LIBERTY - State Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer says living in a small community gives a person an advantage in business as well as sports.
Farmer, a former basketball player for the University of Kentucky, who helped take his Clay County High School basketball team to the state tournament five times, spoke Monday at the Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce awards banquet.
Farmer, who was elected to his first political post last year, talked about Small Town Success, the banquet theme.
"I grew up in a rural county, and I'm proud of it. Rural is when you have to go to town to hunt," he said. He compared Casey and Clay counties, saying both are rural and the people are great.
Talking about the new Ag Expo Center that is being developed in Casey, Farmer was impressed with the more than $700,000 that people have donated in time, effort and materials. "I want to do what I can to help it work," he said.