Ag Commissioner James Comer Promotes "Ag Tag" Program
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer made a stop in Butler County on the morning of Tuesday, January 29th as part of his 7-day trip throughout 36 counties in Kentucky to raise awareness for the farmer "Ag Tag" program. The "Ag Tag" program is a voluntary $10 donation that can be made when the time comes to renew vehicle tags that are listed as "farm". The $10 donation, if made, will be split 3 ways among the FFA, 4-H, and Kentucky Proud programs.
Comer met at the clerk's office with Butler County 4-H and FFA members. Comer stated, "The young people that were involved in 4-H and FFA are the ones that go on to become leaders in their community, they're the ones that start small businesses, and they're the ones who become productive citizens who pay taxes."
Comer also expressed his confidence in the Ag Tag program and the citizens of Butler County.
"I believe that the people in Butler County are confident that they know where this ten dollars is going, and they'll make that donation to help you all, because everyone in the community is proud of you all, everyone in the community wants to see you all succeed," said Comer.
Kentucky FFA has about 15,000 members in nearly 140 chapters. FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. It is open to any student age 12-21 who is enrolled in an agriculture course in a public school.
Some 205,000 youths are involved in Kentucky 4-H programs, and Kentucky ranks in the top 10 in several 4-H enrollment categories nationwide. 4-H is found in every Kentucky county and is a community of more than 6 million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.
Kentucky Proud is the official state program for food and farm products that are grown, raised, made, or processed in Kentucky. Some 4,000 farmers, processors, retailers, restaurants, farmers’ markets, school systems, Kentucky state parks, and Kentucky Farm Bureau roadside markets are members of Kentucky Proud.