Commissioner of Agriculture
Robert "Bob" Farmer
Robert "Bob" Farmer, Louisville, currently works a representative for the Farmers' Almanac. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1972 and now spends his time writing articles fro the Farmers' Almanac. In 2001 he was appointed by Gov. Paul Patton to be Kentucky's Liaison to the U.S. Mint for the 2001 Kentucky Quarter design project. Farmer has been in business for himself since 1982, working in real estate, marketing services and sports management.Farmer said he will run the department like a business, monitoring spending and focusing on a lean, effective and profitable style of management.
Stewart Gritton, Lawrenceburg, currently serves as the Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation Director and previously served as the immediate past president. He also works on the Anderson County Soil Conservation Board. He graduated from Anderson COunty High School in 1970 and attended Kentucky State University in the 1980s. He then went on to farm full time from 1972 to 1994, farming dairy, tobacco, corn and broccoli. He was active in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture in 195, where he worked as a livestock coordinator and a County Fair Coordinator in the mid 1990s.
John Faris Lackey