Senate Bill 3 Transition Continues
As you know, the implementation of Senate Bill 3 is underway. At the beginning of this process, I promised to be transparent with you in providing updates as the transition progressed.
We’ve continued to work with staff to hear their thoughts as we work to facilitate this move. I recently filled two vacancies on the board and appointed Bourbon County’s Brenda Paul and Daviess County’s Suzanne Cecil White to the Ag Development Board. I also appointed Brian Lacefield of Versailles to serve as executive director of the new Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy. With his experience in the private sector and also as the State Director for the Farm Service Agency, he is a good fit for this role. With their new perspectives added to the already strong board, the KADF will continue to deliver for farm families many years into the future.
Due to the transition and state e-mail account policies, we did have to develop new e-mail addresses for the KOAP staff. I am including it below should you need to contact a KOAP staff member.
My office is fully committed to ensuring that these changes are done in a way that does not disrupt the function of the boards, the regularly scheduled meetings, or any of the services. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Dr. Ryan Quarles
Commissioner of Agriculture
Deputy Executive Director
Director of Compliance and Outreach
Senior Project Manager
KADF Programs Manager
Loans Programs Manager
Administrative Loan Manager
Boards & Special Events Manager
Executive Staff Assistant