AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky
Serving Kentucky agriculture since 1962


The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky is the premier organization representing agriculture businesses in the Commonwealth. ABAK has been on the forefront of reducing overly burdensome government regulations that would harm Kentucky agribusinesses. The Association represents members on issues affecting the industry at the state, local and federal level, plowing the way for Kentucky agriculture. ABAK strives to safeguard members that they may reach their maximum potential without the impediment of unnecesary laws or regulations. 




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Commissioner Quarles has reached out to ABAK regarding the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) final decision on Dicamba use and pending regulations regarding sales, record keeping, and increased penalties for bad actors. The KDA has decided that there will be NO cut-off application date in the 2019 season.

While there may be some additional requirements for sales agents, the commissioner is making every effort to reach a fair solution in Kentucky that will allow this crop production tool to be used responsibly over the next two years.

In the immediate future, all applicators must go through additional mandatory training approved by the KDA. If you completed training in 2018, it is no longer valid and you must retrain for 2019. We will do our best to communicate training opportunities as we learn of them.


Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser Program Seeks Nominations for 2018 "Kentucky Certified Crop Adviser of the Year"

Nominations Due December 15


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The annual ABAK Membership Directory is an invaluable resource and benefit of membership with the AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky. Members often comment on how much they utilize the directory when they’re out doing business and the Association is proud to still distribute a print copy to each member.

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Being certified adds credibility and shows that you are serious about what you do. When you become certified, you join more than 13,000 of your peers in the largest, most recognized agriculturally oriented certification program in North America. This program’s professional standards are widely respected by industry, academia, and government and are referenced in statutes.


ABAK helps me stay up-to-date on current issues in Kentucky agriculture. It is also the best opportunity I have to network with other industry professionals, and ABAK’s government affairs are critical to our present and future success.
— Willie Hawkins, Syngenta