Seed Capital KY is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created to catalyze the success and resilience of Kentucky’s regional agriculture and regional food economy.
We support this mission in two key ways:
Supporting Farmers. We offer grants to small farmers to enable them to access technical assistance to increase their capacity to grow their businesses, increase sustainability, increase access to capital, or otherwise play a larger or more meaningful role in the food economy. Technical assistance grants cover such things as accounting and financial planning, business planning, market development, marketing (including packaging and label development), food safety planning and process implementation, legal services, or whole farm planning.
Supporting the Local Food Economy. We conduct research and provide other support for the development and expansion of various food businesses and infrastructure, including local food aggregation and distribution systems.