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Nathan RileyNathan Riley owns and farms approximately 18-acres in Owsley County.  While Mr. Riley raises several head of cattle, it is primarily a hay farm.   He uses some of the hay for his cattle but primarily sells it to other farmers in the area.  With the $7,500 SOAR Farm Loan, Mr. Riley will construct a new hayshed, enhance his hay fields with lime and fertilizer, add another pasture in hay, and purchase a variety of hay equipment.  

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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