Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association

Gifts of Grain

Supporting Research


Donate Grain for the Small Grain Research Endowment Fund at University of Kentucky

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association (KySGGA) has an established research endowment fund at the University of Kentucky (UK) to ensure the advancement of production research crucial to Kentucky’s grain farmers.

“To date we have directed $2.5 million toward small grain research, and we expect that sum will continue to grow in the future,” said Don Halcomb, chairman of the Kentucky Small Grain Promotion Council. “This research fund guarantees that small grain research will continue to be a priority at the University of Kentucky. Our leadership has been extremely pleased with the quality of research conducted at UK, and growers have benefited greatly from the results. The fund works only to improve our successful partnership.”

Individual growers and businesses may donate to the fund, and KySGGA will match the sum of donations up to $50,000. In addition to cash, growers and businesses may make an above the line deductible donation of grain. Donations should be made directly to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture for the Kentucky Small Grains Growers Association Research Endowment.

Checks can be mailed to:

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture
Marci Hicks, Director of Development
E S Good Barn
1451 University Drive
Lexington, KY 40546-0097

For more information on how to make a gift of grain, contact Marci Hicks at 859.257.7200. For more information about the fund, please contact KySGGA Executive Director Laura Knoth at 800.326.0906 or by email at