Frankfort, Ky. – Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Warren Beeler as Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy. Beeler has worked for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for the past 16 years, most recently as Director of Agriculture Policy.
“Warren is a respected agricultural leader known throughout the Commonwealth, and I am excited to have him as executive director of our office of agricultural policy,” Gov. Bevin said. “The Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund is critical to the Commonwealth’s agriculture and rural economic development, and we are excited to have Warren leading this effort.”
Beeler is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he majored in Animal Science. In addition to his role as Director of Agriculture Policy, Beeler served in other capacities during his tenure, including Director of Livestock Marketing, Director of the Shows and Fairs Division, and Livestock Marketing Specialist. Before joining the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Beeler served as an Agriculture Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky, where he helped develop the first on-farm testing program for swine in Kentucky.
“I believe the link between Agriculture and the Governor’s Office is one of critical importance to our state today,” said Beeler. “I am honored to be part of Governor Bevin’s team, and I’m proud that he trusts me to serve as his connection to the agriculture community. I look forward to the challenge of researching valued projects to present to the Agriculture Development Board. I’m anxious to convey agriculture’s amazing message on behalf of the Governor Bevin’s Office of Agricultural Policy.”
Beeler lives in Caneyville with his wife, DeeDee.