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Brandon Roark 1Brandon Roark grew up in the Artemus community of Knox County and has been farming there since he was 16-years old.  Brandon cuts hay for sale and for his 40 head of cattle on his family farm and land he leases in the county.  With the $7,500 SOAR Farm Loan, Brandon purchased a second tractor and implements to he can farm more efficiently and not always be moving his equipment from field-to-field around the county.


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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