The owner of one of the largest new-car dealerships in Kentucky is donating $2 million to address a leading automotive industry issue — the environment.
Tracy Farmer, owner of Farmer Automotive Group Inc., is providing the gift to the University of Kentucky to establish a research and educational center. It will assist public and private organizations in addressing environmental issues and developing solutions. The state of Kentucky is kicking in another $2 million for the new center.
Mr. Farmer operates Starand Oxmoor in Louisville. He also owns Banner Ford in Atlanta and Port Charlotte (FL) .
“What we do about the environment is the legacy we leave for our children,” he says.