USDA Offices in Kentucky Celebrate 150th Anniversary
Gov. Beshear signs proclamation commemorating the occasion.
On May 29th, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear was joined by federal and state officials in the Governor’s office for the ceremonial signing of a proclamation celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the signing, the USDA agencies hosted a reception in the Kentucky State Office in Lexington for staff and USDA partners.
Lexington is home to Kentucky’s state USDA offices for the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Rural Development. Kentucky has USDA Service Centers throughout the state to assist farmers and rural communities.
The following individuals attended Governor Steve Beshear’s signing of the proclamation celebrating the 150 year anniversary of the USDA (from left to right): James Wilson, general field representative, Rural Utilities Service; Tom Fern, state director, Rural Development; Leland Brown, director, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Frank R. Beum, forest supervisor, Daniel Boone National Forest; Karen Woodrich, state conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service; John W. McCauley, state executive director, Farm Service Agency; and Roger Thomas, executive director, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy.