The Logan County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Annual Agriculture Breakfast on Friday, November 2, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Logan County Extension Office, Russellville. Guest speaker is Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer.
Monroe County native, James Comer, was a Kentucky State Representative for over 10 years representing the counties of Green, Metcalfe, Cumberland and Monroe. James is a lifelong farmer and is the founder and owner of James Comer, Jr. Farms, a 950-acre beef cattle, timber and hay farming operation. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a degree in Agriculture and was the Kentucky FFA State President (1990-1991). In addition to a successful farming operation, James has experience in two other start-up businesses. He formed Comer & Polston Insurance, Inc. and CFB Foods, Inc. James’ experience in three different diversified businesses led to his political path in Frankfort, and his being widely considered as one of the most conservative, pro-business legislators in Kentucky. As a result of his strong conservative and business friendly stance on the issues, James received numerous awards including the 2002 National Freshman Republican Legislator of the Year Award, the 2003 Jaycees Outstanding Young Kentuckian, the 2004 National Federation of Independent Business’ Guardian of Small Business Award, and the 2009 Western Kentucky University Alumnus of the Year. In November of last year, Kentuckians elected James to be their Commissioner of Agriculture; and did so by giving him the most votes of any statewide candidate. He is married to Tamara Jo (T.J.); and they have three children, Reagan, Harlan and Aniston.
To attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 726-2206, by Oct. 29.