Ky. Agriculture Commissioner welcomes CU to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

Ky. Agriculture Commissioner welcomes CU to Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus Program

                                                                                                                                                             April 15, 2014
                                                                                                                                               For Immediate Release


 
James Comer, left, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commission, presents the Kentucky Proud
Farm to Campus plaque to Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University. CU is the
sixth university in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to join the program. (Campbellsville University
Photo by Joan C. McKinney)


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University and Kentucky farmers alike will benefit from CU’s entrance into the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.

“By joining the Farm to Campus program, Campbellsville University is making more local food available for students, faculty, and staff,” Commissioner Comer said in a ceremony during a meeting of the CU Board of Trustees in the Chowning Executive Dining Room. “At the same time, you are helping Kentucky family farmers and small businesses make a living. On behalf of all Kentucky farmers, thank you, CU, for being a part of the Farm to Campus program.”

Speaking at the Kentucky Farm to Campus event was from left: Bam Carney, state representative,
51st District, with others in back from left: Tony Young, mayor of City of Campbellsville; Dr.
Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University; James Comer, commissioner, Kentucky
Department of Agriculture; and Dr. Joseph Owens, chair of the CU Board of Trustees. (Campbells-
ville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)


"Campbellsville University is very pleased to participate in the Farm to Campus program,” CU President Michael V. Carter said. “This builds on CU's support of our local community and region and our commitment to help enhance economic opportunity for all sectors of the economy, including agriculture. We have been using local farm products in our Winters Dining Hall for a number of years, and this initiative will expand that in the years to come.”

“Our students come to us from many corners and countries of the world. As we create and serve menus that include these global influences, we know how important it is to purchase products that are local and regional,” said Tim Wolters, vice president for operations of Pioneer College Caterers, CU’s foodservice vendor. “We are proud to support Kentucky farms and manufacturers. Our efforts with the Kentucky Proud program mean that we are serving fresh, high-quality products that impact the local economy as well as the health and wellness of the guests that we serve.”

 
Speakers at Campbellsville University's Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus announcement were with
Pioneer College Caterers Inc. representatives. From left are Bam Carney; Tony Young; Dr. Michael
V. Carter; Heith Hall, CU food services director for Pioneer; James Comer; Tim Wolters, vice president
for operations for Pioneer College Caterers Inc.; and Dan Poset, district manager for Pioneer College
Caterers Inc. (Campbellsville University Photo by Linda Waggener)



"We are excited about the Kentucky Proud partnership, and we like to promote local business as much as possible,” said Heath Hall, Pioneer College Caterers director of food services for CU. “It is also great to know exactly where the Kentucky Proud food we purchase comes from for the students at Campbellsville University."
Under the Farm to Campus program, the KDA will partner with CU and Pioneer College Caterers to put more shelf-stable Kentucky Proud products in the CU Bookstore and more farm-fresh Kentucky Proud products in the university’s food service system.

 
Dr. John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the
president of Campbellsville University, reads the Leadership Award information while Dr. Michael
V. Carter, second from left, president of CU, places the Leadership Award around Kentucky
Agriculture James Comer in the ceremony. Dr. Joseph Owens, chair of the CU Board of Trustees,
also helped with the presentation. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C. McKinney)



Campbellsville University is the sixth university in the Farm to Campus program, joining Asbury University, Eastern Kentucky University, the University of Louisville, Morehead State University, and the University of Pikeville.

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