Richie Farmer, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture (#413)
Richie Farmer, the former University of Kentucky basketball star who is now in his second term as Kentucky’s commissioner of agriculture, discusses his time as a Wildcat and the Kentucky Proud program.
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Farmer discusses the expansion of the Kentucky Proud program, a statewide advertising and promotional campaign designed to expand the markets for Kentucky farm products. A Clay County native, Farmer is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Perhaps best known in the Bluegrass State as a former UK basketball star under coach Rick Pitino, he also reminisces about his basketball days.