting items for “Ag. in the Afghan Classroom,” which will support Kentucky’s Agribusiness Development Team’s efforts in Afghanistan. The agriculture classroom will be used to teach children ages 12 to 17 about basic agriculture, including beekeeping, poultry farming, gardening and food safety.
Guests are encouraged to bring an item to donate to support this effort. Items may include posters related to nutrition or agriculture production; elementary level books (in English); agriculture magazines; activity sheets and kits; lesson plans that cover general agriculture; and supplies, such as pens, pencils, markets and notebooks.
Tickets for the Taste are $20 each for non-members. Advance purchase is encouraged either online with PayPal (www.kywomeinag.com) or by calling Sharon Furches at 877-266-8823.
Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the “will call” table starting at 5 p.m. KWIA members may purchase tickets for their guests for $10 each. Tickets will be available at the door (check/cash only, please).
For more information about the Taste or to register for KWIA’s 12th Annual Conference, visit the KWIA website at www.kywomeninag.com or contact by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 877-266-8823.