A message from the Commissioner

Being Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has been a dream of mine since growing up on my family’s farm in Scott County, and it is a great honor and privilege to serve for a second term. Major priorities for our farm families include expanding markets for our
producers, investing in agriculture technology, and promoting agriculture across the state.
I look forward to continuing to work for all of Kentucky in the years ahead.

Ryan Quarles
KY Food Banks

Farms to Food Banks

Farms to Food Banks is a public-private partnership that helps farmers recoup losses for produce that will not be sold to the public but otherwise is good to eat.
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KY Food Banks

2020 Hemp Application Period is Open

The KDA host an online application on its hemp webpage, and the new online application includes a mapping function.
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