|Ag. Commissioner speaks at Salute to Agriculture Breakfast|
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer was at the Bruce Convention Center this morning for the annual Salute to Agriculture Breakfast.
Approximately 200 people packed the Bruce Center for the annual event that’s been held at the less spacious Ag Extension Office in the past. Commissioner Comer spent much of his time expressing gratitude for the work farmers do in Kentucky.
He says farmers are sometimes wrongfully characterized as not being good caretakers of land and animals and he’d like to see those perceptions drowned out by a message of reality.
The Commissioner did spend some time promoting legislation that would set up regulations to grow industrial hemp in Kentucky if the federal government ever released restrictions. He says there’s a large difference in hemp and marijuana plants and the benefits of hemp far outweigh any drawbacks.
This year’s Farmer of the Year Award went to David Draper. Christian County Livestock is the Agri-Business of the year and Lonnie Meacham took the Friend of Agriculture Award.