It clings to the hooves of our thoroughbreds. It embraces the roots of our bluegrass. It spans from the banks of the Ohio to the foothills of Appalachia. It is Kentucky's greatest natural resource and it's right under our feet. Kentucky soil provides the nutrients necessary to feed Kentucky families, purifies the water that sustains Kentucky's environment, and serves as a home and an asset to Kentucky's wildlife.
When treated right, Kentucky soil provides the nutrients necessary for our vast abundance of agriculture to thrive and flourish. It supplied thirteen of the sixteen minerals necessary to grow the crops that fed Daniel Boone during his exploration of Kentucky in the eighteenth century. It sustained the crops that have helped Kentucky tobacco farmers live decent lives in the rural setting of Kentucky's beautiful farmland. Without it, Rose Will Monroe would have starved in her Pulaski County home long before she became the American feminist icon of World War II, and Thomas Hunt Morgan