A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 3
Friday, February 14, 2020
Quarles asks farmers to make
voluntary $10 donation to Ag Tag Fund

"The donations are equally divided among the three organizations, and half of the donations to FFA and 4-H go back to the county of origin," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles said. "I encourage all those renewing farm license plates to invest in the future of Kentucky agriculture by making this donation."
Quarles Slams Oscars for
Anti-Agriculture Message

Commissioner Ryan Quarles chatted with Cromwell Ag Radio's Jeff Nalley about Oscar-winning actor Joquain Phoenix's speech against the dairy industry.
State Board of Agriculture searching
for new deputy state veterinarian

The deadline to apply is March 1 or until the position is filled. Dr. Bradley Keough will take a position in March with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Ky. Cattlemen's Association inducts five new Hall of Fame members

“These men gave of their time, service, and talents for the betterment of Kentucky’s cattle industry," Commissioner Quarles said .
Grower-Buyer MeetUp
set for Feb. 28 in Morehead

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will bring together produce growers and buyers for a day of networking and business opportunities.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky’s top agricultural export market is Canada, which received 26 percent of its ag exports in 2017. That’s more than triple second-place Mexico’s 8 percent. #KyAg365

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