A Bi-Monthly News Roundup from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Vol. 16 | No. 1
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Kentucky State Board of Agriculture
searching for Dr. Katie Flynn's replacement
State Veterinarian Dr. Katie Flynn announced that she will step down at the end of February to take a position as a staff veterinarian at the U.S. Equestrian Federation. Dr. Flynn joined the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in 2020 as deputy state veterinarian and was promoted later that year to state veterinarian.
Program repairing equipment damaged in eastern Ky. flood

Twenty pieces of flood damaged small farm equipment from seven growers were picked up in Breathitt and Letcher counties.
Apply by Jan. 15 for Kentucky Renewable Chemical Program

Eligible companies will be incentivized to produce more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks.
Quarles reflects on past, looks ahead at last year in office

Dr. Ryan Quarles said he's been "blessed ... to serve as your agriculture commissioner for the past seven years."
More agriculture-related headlines in the news
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Kentucky farm fact

Kentucky ranks eighth in the nation in broiler chicken production at 297.4 million head, trailing Georgia (1.3 billion), Alabama (1.2 billion), Arkansas (1.1 billion), North Carolina (971 million), Texas and Mississippi (707 million each), and Missouri (301 million).
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