A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 3
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Commissioner Quarles proclaims
February as Lamb Month in Kentucky
Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles signs a proclamation Monday, Feb. 6 at Stella's Kentucky Deli in Lexington declaring February as Lamb Month in Kentucky. Joining Commissioner Quarles were, standing from left: John Chism and Jason Wachter from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Kelley Yates from the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association President Richard Popham, and Lester Miller, owner of Stella's.
Restaurants, grocery chain
source lamb from Ky. farm

At Stella's Kentucky Deli, Commissioner Quarles prepares to bite into a lamb burger sourced locally from Four Hills Farm.
Group to focus on solutions
to large animal vet shortage

In Kentucky, only about 3 percent of veterinarians have dedicated large animal practices.
Donation to Ag Tag fund helps Ky. ag youth, farm families

"It’s just $10 a year, but that money can help so many," Commissioner Quarles wrote in an op-ed.
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Kentucky farm fact

More than 4,000 Kentucky sheep producers raise 58,000 head of sheep and lamb, ranking the commonwealth 25th nationally in sheep inventory.
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