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Haskins appointed to Industrial Hemp Advisory Board

By Sean Southard

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles announced this week that he has appointed several Kentuckians to the Industrial Hemp Advisory Board, including Merion Haskins of Campbellsville.


  • Dr. Bob Pearce of Lexington is a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. His appointment fills a vacancy on the board. Dr. Pearce will serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending October 31, 2021.


  • Dr. Dan Strunk of Bowling Green is a faculty member at Western Kentucky University. His appointment fills a vacancy on the board. Dr. Strunk will serve for a term expiring October 31, 2023.


  • Merion Haskins of Campbellsville is a hemp grower. Mr. Haskins is reappointed to a term expiring October 31, 2023.


  • Eddie Melton of Louisville is a farmer and serves as First Vice President of Kentucky Farm Bureau. Mr. Melton is reappointed to a term expiring October 31, 2023.


  • Bill Peterson of Loretto is a hemp processor. His appointment fills a vacancy on the board. Mr. Peterson will serve for term expiring October 31, 2024.


  • Dr. Tony Brannon of Murray is the Dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University. Dr. Brannon is reappointed to a term expiring October 31, 2024.


  • Tom Hutchens of Winchester is a farmer. Mr. Hutchens is reappointed to a term expiring October 31, 2024.


  • Katie Moyer of Dawson Springs is a hemp processor and secretary of the Kentucky Hemp Association. Ms. Moyer is reappointed to a term expiring October 31, 2024.




This story was posted on 2021-04-03 09:48:31
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