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:
markets domestically and abroad
- Providing producers
continuing education opportunities such as seminars and
- Supporting and funding
- Lobbying for fair farm
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.
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For more information
about membership, click here.
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
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
us, and we'll be glad to talk to you.