Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development (LAND)

*COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the restriction on mass gatherings, the first five LAND Forums have been moved to a virtual setting. KAM and the KDA are working diligently to provide a great virtual experience for our presenters and participants alike. If you have any questions about the online events, please contact Tim Hughes.

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.
Registration links for individual events can be found at the bottom of each individual agenda.

Agenda

This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

Links and login information for the virtual events will be distributed to registrants via email before the event.

August 18, 2020
This event has been changed to a Virtual Format

9:30-9:45 a.m. ET Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

9:45-11:00 a.m. Remarks by Stakeholders from the Region’s Agriculture

Dr. Liz Koutsos, President & CEO, Enviroflight, https://www.enviroflight.net

Rachel DesRochers, CEO, Grateful Graham’s & Founder/Director, Incubator Kitchen Collective, www.racheldesrochers.com

T.B.D, Schwenke Brothers Farm

David England, Owner, Winding Way Farm, www.dimpleshorsetreats.com

Richard Sparrow, Owner, Fairdale Farm, http://fairdalefarm.com

T.B.D.

11:00-11:30 a.m.   Questions and Open Discussion

11:30-11:45 a.m. Closing Remarks

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

September 10, 2020
University of Kentucky Robinson Center
176 Robinson Road
Jackson, KY 41339

10:15-10:30 a.m. Networking

10:30-11:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director,  Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:15-12:00 p.m. Manufacturer’s Panel

Patricia Philpot, SmartWood, https://www.smartwood.world

Dan McIntyre, President, Jackson Wholesale, http://dev.jacksonwholesale.com

John Foley, CEO, BPM Lumber, http://bpmlumber.com

Representative, Red Bird Mission, Inc., http://rbmission.org

Break – Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by TBD

12:30-1:15 p.m.  Agricultural Producer’s Panel

Tyler Ferguson, Owner, Blessed Ridge Farm, https://www.facebook.com/blessedridgefarm

Greg Dike, Owner, Zhi-ba Shing-ga Yaks, https://www.yakseasttowest.com

Jennifer Hall, Owner, Rustic Charm Farm, rusticcharmfarm@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Cundiff, Owner, Country Garden Greenhouse, https://www.facebook.com/countrygardengreenhouse1

1:15-1:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks

1:45-2:45 p.m.    Woodworking Workshop Sponsored by TBD

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

September 21, 2020
Gallrein Farms
1029 Vigo Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065

Locally Sponsored by:
Shelby County Farm Bureau, Citizens Union Bank, Commonwealth Bank & Trust, Farm Credit Services, Pegasus Industries & Packaging, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Shelby County Cooperative Extension, Shelby Energy, Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation

10:15-10:30 a.m. Networking

10:30-11:15 a.m. Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:15-12:00 p.m. Manufacturer’s Panel

Matt Jamie, Owner, Bourbon Barrel Foods, https://bourbonbarrelfoods.com

T.B.D

T.B.D.

T.B.D.

Break – Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by TBD

12:30-1:15 p.m.  Agricultural Producer’s Panel

Nate Buckler, Owner, Buckler Farms, https://www.facebook.com/bucklerfarms

Mark Roberts, Owner, Pleasure View Farms, LLC, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pleasure-View-Farms/1493551597541660

Terry Rowlett, Owner, Rowlett’s Milkhouse Creamery, LLC, https://www.facebook.com/Rowletts-Milkhouse-Creamery-LLC-610599236019375

Anne Montgomery, Owner, YAGO Farm & Food, LLC, https://www.yagofarm.com

1:15-1:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks

June 18, 2020
Cumberland Region Virtual Forum

WATCH THE FREE RECORDING (must fill out registration form for access)

9:30-9:45 a.m. ET Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

9:45-10:45 a.m.  Remarks by Stakeholders from the Region’s Agriculture

Hagan Wonn, Chief Forester, Kentucky Hardwood Lumber Co., Inc., https://www.somersetwood.com

Barry Welty, Consultant, Caverndale Farms, https://www.caverndalefarms.com

Kyle Turpen, Owner, Summit Meat Processing, https://www.summitmeat.com

Greg Goode, Owner, Goode Family Dairy

James Schaefer, Plant Manager, Truitt Bros., Inc., http://www.truittbros.com

Allison Horseman, Partner, The Lavender Farm at Woodstock, https://www.facebook.com/kylavender

Jerod Smith, Brand Ambassador, Wilderness Trail Distillery, https://wildernesstraildistillery.com

 Joel Wilson, Owner, Wilson’s Cedar Point Farm, http://www.wilsonscedarpointfarm.com

T.B.D., Cobb-Vantress, https://www.cobb-vantress.com

10:45-11:15 a.m. Questions and Open Discussion

11:15-11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

June 23, 2020
Lincoln Trail Region Virtual Forum

WATCH THE FREE RECORDING (must fill out registration form for access)

9:30-9:45 a.m. ET Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

9:45-10:45 a.m.  Remarks by Stakeholders from the Region’s Agriculture

Andy Bishop, Owner, Fairfield Farms Angus, https://www.facebook.com/pg/FairfieldFarmsAngus

Allison Porteus, Partner, Boone’s Butcher Shop, www.boonesbutchershop.com

Aaron Reding, Managing Partner, Homestead Family Farms, http://homesteadfamilyfarms.net/index.html

Michael Elder, Vice President of Sales, Blend Pak, www.blendpak.com

Jeremy Hinton, Owner, Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market, https://hintonsorchard.com/

Dylan Caldwell, Yard Supervisor, Independent Stave-Kentucky Cooperage, https://www.iscbarrels.com

Conor O’Driscoll, Master Distiller, Heaven Hill Distillery, https://www.heavenhill.com

Matt Jamie, Owner, Bourbon Barrel Foods, https://bourbonbarrelfoods.com

Denise Jones, Partner, Coleman Crest Dairy, http://colemancrestdairy.com

10:45-11:15 a.m. Questions and Open Discussion

11:15-11:30 a.m. Closing Remarks

 

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

July 7, 2020
THE GRAYSON EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A VIRTUAL SETTING.

9:30-9:45 a.m. ET – Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

9:45-11:00 a.m. – Remarks by Stakeholders from the Region’s Agriculture & Manufacturing Industries

Chester Griffith, Owner, Griffith Family Farm, https://www.facebook.com/pg/GriffithFamilyFarm

Jeff Salyer, Plant Manager, Smithfield, http://www.smithfield.com

Madison Blair, Greenup County FFA Member

Hannah McGlone, Owner, Kee’s Farm Service and Supply, https://www.facebook.com/KeesFarmServiceLlc

Larry Farmer, Buyer of Standing Timber, Graf Brothers, https://grafbro.com

Karen Hogsten, Owner, Wild Paint Cut Flowers, https://wildpaintcutflowers.com

Matt Gosnell, V.P. Development, APPHarvest, https://www.appharvest.com

Nathaniel Bentz, Greenup County FFA Member

T.B.D., Agricultural Manufacturer

Chelsey Mayes, Owner, Mayes Farms Goat Milk Products, https://www.facebook.com/pg/maysefarmsgoatmilkproducts

T.B.D., Agricultural Manufacturer

11:00-11:30 a.m. – Questions and Open Discussion

11:30-11:45 a.m. – Closing Remarks

July 31, 2020
This event has changed to a Virtual Format

9:30-9:45 a.m. CDT Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

9:45-11:00a.m. Remarks by Stakeholders from the Region’s Agriculture

Heather Davis, Owner, Eric Howell Grain Farms, http://www.ehgrain.com

David Fields, Owner, Lake City Fish & Caviar, LLC, http://americasbestcaviar.com

Peg Hays, President, Casey Jones Distillery, www.caseyjonesdistillery.com

Jerry Wyatt, Owner, KY Hydro Farm, LLC., https://squareup.com/store/ky-hydro-farm-llc

Ken Allen, Plant Manager, TreeHouse Foods Inc., www.treehousefoods.com

Keith Lowry, Owner, Lowry Farms, https://www.facebook.com/lowryfarmsinc

Nick Smith, Owner, Off the Hoof Meats & Deli, https://www.facebook.com/pg/Offthehoofinc

Tom Wood, Wood Procurement Manager,  Phoenix Paper, www.phoenixpaper.com

Savannah Pittman, FFA Shark Tank Entrepreneurship State Champion, Calloway County FFA,

Mr. Steve Dunning, Owner, Dunning Land Co.

11:00-11:30 a.m.    Questions and Open Discussion

11:30-11:45 a.m.    Closing Remarks

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

July 30, 2020
This event has been changed to a Virtual Format

9:30-9:45 a.m. CDT Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Warren Beeler, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

9:45-11:00 a.m. Remarks from Stakeholders from the Region’s Agriculture

Sam Halcomb, Production Manager, Walnut Grove Farms, http://www.walnutgrovefarms.com

Janet Dennison, Owner, Mammoth Cave Transplants, www.mammothcavetransplants.net

Gavin Christ, Safety Administrator, Dunaway Timber, www.dunawaytimber.com

Scott A. Raubenstine, Vice President of Agricultural Services, Perdue AgriBusiness, https://www.perdueagribusiness.com

John Wright, Executive Vice President, Owensboro Grain, https://owensborograin.com

Danielle Hayden, Owner, Hayden Farms, www.haydenfarms.org

Eric Goan, Director, Technical Services, Bluegrass Dairy & Food, https://www.bluegrassingredients.com 

Darren Luttrell, Owner, Luttrell Farms, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Luttrell-Farms/169046329777677

Konnor Mason, Barren River Region FFA Star Farmer, South Warren FFA 

Carl Chaney, Owner, Chaney’s Dairy Barn, https://www.chaneysdairybarn.com

11:00-11:30  a.m. Questions and Open Discussion

11:30-11:45 a.m.    Closing Remarks

 

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

LOCATIONS

June 18, 2020
Cumberland Region Virtual Forum
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June 23, 2020
Lincoln Trail Region Virtual Forum
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July 7, 2020
Northeast KY Region Virtual Forum
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July 30, 2020
Mammoth Cave-Green River Region Virtual Forum
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July 31, 2020
Pennyrile-Purchase Region Virtual Forum
WATCH THE RECORDING

August 18, 2020
Northern Kentucky Region Virtual Forum

September 10, 2020
Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability
176 Robinson Road
Jackson, KY 41339

September 21, 2020
Gallrein Farms
1029 Vigo Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065