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Milk Commission, Kentucky

Authority: KRS 260.662
Status: Inactive
Inactive Reason: EO 2017-0715
Term: 4 years
Chair: The Commissioner of Agriculture, or the Commissioner's designee shall serve as Chair
Description: To provide oversight in working to stabilize and improve the dairy industry in KY from production to processing and distribution, and to assure the KY consumers have an adequate supply of fresh wholesome milk and dairy products.
Composition: Thirteen (13) members: The Commissioner of Agriculture, or the Commissioner's designee, who shall serve as Chair; Four nonvoting members: President of the KY Farm Bureau or designee, Director of the Division of Public Health Protection and Safety in CHFS, or designee; Director of the UK Agriculture Experiment Station or designee, A representative of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council (KDDC) designated by the KDDC; and eight (8) Voting members appointed by the Governor, who shall be residents of the state; Two (2) milk producers who are actively and principally engaged in dairy farming in KY ( one shall be an independent milk producer who is not affiliated with a cooperative and is not associated with the milk processor rep., and the other milk producer member may be an independent or cooperative milk producer who is not affiliated with the milk processor rep or the coop. rep); One (1) milk processor or a designee of the processor; One (1) retailer; Two (2) consumers; One (1) employee representative of a milk marketing agency or dairy cooperative; and One (1) representative of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services who has experience in the administration of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: The commission shall meet quarterly, or at the call of the chair or a majority of the voting members.
Number of Members: 13
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Kentucky Department of Agriculture 32 Fountain Place
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502)-564-4696
Fax: (502)-564-2133


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Bernal, Fabian Y12/4/20158/1/2019Member; Milk marketing agency or dairy cooperative rep.Scott
Chandler, Michael Ray10/10/20128/1/2016Member; Milk processors repPulaski
Christ, William L Sr.8/1/20138/1/2017Member; milk producers representativeFayette
Fay, John P.10/10/20128/1/2016Member; consumers representativeMason
Hawkins, Fran 8/28/20148/1/2018Member; CFHS RepFranklin
McCloskey, Bill 12/4/20158/1/2019Member; Consumer RepNelson
Neumann, James A.8/28/20148/1/2018Member; Retailers RepJefferson
Sidebottom, Jim 1/17/20148/1/2017Member; Milk producers representativeGreen
Quarles, Commissioner Ryan Ex-Officio
Haney, Mark 
Horseman, Ron 
Bennett, Rick

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