Agriculture boards and commissions receive appointments, reappointments

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles has made the following appointments to boards and commissions:

— Appointed Michael Peterson and reappointed Fritz Giesecke to the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board.

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  • Michael Peterson, of Nancy, is a farmer and the president of KNS, Inc. Animal Nutrition. Mr. Peterson shall represent active farmers and will serve for a term expiring July 6, 2025.
  • Fritz Giesecke, of Horse Cave, is a farmer. Mr. Giesecke shall represent the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and will serve for a term expiring July 6, 2025.

— Reappointed to the  Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation:

  • Frank Penn, of Lexington, is a farmer. Mr. Penn shall represent equine farmers and will serve for a term expiring June 26, 2025.
  • Larry Brown Jaggers, of Glendale, is a farmer. Mr. Jaggers shall represent dairy farmers and will serve for a term expiring June 26, 2025.
  • Kenneth Burdine, of Nicholasville, is an agricultural economist at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Burdine shall represent agricultural economists and will serve for a term expiring June 26, 2025.
  • Linda Rumpke, of Bardstown, is a banker. Ms. Rumpke shall represent commercial lending officers and will serve for a term expiring June 26, 2025.