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Kentucky Horse Council Announces May KENA Speaker: Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner

04/27/2016 12:35 PM | Anonymous



Kentucky Horse Council
Katy Ross
Executive Director
(859) 367-0509


Lexington, KY (April 27, 2016) - The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the speaker for the May Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) meeting. Ryan Quarles, the Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner, will speak at the May 17 dinner presented by Neogen Corporation. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 PM, followed by dinner with the main speakers from 6-8 PM. The dinner will be held at the Fasig-Tipton dining room.

The group, focused on the Kentucky thoroughbred, sport, and pleasure horse community, is charged with the mission of providing an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all disciplines. KENA, which is organized by the Kentucky Horse Council and supported by the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Program, provides the opportunity for attendees to share ideas, business strategies and knowledge, and to obtain up-to-date information on horse and farm management.

May's speaker will be Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. Mr. Quarles grew up on his family's farm in Scott County, with a family that has lived in central Kentucky for over 200 years. Mr. Quarles completed three undergraduate majors and two graduate degrees in just four years at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 2006. In 2009, he graduated from Harvard with a master's degree in higher education before moving back to Kentucky to finish his last year of law school. Returning to Kentucky Mr. Quarles was elected to the Kentucky general assembly in 2010, representing Scott, Owen and Fayette counties. Mr. Quarles has served as the vice-chairman of the house judiciary committee, and served on the agriculture committee, the tobacco master settlement oversight committee, and the banking and insurance committee. Mr. Quarles continues to help on the family farm in Scott County. However now, Mr. Quarles is embarking on a new course - that of Kentucky's newly-elected commissioner of agriculture.

The May 17 dinner is presented by Neogen Corporation. Neogen's Animal Safety Division manufactures and markets a complete line of diagnostics, veterinary instruments, veterinary pharmaceuticals, therapeutic supplements, disinfectants, and rodenticides. Neogen's family of Animal Safety products and services are trusted, valued and supported by veterinarians, retailers, and animal lovers.

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association welcomes all Kentucky horse owners, professionals and enthusiasts to attend the February 16 event. For details and reservations,

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL - The Kentucky Horse Council is a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated, through education and leadership, to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community. The Kentucky Horse Council provides educational programs and information, outreach and communication to Kentucky horse owners and enthusiasts, equine professional networking opportunities, trail riding advocacy, health and welfare programs, and personal liability insurance and other membership benefits. The specialty Kentucky Horse Council license plate, featuring a foal lying in the grass, provides the primary source of revenue for KHC programs.

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