Energy and Environment Secretary Charles G. Snavely traversed the state on a series of farm tours July 6-7, visiting farms in Shelbyville, Hodgenville, Maceo and Hopkinsville. The tour was hosted by the Kentucky Soybean Board, in conjunction with the Kentucky Corn Growers and Kentucky Small Grain Council.
Sec. Snavely first visited a Shelbyville farm owned by Philip McCoun. The farmer raises soybeans, corn, canola, hay, and wheat. He also raises beef cattle and has some sheep. Snavely then went to Fresh Start Farms in Hodgenville owned by Ryan Bivens. He also visited Gavilon Grain in Maceo, near Owensboro, where he learned about grain storage export. The last stop on the tour was Sisk Farms near Hopkinsville owned by farmer Joe Sisk. Representatives from several Hopkinsville-area agribusinesses joined the Secretary and his wife for lunch at Sisk’s home.