Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy
Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Announces Appointments
Frankfort, Ky- Roger Thomas, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) announced two appointments at GOAP: Todd Harp, Senior Project Analyst and Jennifer Hudnall, Project Analyst.
“We value Todd’s knowledge and understanding of GOAP programs and look forward to his leadership in this new role,” said Roger Thomas. “We are also excited to have Jennifer as part of our team. Her ability to work with farm families and youth will be invaluable to GOAP as we strive to provide the best possible service for our agriculture communities across the Commonwealth.”
Todd Harp was originally appointed to GOAP in May 2006 as a Project Analyst. In Todd’s new roll as Senior Project Analyst he will serve as coordinator of project analysts’ activities and work to further the overall initiatives of GOAP. Todd was a former agriculture teacher at Harrison County High School where he was also an FFA Advisor. He is native to Harrison County where he lived on a dairy and beef cattle farm with his family. Todd graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with an A.S. in Livestock Production and a B.S. in Animal Science. After completing the manager trainee program at Southern States Todd went on to get his teaching certificate in Vocational Agriculture and his M.A. in Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. Todd resides in Bourbon County on a small farm where he owns a commercial goat dairy and raises Paint Horses.
Jennifer Hudnall was appointed to GOAP on August 18, 2008. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture Education. Upon graduation, Jennifer worked in sales for Turner Seed Company, a wholesale seed and agriculture supply distributor in Winchester, Kentucky. She most recently has worked for the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service as County Extension Agent for 4-H and Youth Development in Franklin County. Jennifer is native to Scott County where she grew up on a farm that raised tobacco and hay. Alongside her husband and daughter, she continues her family’s hay operation at her residence in Scott County. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at the University Of Kentucky College Of Agriculture in Community Leadership Development.
The Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy provides a direct link between Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and one of Kentucky’s most important industries, agriculture. GOAP administers the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (Phase I), the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation, and the Kentucky Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (KCADE). GOAP is committed to providing leadership to develop and implement agricultural development policies, and represents Kentucky’s interests as national policy is developed which results in a brighter future for the Commonwealth.
For more information on GOAP visit our website at http://agpolicy.ky.gov.