A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 15 | No. 9
Monday, May 2, 2022
Clays for a Cause raises
more than $240,000 for Ky. Hunger Initiative
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles, center, greets an attendee at Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance’s fourth annual Clays for a Cause fundraiser April 26 at Jefferson Gun Club in Brooks, Ky. In four years, the event has raised more than $1 million in charitable donations to help fight hunger and food insecurity in Kentucky.
Hilbrecht joins KDA to direct
communications, public affairs

"His background in public relations, crisis communications, and media relations will create a positive outreach," Quarles said.
Goats raised in Kentucky
for meat and for show

Kentucky goat producers, from left, Donna Slack and Dr. Beth Johnson talk about their industry with Quarles, far right.
Survey and training first steps
for Ky. produce growers

"The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Produce Safety Rules make sure safety is top of mind," Quarles said.
Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky ranks first in the nation in Thoroughbred horse breeding. Kentucky’s $6.5 billion Thoroughbred industry sold $824 million worth of Kentucky horses last year. Kentucky stallions, although fewer in number, contracted with an all-time high 55 percent of Thoroughbred mares.
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