New ag marketing director named

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Department of Agriculture announces selection

By The Staff

Mac Stone, a longtime educator and sustainable agriculture leader in Ken­tucky, will be executive director of the Kentucky Depart­­ment of Agri­culture’s marketing office effective March 1.

Stone will replace Michael Judge, who will resign effective Feb. 29 after four years with the department. Stone currently is director of the KDA’s Division of Value-Added Plant Production.

Stone joined the department in October 2004 after 19 years as manager of the Research and Demonstration Farm at Kentucky State University,

The announcement was made last week by Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer.