As a Third Generation Female Farmer who is getting the opportunity to continue my parents work and dream of the education of children, for their 25 years and now my responsibility. Benton Farms was created into Benton Family Farm as approved by the IRS as a 501(C)3 organization. What do we do and why do we need your help as a nonprofit?......Simply, I can tell you that SMALL farms are a dying breed and will soon be gone and only classified as agritainment. What do I mean by this? Farms are inviting the public but getting commercialized in the process, bringing in animals that you usually just saw at a zoo, which is good for some but NOT in our scope or mission of what we think is agricultural education! We need SUPPORT to get school children to a real family working farm. For so many children this is not even an option due to high cost of busing and rising costs since 2008. "We get one field trip a year and we choose the Benton Farm Experience." said by a teacher in Kenton Co.
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Benton Family Farm | 11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton Kentucky