Agricultural Development Is Economic Development: Kentucky State Parks Local Food Purchasing Case Study

  • Robert R. Perry University of Kentucky
Keywords: Local Food Purchasing, Farm to Institution, Food Service

Abstract

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In April 2004 I was appointed director of food service for the Kentucky (KY) State Park system and charged with improving its 21 restaurant operations — qualitatively, physically, and financially. Kentucky's state park system is one of the largest in the nation, especially in its number of food service operations. The operations included 17 full-service resort park restaurants scattered widely across the state in primarily rural areas, as well as three state employee cafeterias located in Frankfort and the café at the KY Artisan Center in Berea....

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Author Biography

Robert R. Perry, University of Kentucky
Robert R. Perry is project manager and chef for the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Working Group in the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY USA; +1-859-257-1692.
Published
2016-07-01
How to Cite
Perry, R. R. (2016). Agricultural Development Is Economic Development: Kentucky State Parks Local Food Purchasing Case Study. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 1(4), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2011.014.010