quarles 3 14 2017MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/5/19) — Kentucky Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles will serve as guest speaker during the Greater Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce membership gathering this month.

The commissioner will be speaking about endeavors around the state as well as happenings in Muhlenberg County at noon Thursday, Oct. 17 at Central City Convention Center, the Chamber reports.

Quarles was elected as commissioner in 2015, and under his leadership, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture launched several new programs including initiatives to combat hunger and connect Kentucky farmers to new markets.

Quarles is the Republican incumbent in the November Election. He faces Democrat Robert Haley Conway and Libertarian Joshua Gilpin.

He grew up on a farm in Scott County and his family has resided in Kentucky for more than two centuries.

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