i agriculture the center- tries in the state.
{   piece of Kentucky`s “Clearly, implementation of the
··-at development effort. agriculture leadership’s plan will pro-
l   y   “We can’twait for a vide economic stimulation to both
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y    €»Q,jg5·g* r »   to bring economic this plan, agriculture can be E
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A ° J3; -l  "‘     ;* ° ‘     \ `* qi .i’’_     · if tucky. We’ve waited ’90s," Little said,  
l. A     __A_ i A rig!  fl   rr _ { . if   too long and federal Little noted that agriculture has g
. ’   °.   ill   ”   t i i     `. programs have very been the backbone of the state’s econ-  
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l   _;  __ A t     ;/ ”  ‘lV' _ ifii [   toward urban cen- potent force for long-term economic
i       - {   L »  y   __  `   ·;   4 ters, where the progress. V V
l if   I.   y       -1    problems of eco- “If we want Kentucky to develop
  *   :3;  .  if -      .`       ,L nomic develop- economically, we must make agricul- s
y I    F   ‘     t ‘‘   Eg k {N    »  1'11€11[ are most visr- ture the centerpiece of our develop- l gl
  A     .:7}, _ NI',   , " '  _   ’ {gg  ;§ ble but not neces- ment efforts,” he said.   =’;
l ,, ‘ iZf“l7~ ';2iij¤lE\` l i . YI   is   sarily anv more “Kentucky is truly blessed with an
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1  -,  F ,,,.7*     , · y Ag   V[,pV~   pervasive, Little outstanding climate and magnificent  
J       "°`L   " y   said. soils. Our waterways and highway sys-  
Z r   ·~`   ' ii "°i `         "And we can’t tem, coupled with our close proximity  
Q · " ' ¤ _-- _.-— . g;_§;?'L;‘fjQ‘   {_       continue to chase to half of the nation’s population,  
i   y " ij ir ‘i*·,’Y;·— Y      smokestqcks that make our state ideal for a ricultt ral  
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l gi-r _     1_, Fa .  7*}*  M ·· ‘’‘‘ " make us mort- growth. In addition, a ready and eager _.  
· _§,_; ji   *~.   ¤.*‘<%T’”‘ l· i·‘~   ‘ gage our future to attract labor supply makes agriculture a nat-  
A V Dout; THOMAS ’81 low—paying jobs. We’ve got to develop ural for economic developrnent." i 
BELIEVES AGRICUL- our future on a renewable resource- Doug Thomas, a hog farmer near  
l TURE CAN BE THE based industry —— agriculture," he Elizabethtown, is enthusiastic about ;` lii V
l Bl(}(jEST PLAYER IN A said. the initiative.
l PERMANENT, MULTI- Little, along with Kentucky Farm "We’ve got to take care of our "“
l EACETED PLAN or Bureau Federation President Bill future," Thomas said. "Agriculture A 
I ECONOMIC DEVELOP- Sprague and Kentucky Commissioner can be the biggest player in economic
, MENT FOR of Agriculture Ed Logsdon, presented development. Too often, community  
  KENTUCKY. THOMAS the concept to a special meeting of leaders celebrate their successes if  _ ;  li
  RECENTLY RETURNED the state’s agricultural leadership a they can bring a factory with low pay-  
l WITH HIS FAMILY TO year and half ago. ing, low skilled employment into the __L>  
l FARMING IN The initial idea of using agriculture community. But often, these low pay-  
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