You’re cordially invited to attend our upcoming Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon on Tuesday, November 6th.
We are excited to have Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, Ryan Quarles as our guest speaker.
Ryan Quarles was elected Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture in 2015. Under his leadership, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) started several new programs, including initiatives to combat hunger and connect Kentucky farmers to new markets.
Prior to serving as Commissioner of Agriculture, Quarles represented Scott, Owen, and Fayette counties for three terms in the Kentucky General Assembly.
In 2006, Quarles graduated from the University of Kentucky with three undergraduate majors and two graduate degrees. In 2008, he was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard University, where he studied higher education, government, and law. After graduating with a Master’s degree in higher education, he returned home to finish his last year of law school at the University of Kentucky. In 2018, he graduated from Vanderbilt University with his doctorate in higher education.
Ryan grew up on his family’s farm in Scott County, coming from a family that has lived in central Kentucky for over 200 years. At the age of 34, Commissioner Quarles is the youngest statewide elected official in the country.
We will also be hosting our 7th Annual Kentucky Proud Expo before and after our November luncheon to highlight Pulaski County “Kentucky Proud” vendors and the products they make here in our community.
All of our invited Kentucky Proud vendors will be selling their products, so please consider bringing a few extra dollars to spend and support these great local businesses.
BUSINESSES THAT WILL BE ATTENDING THIS YEAR INCLUDE:
Cabin Hollow Metal Art
Cundiff Red Angus
Expressions Tea & Gifts
Gator Made, Inc.
Jarfly Brewing Company
Joyce’s Specialty Handmade Soaps & More
Kentucky Green Living Fair
Kentucky / Tennessee Red Angus Assn.
The Market On Main
Tap on Main Brewing Co.
Pottery By Mehg
Pulaski County Cattlemen’s Association
Pulaski County Livestock Club
Somerset Farmers Market
Sustainable Harvest Farm
Wilson’s Cedar Point Farm
More businesses will be listed soon.
As always, our luncheon is located at The Center for Rural Development and will begin at 12:00 (Noon).
Please mark your calendars to attend this event.