Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Agricultural Development Board

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 03, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Wayne Mattingly, of Owensboro, and reappointed Wayne Hunt, of Herndon, and Vickie Yates Brown, of Louisville, to the Agricultural Development Board.

Mattingly is an agriculture loan officer for Independence Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree and his master’s degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky.  He is a member of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, the Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Daviess County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, Daviess County 4-H Council, the Daviess County Cooperative Extension District Board, the Owensboro Biotech Alliance and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Alumni Association.  He is married to Doris Mattingly.

Hunt is in agri-business and is employed by Agri-Chem, Inc. He is a six-year veteran to the board and represents active farmers.

Brown is an attorney with Greenbaum, Doll, and McDonald. She received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College and her juris doctorate from the University of Kentucky. She has served on the board since 2001 and represents attorneys with farm experience and familiarity with agricultural policy.

The Agricultural Development Board is made up of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the governor. The board was created in 2000 and serves to distribute 50 percent of the states monies received from the Master Settlement Agreement for the general purpose of agricultural development within the commonwealth. The board invests these funds into innovative proposals to increase net farm income and effect tobacco farmers, tobacco-impacted communities and agriculture across the state by stimulating markets for Kentucky agricultural products, finding new ways to add value to Kentucky agricultural products and exploring new opportunities for Kentucky farms.