We Are Kentucky Ag

Connect with your colleagues and make a positive change for Kentucky agriculture.  

If you are interested in joining, please don't hesitate to contact us at 855-921-2625 or email kyagcouncil@gmail.com.


About the Kentucky Agricultural Council

The KAC is an umbrella group representing all sectors of Kentucky Agriculture. Its 50+ members include non-profit organizations, trade associations, commodity groups, state and federal agencies, and institutions of higher education — all interested in the advancement and development of Kentucky agriculture. KAC works to:

  • Plan programs for its members and disseminate information that creates an understanding and appreciation of Kentucky agriculture. 
  • Serve as liaison between private and public agricultural organizations, the Commissioner of Agriculture, the Governor, and the legislature to develop and effectively utilize our agricultural resources.

Strategic Roadmap for Kentucky Agriculture: 2025-2030

In 2006, KAC responded to the Governor Ernie Fletcher’s call and assumed a leadership role in planning to help increase net farm income and to improve the quality of life in rural Kentucky, resulting in the publication of A Pathway for Kentucky's Agriculture and its Rural Communities: 2007 to 2012 Strategic Plan. A second plan followed for 2013-2018: Connecting Strategies to Better Kentucky’s Agricultural Economy and Rural Communities. Today, the KAC continues to work on behalf of Kentucky’s agricultural community and is facilitating discussion to develop the next Strategic Roadmap for Kentucky Agriculture: 2025-2030, to be unveiled in November 2024.

Kentucky Food and Farm Files is a joint project of our partners
to share the most up-to-date agriculture facts, farmer profiles,
programs, and issues that affect our farming success. 

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KAC Member Meetings

Ag Community Events Calendar

    If you want to add an event to our calendar, please email kyagcouncil@gmail.com.

     

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    Executive Committee

    Chair - Tony Brannon, WAVE River Counties Ag Initiative

    Vice Chair - Niki Ellis, Ky Pork Producers

    Treasurer - Tod Griffin, Agribusiness Association of Kentucky

    Executive Secretary - Jennifer Elwell, Ky Agriculture and Environment in the Classroom

    Past Chair - Drew Graham, Ky Farm Bureau

    Member Directors

    Laura Knoth, Ky Corn Growers Assn

    Nikki Whitaker, Ky Cattlemen's Assn

    Mark Barker, Farm Credit Mid-America

    Joe Cain, Burley and Dark-Fair Tobacco Growers Assn

    Sarah Coleman, Ky Horse Council

    Ex-Officio Directors

    Dr. Nancy Cox, University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

    Warren Beeler, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

    "Kentucky Agricultural Council" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
    Administrative Address: PO Box 722, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
    Official Address: 105 Corporate Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601

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