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
Quarles Opinion

Opinion: Phoenix, Bloomberg Uninformed About Middle America

No matter where you turn, actors and politicians are consistently misinforming people about the basics of agriculture and belittling working families across the nation.

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.