Terry Gilbert appointed to state Board of Agriculture

March 17, 2004

FRANKFORT - Gov. Ernie Fletcher has appointed Danville farmer Terry Gilbert to the state Board of Agriculture.

She replaces the late Roy Gibson. The board is charged with overseeing enforcement of the state's livestock and poultry regulations.

"It is a tremendous honor to be selected to serve on the state Board of Agriculture and to be involved with this administration," said Gilbert.

"I have been dedicated for some time to furthering agricultural opportunities for more Kentuckians, and I am excited to fill this position."

Gilbert is president of Kentucky Women in Agriculture, chairwoman of the American Farm Bureau Women's Committee, and co-chaired Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer's transition team.


"Terry Gilbert was a valuable asset to my transition team, and I am proud to have her join the state Board of Agriculture," said Farmer.

"I think it is important to note Gov. Fletcher's commitment to diversity as his first appointment to this board is the president of the Kentucky Women in Agriculture."

A native of Boyle County, Gilbert and her husband, Bennie, operate a cattle and grain farm with their son and son-in-law. Gilbert graduated from Boyle County High School and received a bachelor of science degree in allied health from Eastern Kentucky University.

In addition to being co-operator of the farming operation, she is a registered nurse and member of the American and Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation's board of directors.

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