‘Ag Tag’ Program raises money for Kentucky programs…
Half of donations earned in a county comes back into that county’s local FFA and 4-H chapters…
By Catrina Vargo
Louisa, KY — County clerks and deputies across the state are the number one advocates for farmers by donating $10 to the Ag Tag Program, according to the Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture. The ‘Ag Tag’ as it is called, is actually the farm license plate, or any plate design you receive through the county clerk’s office.
A $10 donation which is optional, goes to the program, and the proceeds are divided between the Kentucky Proud Program, the Future Farmers of America (FFA), and the Kentucky 4-H Foundation.
Last year, $160,895.06 was raised through the Ag Tag Program to invest back into Kentucky agriculture. Half of the donations earned in a county will go back into that county’s local FFA and 4-H chapters. The remaining funds are used in state level programs that benefit all members.
There are 14,500 KY FFA members and 238,538 KY 4-H members. They are the future of Kentucky agriculture, and a $10 donation is an investment in all of them.
Kentucky Proud is the brand of agricultural products grown and produced in the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture uses it’s share of the donations to help promote and market these products from hard working and dedicated farm families.
Lawrence County High School FFA Chapter President, Brandi Blackburn, visited the Lawrence County Court Clerk’s Office Tuesday, March 11, in conjunction with the Ag Tag Program. Chris Jobe explained that the $10 donation is always asked for when renewing your license, but is totally optional, but said it is a great way to raise money for programs that benefit us all.