Kentucky Agriculture announced Wednesday that it has announced a $2.5 million investment in its Kentucky Farms and FarmWorks.
Kentucky Agriculture is a privately-held company that operates the Kentucky Farms Farmers Market and FarmWare Center.
The investment comes on the heels of a major investment by the Kentucky State Board of Agriculture and Rural Development that valued the company at more than $5 million.
Kentuckians have had their eyes on Kentucky Farms for decades.
In the late ’80s, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture started selling a limited edition Kentucky Farms bumper sticker that featured the phrase “The Kentucky Farms.”
Kentucky Farms was the first Kentucky farm to open in the state.
In 2004, the company announced plans to open a new facility in the western Kentucky Valley.