Our history of agricultural production is legendary.
When you think about the Marion County, Kentucky, agricultural productivity is as important as it gets. Grains, livestock, produce, and more come from family-run farms. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of chicken, beef, and pork originate from our local livestock herds.
Products from Marion County
Our farms produce grains, fruits, vegetables, poultry, beef, pork and dairy in abundance. As of 2017, agricultural production within Marion County had a total market value over over $60 million. With such production, we typically rank in the top 10-20% of total sales within the State of Kentucky.
Some of our farms have been operated by the same family for several generations.
Land Use Practices
Our farmers conserve over 1/3 of acreage with no-till or reduced impact practices.
About the Companies
Central Kentucky Grain
Central Kentucky Grain (CKG) was established in 2014 and partnered with Superior Ag in 2019. CKG specializes in short term grain storage systems and underwent an expansion in 2019 that raised storage capacity of 320,000 bushels by an extra 160,000 bushels.
Peterson Farms is based in Loretto, but their agricultural heritage spans back to their ancestors who farmed Manhattan Island in 1640. Peterson Farms specializes in no-till crop production that supplies the bourbon and whiskey industry prevalent in Marion County and the surrounding area.