Being the Commissioner of Agriculture for Kentucky has been a dream of mine since I was a child, and it is a great honor and privilege to serve as your next Commissioner.
It is the mission of the Office of Administrative Services to provide quality services to the employees of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). The Office is responsible for administrative services, human resources and information technology. It also deals with budget preparation and administration, handles legislative tracking duties, and is responsible for interacting with government agencies.
The KDA Office of Agricultural Marketing assists farmers, agricultural businesses, and commodity groups in promoting and marketing their products by expanding existing markets, as well as developing domestic and international markets.
The Division of Food Distribution contributes to the nutritional well being of the citizens of Kentucky by distributing USDA commodities to eligible recipient agencies. Food Distribution administers four food programs for USDA.
The Division of Environmental Services is responsible for regulating the registration, sale, distribution, proper use, storage, disposal, and application of pesticides in Kentucky.
The Division of Regulation and Inspection, through its wide range of regulatory duties, affects each and every Kentucky family.
The Office for State Veterinarian mission is to protect the health and welfare of Kentucky's livestock, poultry and agricultural industries. The Office for State Veterinarian also promotes an environment that enhances the economic and recreational opportunities and prosperity of Kentucky agriculture.