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BaysAnne and John Bays operate a naturally raised livestock farm of 325-acres on the Knox-Whitley County line.  The Bays' raise grass-fed beef, free range chickens, eggs and pork which they sell under the name of Moonlight Farm, LLC.  With the $7,500 SOAR Production Loan, the Bays will construct a 12'x24' barn to be used as a nursery to house their chick brooder and baby pigs. Moonlight Farm is both a Kentucky Proud and Appalachian Proud producer.  The Bays' were also named as one of three finalist for the Kentucky Farm Bureau "Farmer of the Year" award in November 2015.  To read more about their nomination, please visit

The SOAR Small Production Loan Fund is a low-interest financing resource designed to assist small producers grow healthy, nutritional foods so that they can move into commercial production. The goal is to support and educate growers to develop a strong local food system in eastern and southern Kentucky that will be market-supported and result in a profit for the growers.


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