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Quarles praises U.S. ag secretary pick

 

Sonny Perdue served as governor of Georgia from 2003-2011

 

For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 19, 2017
For more information contact:
Angela Blank
(502) 573-0450

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised the selection of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as United States secretary of agriculture.

“I want to congratulate Gov. Perdue on his selection as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture,” Commissioner Quarles said. “Gov. Perdue brings a lifetime of agriculture and management experience to this post. I know I join many of Kentucky’s agricultural leaders in praising President-elect Trump for selecting such an accomplished man in Gov. Perdue. I look forward to working with Gov. Perdue and his staff to continue the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s strong relationship with the USDA in order to advance the prosperity of farmers and all of rural America.”


Perdue, 70, is a businessman, veterinarian, and former Georgia state senator who served as governor of Georgia from 2003-2011.