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Commissioner Comer to tour agribusinesses and visit with central Kentucky residents

 

For Immediate Release
Monday, April 1, 2013
For more information contact:
Holly VonLuehrte
(502) 573-0450


FRANKFORT, Ky.Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will tour agribusiness facilities in central Kentucky April 9-10 in partnership with the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky (ABAK) and the Kentucky Feed & Grain Association (KyFGA).


The tour schedule includes visits to companies in Boyle, Clark, Hardin, Marion, Madison, Scott, and Washington counties.


Two public events have been scheduled for area residents to meet with Commissioner Comer. These meetings are set for the following times and locations:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2:45 p.m. EDT at the Hardin County Extension Office, 201 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown; and
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. EDT at Blue Grass Stockyards, 348 K Street, Richmond.
    Commissioner Comer encouraged citizens to participate in the public forums.


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 in these areas 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 last 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 a second agribusiness tour during which he will visit several of our members operations in central Kentucky, much like he did when we did the west Kentucky tour last fall. We believe these tours 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 is designed to give the commissioner a first-hand 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.