Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Members to the Agriculture Water Quality Authority

Press Release Date:  Monday, February 05, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed three members to the Agriculture Water Quality Authority.

Dr. Stephen R. Workman, of Lexington, is an associate professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Kentucky.  Workman received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in agricultural engineering from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in biological and agricultural engineering from North Carolina State University.  He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

Michael D. Hubbs, of Lexington, is the state conservationist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Hubbs received a bachelor’s degree in plant and soil science from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in agronomy and soils from Auburn University.  He is a member of the Soil Water Conservation Society and the Agronomy Society of America.  He is married to Teresa Diane Hubbs.

Kevin R. Jeffries, of Crestwood, is a farm owner.  Jeffries received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Kentucky.  He is vice-chairman of the Oldham County Planning and Zoning Commission, president of the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and a supervisor of the Oldham County Conservation District.

The Agriculture Water Quality Authority promotes best management practices to protect the waters of the Commonwealth from adverse impacts of agriculture operations within the state.  The authority provides advice to the Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet on agriculture and water quality issues.