Murray State University has become the eighth institution of higher learning in Kentucky to join the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program, which connects the state's farmers and food producers with its higher education institutions. Under Farm to Campus, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture helps participating institutions put fresh Kentucky Proud products in their foodservice systems and shelf-stable Kentucky Proud products in their campus bookstores.
“This region is one of the most productive areas in the nation, with a top-notch agriculture school, so it’s only fitting to have Murray State in the Farm to Campus program so they can share more of the abundance of this area’s farmers and food producers,” says Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. “On behalf of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, we look forward to helping MSU find more local foods for its students, faculty, and staff.”
Other schools in the state already participating in the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program are Asbury University, Campbellsville University, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, the University of Louisville, Morehead State University and the University of Pikeville.