Task Force & Public Meetings

Task Force Meetings

Over the course of the 2012 year the Task Force members will conduct 5 formal meetings as a group, for the purpose of identifying issues facing Kentucky Agriculture ("Challenges", "Opportunities" etc.). From this step, and through various subcommittees, they then developed a series of Goals, Actions and performance benchmarks that respond to the key themes and issues that had been identified. These form the building blocks around which the new plan is being finalized.

February 21, 2012 - Elizabethtown

Agenda | Summary Notes | Yellow Sheet Responses | Flip Chart Notes

May 30, 2012 - Hopkinsville

Agenda | Summary Notes |

June 14, 2012 - Lexington FFA / 4H Youth Focus Group

In addition to formal Task Force meetings, the strategic planning process reached out to this youth audience to get fresh views on the future of agriculture from the next generation of farmers and agricultural leaders. Youth Focus Group Responses

July 11, 2012 - Lexington

Agenda | Summary Notes | Committee summaries of goals, objectives, actions, benchmarks (see the following section on Committees)

August 16, 2012 - Louisville

Agenda | Summary Notes |

Public Forums

Throughout August and September 2012, the KAC's strategic planning process included a series of public forums held at seven locations across the state, to which the public and all those interested in the future of Kentucky agriculture were invited. These forums provide important input to the new strategic plan for Kentucky agriculture and the state's rural communities for the 2013-2018 period.

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