Governor Matt Bevin recently announced that he has appointed Warren Beeler, of Caneyville, to the position of Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy.
Beeler has worked for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for the past 16 years and, most recently, served as Director of Agriculture Policy.
“Warren is a respected agricultural leader known throughout the Commonwealth, and I am excited to have him as executive director of our office of agricultural policy,” said Bevin in a press release. “The Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund is critical to the Commonwealth’s agriculture and rural economic development, and we are excited to have Warren leading this effort.”
In addition to his role as Director of Agriculture Policy, Beeler served in other capacities during his tenure, including Director of Livestock Marketing, Director of the Shows and Fairs Division, and Livestock Marketing Specialist.
Before joining the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Beeler served as an Agriculture Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky, where he helped develop the first on-farm testing program for swine in Kentucky.
“I applaud Governor Bevin for appointing Warren Beeler as the Governor’s Office of Ag Policy’s new Executive Director,” said Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles in the release. “His knowledge and expertise in agriculture will make him an invaluable partner in the Governor’s Office.”
“I believe the link between Agriculture and the Governor’s Office is one of critical importance to our state today,” said Beeler. “I am honored to be part of Governor Bevin’s team, and I’m proud that he trusts me to serve as his connection to the agriculture community. I look forward to the challenge of researching valued projects to present to the Agriculture Development Board. I’m anxious to convey agriculture’s amazing message on behalf of the Governor Bevin’s Office of Agricultural Policy.”
Warren Beeler is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he majored in Animal Science, and he currently resides in Caneyville with his wife, DeeDee.
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