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OpEd: Agriculture Commissioner says coronavirus makes clear need for rural broadband

(OpEd By Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles. This piece originally appeared in the June 2020 issue of Kentucky Farm Bureau Magazine.) Across the nation, the coronavirus has highlighted issues in our food supply chain, our reliance on foreign countries for...
Posted On 28 Jun 2020
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Agriculture Commissioner makes campaign stop in Corbin

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles made a campaign stop in Corbin Tuesday. The Republican incumbent is seeking is second term in office. “This is the defacto voice of rural Kentucky,” said the Scott County native who grew up working on a farm growing tobacco and...

Ag commissioner visits Corbin Rotary Club

Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture said last week that the state is well positioned to be even more of an agricultural powerhouse than it is today, provided it continues on a course of diversification and innovation. Ryan Quarles, who was on a re-election tour of sorts,...

Ky. Agriculture Commissioner visits Whitley County

Alternative crops, misconceptions about agriculture and the local food movement were among the topics that Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles addressed during two stops in Whitley County Thursday. Quarles spoke to a group of more than three-dozen people – many of who...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017