A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 6
Friday, March 24, 2023
Quarles honors 2023 KHSAA-KDA Ag Athletes
of the Year at Sweet Sixteen state tournament
Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles, center, honored the 2023 Kentucky High School Athletic Association-Kentucky Department of Agriculture Ag Athletes of the Year March 17 during the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena in Lexington. Pictured are, from left, Carson Gilliam, Briley New, Laken White, Commissioner Quarles, Joe Braxton Baker, Landon Groves, and Emma Harvey. (KHSAA photo)
Bill to add new division
to state vet’s office passes

Senate Bill 46 enhances the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's preparedness and response to animal emergencies.
McDonald's celebrates $379M commitment to Ky. agriculture

Commissioner Quarles signed a proclamation declaring March 21-27 National Agriculture Week in Kentucky.
Agritourism helps eastern Ky.
greenhouse business thrive

Kenny Imel, far right, stands with his family, most of whom are active in his Greenup County agribusiness, Imel's Greenhouse.
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Kentucky farm fact

McDonald's sourced $379 million in raw commodities from Kentucky in 2021, including more than 640 million pounds of corn, nearly 218 million pounds of soybeans, over 202 million pounds of chicken, and 68,000 gallons of milk.
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