J.R. DamronJ.R. Damron operates EK3 Farms in the Virgie community of Pike County.  The 11-acre farm (https://www.facebook.com/E-K-3-Farms-322108677988805) primarily grows corn which is converted into corn meal.  The corn meal is processed in a mobile grind mill which Mr. Damron takes to the Pikeville Farmer’s Market, neighboring farmer’s markets, various festivals and to area schools for demonstration. For school groups, each student is given a recipe and enough corn meal to make the recipe for $1.  The waste product is sold as chicken feed.  The $7,500 SOAR Farm Loan is being used to purchase a corn planter to increase production and a truck to transport equipment.