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When: Thursday, June 20 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Where: Lexington, KY

Speaker

Tim Hughes
Senior Trade Advisor
Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Title -Getting to Know Your Neighbors - The Ones Seated Next to You, and the Others Around the World

Tim Hughes serves as the Senior Trade Advisor for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. He will lead an interactive look into the importance of international trade and an overview of tools that can help expand global commerce.

Timothy Dean Hughes

Tim Hughes is the Senior Trade Advisor for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). He served three years as their Office of Marketing’s Deputy Executive Director. From 2011 through 2015 he led the Kentucky Energy & Environment Cabinet’s Division of Biofuels. Prior to his role with bioenergy, he served as the Senior Policy Analyst of the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy where he also held various other positions since 2004. Mr. Hughes facilitated the program development of the Kentucky Agricultural Finance Corporation’s loan activity and assisted with grant management of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. Tim and his wife Lori own TLC Farms in Simpson County. He is a 1987 graduate of Western Kentucky University where he also served as their farm manager in 2002 and 2003. Tim has served as the state chairman of two young farmer groups and has played leadership roles in various state and national farm organizations.