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Preston JonesPreston Jones land his family farm on 13-acres in the Baxter community of Harlan County.  On the farm, he primarily produces vegetables and sorghum sold through a variety of outlets.  Mr. Jones is also the Grow Appalachia coordinator for Harlan County, working for the Pine Mountain Settlement School.  The Jones’ plan to expand their mix of vegetable, mushrooms, medicinal plants and sorghum production, increasing to 4-acres.  The $7,500 SOAR Production Loan will financing a walk-behind tractor and other equipment in order to accomplish this.

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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