The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture have aligned to leverage agricultural resources of the Commonwealth with the state's robust manufacturing industry with a series of forums held across the state. These LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development) forums are intended for manufacturers, agricultural leaders, economic development professionals, local and state officials, academia, and other stakeholders.
As a life-long, second-generation farmer and someone well involved with the industrial landscape of the region, RCIDA Chairman Clint Voils was asked to participate in the June 12th forum held in London, Kentucky. Voils Farms grows corn, soybeans and wheat among other products in Russell County. Voils was part of the Agricultural Producers Panel.
The goal of these forums is to bolster existing collaboration between agriculture and manufacturing to develop and expand upon the existing supply chain for agricultural products to the manufacturing sector.
The remaining forums in this series will be held on August 1 in Cave City, August 2 in Murray, and September 26 in Shelbyville. For more information about the forum series, visit the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers' website: http://kam.us.com/land-forums/