Also adds special assistant to the Commissioner’s Office
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 16, 2016) — Elizabeth Gordon has been named director of the Division of Agriculture Education, Farm Safety, and Farmland Preservation at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced today. Also, Lance Terrell has been named a special assistant to the Commissioner’s Office.
Gordon has spent the past five years with the Legislative Research Commission, where she worked as a policy analyst in the Kentucky House of Representatives’ Republican Leadership Office.
“Elizabeth served as lead analyst for the Republican caucus’ Agriculture and Small Business, Education, and Banking and Insurance committees,” Quarles said. “We’re extremely pleased to have her join our KDA team.”
Gordon was born and raised on a five-generation grain farm in rural Champaign County, Illinois. She is a former FFA member who graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics.
Terrell, a native Kentuckian, graduated from UK with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and political science. He served on the UK College Republicans’ Executive Board for all but one semester, including chairman during his senior year.