Greater Louisville Agribusiness
of the Year Award
29th Annual | Presented at the
Farm City Celebration Luncheon
2023 Agribusiness of the Year Award Nominations Now Open
The Agribusiness Industry Network, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2023 Agribusiness of the Year Award, scheduled to be presented on Friday, November 10th, at the Annual Farm City Luncheon in Louisville.
This award, seeks to recognize an agribusiness located in or serving the counties of the GLI Greater Louisville Region for Economic Development. In Kentucky those counties include: Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble; and in Indiana include: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Washington, and Scott.
Judging consideration is based on financial growth, overall contribution to our community, employee relations, and creation of better farm-city understanding.
We are asking AIN members to nominate a deserving agribusiness for consideration in this year’s judging process. Your input is critical to ensure that our committee does not overlook worthy nominees.
Please notify either me or Nancy Monroe with any nominations by June 20th. We will need the name of the company, a contact name if you have one and a phone number.
Information on this year’s Farm City Luncheon is available on our website . If you have any questions, please contact me at 502-228-8725 or by email. Nancy Monroe can be reached at 502-367-5191 or by email. Thank you for your assistance with this nominating process.
Chairperson of the Agribusiness of the Year Award
2022 Agribusiness of the Year
Mulberry Orchard got its start in 2003 when two college students, Matt and Amanda Gajdzik, started a small cattle farm in Shelby County. From that beginning, the couple has since expanded their farming operation and transitioned to a focus on horticulture and agritourism that has become a popular destination for visitors young and old alike.
The property now boasts 7,000 fruit trees and acres of vegetable plantings, as well as an extensive children’s playground, complete with a corn maze, petting zoo and repurposed farm machinery that anchor swings, slides and crawls. There is also a farm market and commercial kitchen to enhance the visitor experience. The farm is open for group tours and individual visits from spring months through the end of October.
Their food items are on the food service menus of several nearby school systems and are regularly featured in restaurants and bars across Louisville. The on-farm market also serves as a sales outlet for neighboring farms and local craftspeople.