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Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

About Us

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture works to assist Kentucky companies and producers to export their agricultural commodities and value-added products around the world. Along with other External Organizations, we are available to point to Technical Expertise & Tools, link up Financial Assistance, foster Networking Opportunities, and assist with Market Research.


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Rep/Contact Info

Dr. Emma Adam
Equine Outreach Veterinarian
  • Phone: 859-218-1089
Melanie Blandford
Executive Director
  • Phone: 502-782-9250
Renee Carrico
Program Manager, Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy
Dana Feldman
Exe. Dir. for Office of Consumer & Environmental Services
  • Phone: (502) 782-9207
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Mr. Timothy Dean Hughes
Senior Trade Advisor
  • Phone: (502) 782-9265
Saxon Marvin
SUSTA Intern
Ryan Quarles
  • Phone: (859) 475-1934
Keith Rogers
Chief of Staff
  • Phone: 502-782-9250
Sean Southard
Director of Communications
  • Phone: 502-782-9253
Jonathan Van Balen
Import/Export Advisor
  • Phone: (502) 782-4132