Across Kentucky – March 29, 2016

For Kentuckians holding those “farm license plates,” the deadline for their renewal is this Thursday. Renewal time is also perfect for those drivers to make “Ag Tag” donations as their county clerks’ offices. Those donations help fund Kentucky Proud, 4-H, and FFA. Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and...

Across Kentucky – March 1, 2016

It’s “Ag Tag Time” again in Kentucky. State ag commissioner Ryan Quarles explains the importance of farm vehicle license plate owners in making their “ag tag” donations in March. Through the program operators of vehicles with farm plates can make special donations to help fund 4-H, FFA, and...

State ag department assisted the farm community through a month marked by challenges

FRANKFORT (Feb. 16, 2016) — Anytime you start a new job, it can be hectic as you learn the ropes. That certainly is true for a public official, who must get to know her or his staff and hit the ground running – the public’s business doesn’t stop to allow a new office holder to get settled in. But...

Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA’s marketing office

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. “As our leadership team continues to come together, we...

February 5, 2016 – Legislative Report No. 6 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the twenty-second legislative day of the 2016 session of the Kentucky General Assembly. Legislation is moving through the committee process and passing the respective chambers.  Through yesterday there have been 25 bills and resolutions passed by the Senate and 24 bills and resolutions passed by...

Across Kentucky – January 25, 2016

Feldhaus visits with Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles as he discusses his first few weeks in office, some of his long range plans, and some of the actions he’s already put into place at the Ky Ag Department. Quarles is extremely impressed with the success of the department’s Kentucky Proud program,...

Georgetown native Ryan Quarles Sworn in as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an efficient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda. “Being the...

Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 96th Annual Meeting

Louisville, KY (November 20, 2015) – More than 1,500 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members from across the state will gather for the organization’s 96th annual meeting December 2-5 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Delegates from all of the state’s 120 counties assemble for the four-day...

Across Kentucky – October 29, 2015

State Representative Ryan Quarles also visited with the Farm Bureau board at its Measure the Candidate program earlier this month. He says available funding for the department will be tight and that both the rural and urban sectors need to pay attention to the department as it operates to serve both farm and...

Across Kentucky – October 22, 2015

A feature with the other candidate for Ky commissioner of agriculture, Ryan Quarles, who presents a few elements of his vision for this important statewide office. He sites his legislative record in the state house in building consensus and working across the aisle to make...

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