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Quarles proclaims October Farm to School Month to promote local foods for Kentucky students

Serving local foods in Kentucky schools benefits the entire community, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said in proclaiming October as Farm to School Month in Kentucky. Quarles “Eating healthy local foods helps Kentucky kids do their best,” Commissioner Quarles said. “At the same time, when schools buy local, farmers and food businesses increase their sales, and that boosts the local economy....

Montgomery Co. High School first to repeat as state champion of Farm to School Junior Chef competition

Montgomery County High School became the first team in the history of the Farm to School Junior Chef program to repeat as state champion when it prevailed over Corbin in the fifth annual Junior Chef championship cook off at the Kentucky State Fair. “Congratulations to Montgomery County on this remarkable achievement,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “I commend all 16 teams that participated...

Junior Chef application deadline for high school cooks competing for scholarships is March 15

Opening Day is almost here. That’s right – the fifth season of Farm to School Junior Chef competition will open soon, and high school cooking teams have until March 15 to sign up. “Junior Chef teaches food preparation skills while providing lessons on teamwork, time management, marketing, public presentation, and community involvement that will serve students well throughout their lives,” Agriculture...

Sullivan to give $70,000 in scholarships
to Kentucky’s next Junior Chef champions

Sullivan University will partner with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef program to contribute $70,000 worth of scholarships to Junior Chef champions who will be crowned in a statewide competition in August, Ag Commissioner James Comer announced today.   Before a packed house at the Kentucky School Nutrition Association conference in Lexington, Comer said Sullivan...

Sullivan to give $70,000 in scholarships to Kentucky's next Junior Chef champions

Sullivan University will partner with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Junior Chef program to contribute $70,000 worth of scholarships to Junior Chef champions who will be crowned in a statewide competition in August, Ag Commissioner James Comer announced today.   Before a packed house at the Kentucky School Nutrition Association conference in Lexington, Comer said Sullivan...