Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 9 No. 21 • November 23, 2016

Tamara Sandberg and Commissioner Quarles

Quarles convenes Hunger Task Force

The Kentucky Hunger Task Force reviewed the findings of the 10 regional meetings held earlier this year and mapped out an action plan for the next three months in a meeting Nov. 22 in Frankfort.




Kentucky Farm Bureau

Agriculture's role in alleviating hunger

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talks about the Hunger Task Force created earlier this year to explore ways to alleviate the issue of food insecurity in this state.





Celebrate holidays with Kentucky Proud

From the turkey to the Christmas tree and everything in between, you and your loved ones can enjoy an all-Kentucky Proud holiday.





Commissioner Ryan Quarles

Commissioner testifies to legislative panel

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles talked to legislators about the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s legislative agenda for 2017 in a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Agriculture Nov. 9 in Frankfort. (video)





Poster and Essay Contest underway

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to create and submit original works to show agriculture’s role in addressing the nation’s hunger problem in the 17th annual Poster and Essay Contest.




Woodford County Fair Board check presentation

$455K awarded to local fair boards

Five Kentucky county fairs were awarded grants totaling more than $455,000 from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for fairgrounds construction and remodeling, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.




Across Kentucky

More Ky. schools serving more local foods

Tina Garland, coordinator of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's Farm to School Program, talks about the department's efforts to get local foods into more Kentucky schools. (audio)





FSA County Committee elections begin

Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 5, 2016, to ensure that their vote is counted.





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