quarles ag commissionerFRANKFORT, Ky. (1/10/19) — Conservative agriculture leader Ryan Quarles filed paperwork today in Frankfort to seek a second term as Commissioner of Agriculture for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Quarles began his term as Agriculture Commissioner in 2016 and served as the youngest statewide elected official in the nation.

“I am looking forward to hitting the campaign trail and putting the tailgate down on farm trucks across the Commonwealth to discuss the successes the agriculture community has achieved over the last three years and how we continue to move agriculture the 21st century,” Quarles said. “We’re going to take our positive farm-tested, field ready message to the people and continue to work to make not only our farmers, but all the people of Kentucky proud.”

Quarles was joined by two of the most prominent agriculture leaders in Kentucky, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Paul Hornback of Shelbyville and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Richard Heath of Mayfield. Hornback and Heath witnessed Quarles’ election filing and signed his paperwork, signaling Quarles’ broad support among Kentucky’s agriculture community.

“Since my election in 2015, I have put Kentucky family farms first, whether it has been fighting Obama-era regulations like WOTUS and working to take Kentucky’s industrial hemp program to new heights, or working to maintain free and fair agricultural trade,” Quarles said. 

Elected in 2015 as Commissioner of Agriculture with 60% of the vote, Quarles is a native of Scott County and comes from a 9th generation farm family that has lived in central Kentucky for more than 200 years.

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