Kentucky Contacts


SNAP Info & Contacts

Program Name/EBT Card Name:  SNAP/Benefit Security Card

Current ContractorFidelity Information Services, LLC (FIS)

Contact:
Sharon G. Spencer
Farmers’ Market Marketing Specialist
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
sharon.spencer@ky.gov
(502) 782-4127

 

 


Kentucky Ag Department

Kentucky Department of Agriculture 


FMNP & SFMNP

WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Nicole Nicholas, Acting WIC Director

Phone: (502) 564-3827

Email: Nicole.Nicholas@ky.gov

Kentucky News/Case Studies

Standing Together Against Racism: Black Lives Matter

Stephanie Fenty June 3, 2020

Over the past week, the United States has been shaken by the deep inequities rooted within our justice system that have continued to destroy the lives of Black Americans like George Floyd. In the past, the Farmers Market Coalition has largely remained silent on matters of race and injustice. We will do so no longer.… Read More



Spotlight on the Lexington Farmers Market

Allie Vrtachnik August 20, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Lexington Farmers Market! We are taking over FMC’s Instagram for the duration of two weeks to share with you a look into our market. Our market is loved by our community and for good reason! As a new “visitor” at our market, there are a few things you… Read More



From Coast to Coast: A Snapshot of the 2018 Farmers Market Poster Contest

Allie Vrtachnik May 25, 2018

The 2018 National Farmers Market Poster Contest has come to a close, folks! The deadline for poster submissions was May 15th, but you still have till until May 31st to act as a judge for the Fan Favorite award. Your vote counts as a ‘like’ for your local market or favorite submission. Browse the contest… Read More



Meet Community Farmers Market of Bowling Green, Kentucky

Allie Vrtachnik February 28, 2018

Dear FMC virtual market-goer, Greetings from the Community Farmers Market in Bowling Green! We’re taking over FMC’s Instagram this week to share with you a look into our market. The market is loved by our community, and for good reason!  As a new “visitor”, there are a few things you ought to know to fully appreciate the… Read More



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Champions for Health in the South

Darlene Wolnik February 5, 2018

According to a recent report, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Vermont rank as the healthiest states in the nation. The bottom three? Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. That’s not a surprise, says Jay Maddock, a professor of public health at Texas A&M University. In southern states, Americans are more likely to die prematurely from a wide variety of chronic conditions.… Read More



2016 FINI Grant Awardees Announced

Honesta Romberger June 10, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the awardees of $16.8 million in competitive grants to help SNAP (formally food stamps) participants increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables. The funding comes from the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food… Read More



Farmers Markets Play a Big Role in Promoting USDA’s Summer Food Service Program

Honesta Romberger May 27, 2015

With summer fast approaching and another school year coming to a close, many students are looking forward to a break from their textbooks and the rigors of the classroom. But one serious question looming over the minds of many of the 21.5 million American children who receive free and reduced price lunch during the school… Read More



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2013 Discover You Can Participants Announced

Liz Comiskey April 26, 2013

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2013 Discover You Can Learn Make Share℠ program. Thirty FMC member farmers market organizations have been selected by the Farmers Market Coalition and Jarden Home Brands, makers of Ball® Brand Fresh Preserving Products, to take part in this summer’s canning education program. The selected 30 organizations… Read More