A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 17
Thursday, September 8, 2022
14-year-old recovers from severely broken ankle
to show reserve championship steer at State Fair
Addie Arnett broke down crying on judge Ryan Rash’s shoulder when he chose her prize steer, Spanky, as the Market Reserve Champion at the Championship Drive during the Kentucky State Fair. After breaking her ankle in three places six months ago, the 14-year-old endured three surgeries and months of rehab to work her way back into the show ring. (Kentucky Venues photo)
Henderson Co. High repeats
as Junior Chef state champion

The four Henderson County team members received $10,000 scholarships from Sullivan University after beating Bath County.

Ag Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles spoke to the sellout crowd of nearly 1,600 who ate a breakfast of Kentucky Proud food.
KDA awarded over $333,000
for specialty crop program

"These funds provided by USDA will help with early research and new market development," Commissioner Quarles said.
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky is No. 1 in the nation for horse sales. Horses and horse-related assets in the commonwealth are valued at more than $23 billion.
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