Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development (LAND)

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers have aligned to leverage agricultural resources of the Commonwealth with the state’s robust manufacturing industry.  This forum is intended to bolster existing collaboration between agriculture and manufacturing to develop and expand upon the existing supply chain for agricultural product to the manufacturing sector.  These opportunities will be highlighted in a series of regional meetings strategically selected to focus on the ability to best blend synergies within each region.  The LAND (Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development) forums are intended for manufacturers, agricultural leaders, economic development professionals, local and state officials, academia, and other stakeholders.


This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

September 26, 2018
Jeptha Creed Distillery
500 Gordon Lane
Shelbyville, KY 40065

10:30   – 10:45 am          Networking

10:45   – 11:15 am           Greetings from hosts and sponsors

  • Serving Manufacturers – Lee Lingo – Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
  • Economic Growth through Agriculture & Manufacturing – Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles

11:15 am – 12:00 pm      Manufacturing Panel – Making Things, KY Agriculture’s Role

12:00 – 12:30 pm              Kentucky Proud® Lunch catered by Volare Restaurant and remarks by Executive Chef, Josh Moore of Louisville –

12:30 – 1:15 pm                Agricultural Producers Panel – Growing the Goods for Others

1:15 – 1:30 pm  Remaining Questions & Closing Comments

Sponsors for the Event:
Kentucky Proud through the financial support of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund

Jeptha Creed Distillery, Shelby County Farm Bureau, Shelby County Industrial Foundation, Shelby County Associated Industries, Pegasus Industries & Packaging, Citizens Union Bank, and Commonwealth Bank & Trust



Wednesday, September 26, 2018
10:30 am – 1:30 pm


Jeptha Creed Distillery
500 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville, KY 40065


Registration is closed for this event.