Director of the KY Office of Ag Policy to speak at Rooster Booster

February 9, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated February 8, 2022 | 3:32 pm

Brian Lacefield

Brian Lacefield, Director of the Kentucky Office of Agricultural Policy, is the featured guest at Thursday’s Rooster Booster event.

The program begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center (501 West Second Street) and is co-sponsored by Daviess County Farm Bureau and the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service.

Lacefield most recently served as the Kentucky State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), where he directed and administered FSA programs and managed staff across the state. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Lacefield served in various roles in the agriculture industry, most recently as market president at Trigg County FNB Bank. 

He has also worked as chief financial officer of Agri-Chem and general manager for Commonwealth Agri-Finance, both divisions of Hopkinsville Elevator Cooperative. He served as vice president of agriculture and commercial banking with Planters Bank and as an area extension specialist with the University of Kentucky Farm Business Management Program. 

Lacefield has been a board member for the Kentucky Retail Federation, Kentucky Corn Growers, Kentucky FFA Foundation, and the Kentucky Ag Leadership Program. Over the past decade, he has served nonprofits and charitable organizations in his communities including Cadiz Rotary, the United Way of the Pennyrile and the Hopkinsville Farmers Market. 

Lacefield is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he gained a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a master’s degree in agriculture. He also holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Florida. 

Lacefield and his wife, Michelle, live in Versailles with their two children, Brianne and Braden. 

The cost to attend Rooster Booster is $15 for Chamber Members with reservations, $20 for Members with no reservations and $25 for non-members. Reservations include breakfast, which will be served buffet style at the beginning of the event. 

Attendees are requested to wear masks and remain socially distanced. 

Reservations can be made online at or by calling the Chamber at 270-926-1860 by noon today. 

February 9, 2022 | 12:06 am

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