About KySGGA 

The Kentucky Small Grain Growers' Association is a not-for-profit organization that was initiated in the late 1980's to help small grain (wheat and barley) producers in Kentucky improve their profitability.

To do this, the KySGGA works in four areas:

  • Developing markets domestically and abroad
  • Providing producers continuing education opportunities such as seminars and workshops
  • Supporting and funding research
  • Lobbying for fair farm policies

In the beginning, the KySGGA conducted their work through membership fees, but in 1991, the small grain referendum law was signed. Now, most all work is paid for by producer checkoff -- one fourth of every one percent (.25%) of small grain selling price a producer receives -- with the exception of lobby activities.

KySGGA Leadership - See Contact Us Page

For more information about membership, click here.

Upon enforcement of the referendum, the Kentucky Small Grain Promotion Council was formed to direct how checkoff dollars will be spent. This council is made up of four KySGGA producer directors, two representatives appointed by the Kentucky Farm Bureau, and one representative appointed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

Promotion Council Leadership

Don Halcomb, Schochoh - Promotion Council Chairman
Steve Hunt, Herndon
Curtis Hancock, Fulton
Henry Sanger, Hickman
Bernard Peterson, Loretto
Chris Kummer, Franklin
Gary Lester, Gracey

In addition to carrying out the KySGGA mission in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the KySGGA works on the national level as a member of the National Association of Wheat Growers, which lobbies in Washington D.C. and provides general wheat programs and information.

National industry partners include:

If you would like to know more about what we do, or be added to our mailing list, please contact us, and we'll be glad to talk to you.


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KySGGA is a member of the
Kentucky Livestock Coalition

Our Industry

UK Wheat Science Group
UK Wheat Breeding

National Association of
Wheat Growers

Wheat Tech, Inc.


Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association
PO Box 90 - Eastwood, KY 40018