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Kentucky

Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) works with Kentucky agricultural producers and companies to help them export their agricultural commodities and products. KDA provides export assistance through identification of trade leads, market research, registration of products, and other services. KDA also works closely with contacts in the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to assist companies looking to export.

As a SUSTA member, KDA assists companies by coordinating educational outreach seminars and participating in international trade shows and trade missions.

Kentucky Proud is the official state marketing program for agricultural products. Approved Kentucky Proud members may apply for KDA marketing grants, buy promotional items at cost, display the Kentucky Proud logo, and take advantage of many more member benefits.


Kentucky Department of Agriculture

105 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Website

Hon. Ryan F. Quarles, Commissioner
(502) 573-0450
Fax (502) 573-0046
Email

Tim Hughes, Senior Trade Advisor
(502) 782-9265
Email


Office of Agricultural Marketing

111 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Website

Melanie Blandford McPartlin, Executive Director
(502) 573-0282
Email

Jonathan Van Balen, Import/Export Advisor
(502) 782-4132
Email

Kentucky Proud


Connecting Kentucky Across Continents (9/23/2020 webinar)

During this webinar, learn about the opportunities available to Kentucky food/beverage/horticulture and agriculture companies that want to expand internationally. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is a proud member of the Southern U.S. Trade Association. Join us to see if your firm can benefit from the USDA export assistance programs and other services offered by KDA, SUSTA, and the HKTDC

Hear from:
Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles
Southern U.S. Trade Association (Presentation PDF)
Dippin' Dots, Kentucky exporter
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Presentation PDF)


Watch the SUSTA & Kentucky Department of Agriculture Video: