Sitting in the Western fields of Kentucky, Leitchfield exports everything from buttery cheeses to fresh produce, and hosts one of the nation’s biggest fiddle competitions.
Leitchfield is a community that cares, and cares for each other. When it recognized that some community members would benefit from a mobile meal program, a local farmer directed an America’s Famers Grow Communities grant to create “Meals on the Bus,” a program serving meals to those in need. Each school bus is converted into a diner on wheels, making multiple stops and allowing anyone to hop on and grab a homemade lunch. And, along the road, family farmers markets help feed the community as well. Take the right backroads, and you can buy fresh produce off a farmer’s porch, even if they’re not home – just leave the money in a coffee can. To learn how to bolster your community through the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program, click through to learn more.
Making its mark amidst sawmills, lumber and brickmaking, this centrally located Minnesota community of around 5,000 people prospers on the Rum River.
Whether it’s agriculture or amplifiers, Effingham, Illinois serves as a crossroads, a junction, and a thriving hub to industry and innovation.
Seated between Dallas and Waco is a small community with a rich history and an award-winning FFA chapter with deep roots.