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Ways to help Kentucky farm communities struck by tornadoes

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Aerial damage to the UK Grain and Forage Center of Excellence caused by a weekend in Princeton, KY.
Extension agents will deliver products to the KDA for distribution to farm organizations working to meet the needs of impacted farmers.

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service partnered with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to offer support for affected farmers. Those who wish to donate farm supplies should contact their local extension office. Extension agents will deliver products to the KDA for distribution to farm organizations working to meet the needs of impacted farmers, according to a Dec. 13 press release from the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky 4-H has a 4-H’ers Helping 4-H’ers Relief Fund that is collecting donations to help affected 4-H members, families and staff.

The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management is also accepting donations and relief effort volunteer applications. Individuals can offer to donate supplies or apply to volunteer.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Kentucky Farm Bureau to develop a GoFundMe account at to provide monetary support for affected farmers. Donations are tax deductible. 

Individuals, who wish to make monetary donations to the tornado victims, may do so by donating through UK’s Office of Philanthropy.

Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation is taking donations for tornado assistance, which can be made by calling 859-278-0899, through Paypal.

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