Thursday under sunny skies agricultural commissioner Ryan Quarles visited Glasgow, to help promote agriculturally inspired license plates for the betterment of agricultural organizations serving local youth.
Barren County Clerk Helena Birdwell who describes herself as a proud farmer’s daughter is eager to prompt the agriculture Kentucky License plates.
“We want citizens and farmers to know the money spent on this plate comes back to the county,” Birdwell said.
One-third goes to FFA, and the other third goes to 4-H.
“Kentucky has always been agriculturally strong, and Barren County is the number one agricultural county,” Quarles said.
He also spoke of his own roots in Kentucky agriculture, and his beginnings in ag organizations.
“I gave my first speech as a 4-H Clover Bud. I was part of 4-H and FFA. You are so fortunate to have two youth development organizations that help turn students into leaders,” Quarles said.
Local students involved in FFA and 4-H were present. Quarles encourage them to seek out careers in agriculture.