Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Governor Fletcher Thanks Task Force on the Future of Agriculture
Frankfort, Ky. - Governor Ernie Fletcher spoke today at the fourth meeting of the Kentucky Agricultural Council’s Task Force on the Future of Agriculture. He thanked all of the organizations for taking on the challenge he presented to them at his Summit on Agriculture in March.
“I am proud of the progress that the Task Force on the Future of Agriculture is making,” said Governor Fletcher. “The Kentucky Agriculture Council has made this an open process by encompassing all organizations in agriculture. By doing this, we set the stage for a successful strategic plan to move Kentucky agriculture into the future.”
The Kentucky Agricultural Council was asked to take the lead in the efforts for developing the strategic plan for agriculture with Dr. Tony Brannon, Dean of Murray State University School of Agriculture as Chair. There are a total of forty-eight organizations made up of agricultural organizations, colleges and universities, and government agencies related to agriculture participating on the Task Force.
The Task Force has held four meetings at various locations across the state where they have identified, created, and refined strategies, strategy statements, key actions, and benchmarks submitted by the forty-eight organizations. The next steps in the process will include releasing a draft plan for public comment and hosting regional public forums between September 10 and October 15 to obtain public input.
When released, the draft plan will be found at www.kyagcouncil.org.