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.

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

Agenda

All agendas are subject to change. Please check back for the latest agendas for each event.

September 14, 2021

Gallrein Farms

1029 Vigo Road, Shelbyville, KY 40065

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

10:30-11:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

                                “Serving Manufacturers”

Ms. Melissa Aguilar-Southard, Member Relations Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

                               “Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:00-12:00 p.m. Morning Panel

Mr. Ed Gallrein, Gallrein Farms

Mr. Mike Krol, American Wood Fibers

Ms. Melissa Ballard, Bluegrass Beef

Mr. David Ochoa, Bluegrass Superior Foods

Ms. Olivia Moore, Kentucky FFA Star in Agribusiness

12:00-12:45 p.m. Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by TBD

12:45-1:30 p.m.  Afternoon Panel

Southern United States Trade Association

Mr. Kyle Stone, Danimer Scientific

Ms. Alex Gravett, Kismet Farm

Mr. Charlie Jeffries, Bagdad Roller Mills

Mr. Michael Moore, Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

1:30-1:45 p.m.     Closing Remarks

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

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 Cooperative
Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation

July 14, 2021
Western Kentucky University Agricultural Exposition Center
406 Elrod RD
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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”

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:15-12:00 p.m. – Manufacturer’s Panel

Ms. Piroska Szalay, Plant Manager, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc.

Ms. Peg Hays, President, Casey Jones Distillery

Mr. Tommy Steele, Hardwood Purchaser, Woodcraft Industries

Mr. Drew Rogers, Owner, Bluegrass Vineyard

12:00-1:30 p.m.  Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by TBD

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

Mr. Crandal Barrow, Barren River FFA Regional Star Farmer

Mr. Randy Mann, Owner, Seldom Rest Farms

Mr. Matt Reynolds, Owner, Bare Roots Gardens

Mr. Jeff Downing, Owner, Downing Cattle Company

Mr. Willis Shrock, Owner, J.D. Country Milk

1:15-1:30 p.m.  – Closing Remarks

1:45-2:45 p.m. – Optional Tour of WKU Farm

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

August 5, 2021
Beck’s Hybrids
5741 Airline RD
Henderson, KY 42420

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Networking

10:30-11:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Lee Lingo, Executive Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:00-11:15 a.m. – Youth in Leadership

                    “Effective Use of Parliamentary Procedure While Conducting Business Meetings”

                                          Henderson County, Kentucky, FFA

11:15-12:00 p.m. – Morning Panel

                                Mr. Kyle Lancaster, L. Hust Farms

Mr. Reid Shan & Mr. Mark Schmitt, Beck’s Hybrids

Nathaniel Keith, Production Farm Manager, Cal-Maine Foods

Mr. Brandon Hunt, Hunt Farms

12:00-12:30 p.m. –  Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by Hometown Roots

12:30-1:15 p.m. – Afternoon Panel

Ms. McKaylah Hillard, Green River Region FFA Star Farmer

Mr. Rod Keugel, Owner, Beef & Bacon Custom Processing

Dr. Katy Groves-Mussat & Mr. Hubert Mussat, Owners, Farmer & Frenchman Winery

Mr. Jerry O’Bryan, Owner, O’Bryan Farms

1:15-1:30 p.m. – Closing Remarks

1:45-3:00 p.m. – Optional Tour of Beck’s Hybrids Research Plots

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

August 12, 2021
Maysville Community & Technical College
1755 U.S. 68 Business
Maysville, KY 41056

10:15-10:30 a.m. – Networking

10:30-11:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks

“Serving Manufacturers”

Melissa Aguilar-Southard, Member Relations Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

“Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:15-12:00 p.m. – Manufacturer’s Panel

Mr. Andy Holloway, Log Procurement Assistant Manager, Independent Stave/Morehead Wood Products

Ms. Jennifer Meadows, Owner, Rip’s Farm Center

Dr. Dinah Bird, Baker-Bird Winery

Mr. Jeff Tapp, Quality Assurance Manager, Winchester Farms Dairy

12:00-1:30 p.m. – Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by Conniejo’s Cafe

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

Ms. Campbell Johnson, Licking River Region FFA Star Farmer

Dr. Jennifer Myka, Owner, Free Radical Ranch

Mr. Charlie Masters, Owner, Masters Acres

Mr. Ben Furnish, Owner, Furnwood Farms

1:15-1:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks

Many thanks to the sponsors of this event!

September 9, 2021

University of Kentucky Robinson Center

130 Robinson Road, Jackson, KY 41339
*Masks will be required for attendees*

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

10:30-11:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

                                “Serving Manufacturers”

Ms. Melissa Aguilar-Southard, Member Relations Director, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

                                “Economic Growth through Agriculture and Manufacturing”

Dr. Ryan Quarles, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

11:00-12:00 p.m. Morning Panel

Meet the 2019 KY FFA State Star in Agribusiness, Matt Rowlette

Ms. Heather and Mr. Reed Graham, Owners, Holly Creek Farms

Ms. Vickie Crabtree, Owner, Positive Attraction Soaps

Dr. Patrick Angel, President, Southeast Kentucky Sheep Producers Association

12:00-12:30 pm    Kentucky Proud® Lunch Catered by TBD

12:30-1:30 p.m.   Afternoon Panel

Southern United States Trade Association

Ms. Kate Stone, Owner, Stone Gully

Dr. Robin Mason, Owner, Tree of the Field

Mr. Tom Deflippo, H&S Lumber

Mr. Chad Niman, Primary Forest Products Specialist, University of Kentucky Department of Forestry & Natural Resources

Ms. Maryann Hall, PA-C, & Mr. Tony Maddox, Co-owners, Solid Rock Whitetails

1:30-1:45 p.m.      Closing Remarks

2:00-3:00 p.m.      Hands-on activity – Assembling your own solid wood cutting board (limited to 20 guests)

 

LOCATIONS

July 14, 2021
Western Kentucky University Agricultural Exposition Center
406 Elrod Road, Bowling Green, KY
Watch a recording of the Bowling Green event here.

August 5, 2021
Beck’s Hybrid’s
5741 Airline Rd, Henderson, KY
Watch a recording of the Henderson event here.

August 12, 2021
Maysville Community and Technical College
1755 U.S. 68 Business, Maysville, KY
Watch a recording of the Maysville event here.

September 9, 2021
Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability
130 Robinson Road, Jackson KY
Watch a recording of the first part of the Jackson event here. Unfortunately, the afternoon session recording was damaged and will not be available.
A copy of the presentation slideshow can be found here.

September 14, 2021
Gallrein Farms
1029 Vigo Road, Shelbyville, KY
Watch a recording of the Shelbyville event here.

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