Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) has announced that registration for the 2013 GOAP Conference is now open. The conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green.

 

"This event brings together agricultural leaders and others to exchange ideas and learn about opportunities created by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation loan programs," said Roger Thomas, GOAP executive director. "This year, we are excited to incorporate the Tobacco Settlement Fund Legislative Oversight Committee into our day, so the agriculture community can witness a legislative committee meeting first hand. We also are excited to welcome USDA Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse as our keynote speaker."

In addition to the oversight committee and Deputy Secretary Scuse, the conference includes a tradeshow; Kentucky product samples; policy and program updates; and an awards luncheon recognizing those who have exemplified outstanding leadership through the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and its programs.

The early registration deadline for the 2013 GOAP Conference is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Early registration is $40 per person. The cost to those registering after Sept. 6 is $55 per person.

Printable registration forms and online registration are available at http://agpolicy.ky.gov (click on "2013 GOAP Conference") or by calling Sandra Gardner at (502) 782-1759. For more event information, contact Angela Blank at (502) 782-1769.