Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles thanked Trigg County farmers and agriculture for continuing to be a vital industry.
Commissioner Quarles was the featured speaker for the Trigg County Agriculture Appreciation Dinner at the Trigg County Recreation Complex Convention Center. Commissioner Quarles began his remarks by saying thank you to agriculture for continuing to shine during 2020.
click to download audioCommissioner Quarles added it is important for farmers and members of the agribusiness community to help educate the public.
click to download audioQuarles also challenged farmers to share their stories and thanked them for helping to feed fellow Kentuckians.
click to download audioFollowing his remarks, Commissioner Quarles and Trigg County Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander presented certificates recognizing 68 multi-generation farms in Trigg County.
During the awards ceremony, Pennyrile Electric was named Trigg County Agribusiness of the Year. Willie Wilson was named Friend of Agriculture. Tyler Freeman, Cooper Long, Heidi Hite, and Sarah Sink were named Outstanding Youth In Agriculture.
And Judge-Executive Hollis Alexander recognized retired Trigg County Agriculture Teachers James Ladd and Daniel Haile who were recognized in 2019 as Agriculture Teachers That Changes Lives at the Kentucky FFA Convention.