Kentucky Farm Bureau to host "Measure the Candidates" forum on April 20Posted on Apr 1, 2011
The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host candidates seeking to become Kentucky’s next Commissioner of Agriculture at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Wednesday, April 20, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters, 9201 Bunsen Parkway, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET – provides candidates with an overview of KFB’s priority issues concerning the future of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and a chance to share their vision for the office if elected.
The Kentucky Commission of Agriculture candidates confirmed to attend thus far include: James R. Comer (R), Robert “Bob” Farmer (D), Stewart Gritton (D), John Faris Lackey (D), Rob Rothenburger (R) and B.D. Wilson (D).
“Measure the Candidates” is a forum, not a debate, and open only to the KFB Board of Directors, staff and members of the press. During this forum, each candidate will be offered two minutes to make opening comments, and then presented with a series of topics about the KDA. Questions specific to those topics will follow so that candidates can provide insight into their goals for the KDA and how those decisions will impact KFB and its membership. Candidates will be given 1-1/2 minutes to respond to each question. Closing comments from the candidates – lasting three minutes per person –will conclude the forum. NOTE: Kentucky Farm Bureau-issued credentials must be requested by all media attendees planning to attend the “Measure the Candidates” forum. To obtain the appropriate credentialing, click here.