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The Center for Crop Diversification is managed through a collaboration between the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Department of Horticulture at the University of Kentucky. We also partner with a wide variety of regional and national individuals and organizations.

Price Reports













Decision Trees: Farm Food Safety Decision
Making Made Easy! 




Kentucky's MarketMaker is the state-based subsidiary of the national MarketMaker program.  








The Kentucky Small Business Development Center has been assisting the Commonwealth’s small business community for more than 35 years. With 13 service centers statewide and an experienced and knowledgeable staff, KSBDC provides unparalleled consulting and training services that help existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs succeed. Our services include: one-on-one management consultations, training workshops, market research, loan packaging help, assistance with financial projections and information needed to make informed business decisions.



Disaster Planning & Recovery

Economic Gardening


Freelancers & Self-Employed

Minority & Women Business

Small Town Merchant Program

Technology Businesses







Blue Book Services is one of the industry leading providers of credit and marketing information for the fruit and vegetable industry serving suppliers, buyers, brokers and transporters.  They provide current financial data and marketing opportunities on produce and transportation companies.









Red Book Credit Services (RBCS) provides access to the latest databases from the fresh produce industry.  RBCS is an essential prospecting tool that assists in ensuring the sustainability of its subscribers.









 The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association supporting over 500,000 restaurants.  In partnership with state based associations they empower owners and operators to achieve their goals.  They save members time, money and headaches by helping them with issues such as protecting economic interests, sharing best practices, or aligning them with emerging trends.












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The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association representing the retail and wholesale grocers that comprise the independent sector of the food distribution industry. Also represented are affiliated associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers, as well as other entrepreneurial companies.  Their mission is to ensure independent, community-focused retailers and wholesalers the opportunity to succeed and better serve the customers through its policies, advocacy, programs and services. 











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