September 19, 2023

Department of Agriculture launches #MeatMeAtTheTable campaign to promote meat as the centerpiece of meals

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr Ryan Quarles joined the Kentucky Livestock Coalition and Fayette County commodity organizations this week to launch a new campaign to encourage consumers to make meat the centerpiece of their meals.

Agriculture Commissioner Dr Ryan Quarles announces the launch of the #MeatMeAtTheTable campaign. (Photo by Kentucky Department of Agriculture)

“It’s hard to believe, but meat is under attack by some politicians in the United States,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Every day we see people attacking our farming industry because they don’t know the basics of farming. As a farming community, we must resist these attacks in all their forms, like that of the Governor of Colorado urging people to cut meat from their diets to fight climate change. I’m excited to join the Kentucky Livestock Coalition and our commodity organizations for the #MeatMeAtTheTable campaign to encourage Kentuckians to make meat the centerpiece of their meals this month and support our farming families throughout. throughout the year.

The #MeatMeAtTheTable campaign is launched by the Kentucky Livestock Coalition to educate consumers about the nutritious, affordable and delicious protein options offered by farmers in Kentucky. Consumers can confidently buy meat from a farmer, butcher, or grocery store. Meat products are rich in essential nutrients, such as iron, iodine, zinc, and B vitamins, including B-12, which are only found in foods of animal origin. Whether your favorite grill menu includes burgers, hot dogs, steaks, sausages, chicken or chops, this unique campaign invites Kentuckians to meet their farmers at their kitchen tables.

“The #MeatMeAtTheTable campaign is a positive way to encourage consumers to support Kentucky agriculture,” said Tim White of White Farm. “We appreciate the support from Commissioner Quarles to help us launch this effort and hope that all Kentuckians will meet our farmers at the table this month.”

During the month of July, consumers are encouraged to take a photo of themselves grilling delicious Kentucky Proud meat products and share them on social media with #MeatMeAtTheTable. Throughout the month, the Livestock Coalition will be awarding random prizes to people entering the contest.

Kentucky Department of Agriculture