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Commissioner Comer tours agribusinesses and visits with western Kentucky residents

Kentucky Agricultural News staff report

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is touring agribusiness facilities in western Kentucky in partnership with the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky (ABAK) and the Kentucky Feed & Grain Association (KyFGA).


The tour schedule includes visits to companies in Webster, Christian, Simpson, and Allen counties. Commissioner Comer also scheduled visits to three other counties as part of the tour, including a breakfast speech at the Logan County Extension Office.

 

Commissioner Comer will meet local constituents at the Allen County Farmers Service store, 512 Smith Grove Road, Scottsville, Friday at 2 p.m. CDT. Earlier this week, Commissioner Comer visited with local residents in Crittenden, Livingston, and Webster counties.


I think its important that state officials get out in the communities and meet the people of Kentucky where they work and live, Commissioner Comer said. That gives people who would have a hard time making a trip to Frankfort a chance to communicate directly with the people they elect to represent them. I hope everyone will come out to talk with me about any issue related to the department that may be on their minds or simply to say hello.


Since taking office earlier this year, Commissioner Comer has made the effort to get out in the state to visit Kentuckys agriculture operations, ABAK President Kevin Fields said. We are delighted he is working with us on an agribusiness tour and will be visiting several of our members operations. We believe it will give him an opportunity to not only see the facilities but also hear directly from our members about issues they face every day.

KyFGA President Brent Williams pointed out that the tour schedule was designed to give the commissioner a firsthand look at the things the industry is doing to improve and grow Kentuckys ag economy and to position us for growth in the years ahead.