Secretary Goodman joined the Kentucky Corn Growers Association and the Kentucky Soybean Association in their recent Grain Tour throughout western Kentucky. On the tour Secretary Goodman, Deputy Secretary John Lyons, Deputy Commissioner Amanda Lefever and Executive Advisor Anne Marie Franklin visited six farms within the region where they observed the implementation of innovative agriculture practices that allowed for outstanding environmental stewardship. The group also visited the Commonwealth Agri-Energy plant where they were able to share insight on the energy byproducts from corn grown within the region. Attendees consisted of Kentucky Corn and Soybean Association members and local small grains producers.
During a reception at the Hardin County Cooperative Extension Office, Secretary Goodman held an open discussion with producers and industry leaders as well as specialists from the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment regarding current cabinet policies and regulations. Moving forward, the EEC team is working to better serve the industry through permitting, guidance and resources.