Bluegrass Awards Dinner

Bluegrass Farm-to-Table Dinner & Conservation Awards


To celebrate our region’s agricultural heritage and thriving present activity, BLC hosted a farm-to-table benefit dinner at the newly opened Ashbourne Farm event space in La Grange, Kentucky. The dinner included locally-sourced food from conserved properties. The evening also featured conservation awards to honor easement donors and community champions of land protection. Photos by Andy Hyslop.

Watch our video tribute to Ned Bonnie.


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Watch our video about the work that BLC does in the Bluegrass.


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In December 2016, Bluegrass Conservancy, based in Lexington, merged with Limestone Land Trust, in Louisville, to create the largest regional, accredited land trust in Kentucky. Now Bluegrass Land Conservancy, the newly expanded service area spans the state’s two most populated metropolitan areas and covers the very best farmland in the region with 27,033 acres of natural and cultural resources already protected. This merger is a bold move to protect the Bluegrass Region for current and future generations, with a focus on prime farmland soils, scenic open space, water resources, natural areas. rural heritage, and, of course, agricultural viability.

Proceeds from the event are critical in our ability to assist local families across the Bluegrass region conserve their land. 


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Sponsorship for this event is a great way to raise your business profile with Central Kentucky landowners. Local businesses both large and small represent local leadership supporting Bluegrass land conservation. We wish to thank our sponsors for their generosity in their celebration of farmland protection here in our beautiful Bluegrass.


Blue Ash Sponsor



Black Walnut Sponsor



In-Kind Sponsor


Table Sponsors

Helen Alexander
Brooke and Matthew Barzun
Ina and Mac Bond, River Bend Farm

Nina Bonnie
Jennie and Peek Garlington III
Janie and Austin Musselman, Jr.

Special Thank You To Our Host


Looking for a way to make a local impact? Contact Lauren Hardesty, (859) 255-4552 or, to talk about Sponsorships, Item Donations, and In-Kind Business Services. 

Fasig Tipton Auction

Why I Participate

“Each year it’s better and better. So much fun to see everyone and, as a sponsor, be a part of it all.”

Michael Smith
Farm Credit Mid-America
Chinquapin Oak Sponsor


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