A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 13 | No. 1
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Quarles sworn into second term
as Kentucky's agriculture commissioner

“Major priorities for our farm families include expanding markets for our producers, investing in agriculture technology, and promoting agriculture across the state," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said.
Podcast talks Kentucky agriculture
with Commissioner Quarles

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles discusses the Kentucky Proud program, buying local, alternative crops, the Kentucky Hunger Initiative, and Kentucky hemp, bourbon, wine, and beer.
Kentucky local food summit
to be Feb. 26 at UK student center

The summit will bring together Kentucky's farm and food community for workshops and networking.
Quarles encourages nominations
for annual conservation award

The $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award is available for a Kentucky farmer. Nominations must be submitted by April 1.

Kentucky Farm Fact

Kentucky ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2017 with $429 million worth of exports of “other livestock products,” which includes live farm animals, non-poultry meats, and animal fat. The Commonwealth was the country's No. 2 tobacco exporter at $253 million. #KyAg365

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