Regional
11:34 am
Mon July 12, 2004

Governor Fletcher Wants to Recruit "Advanced Agriculture" Companies

Frankfort, KY – Governor Fletcher says he intends to recruit or help
launch companies that turn plants into products
such as pharmaceuticals. The Governor calls the
approach "advanced agriculture."

The Governor today appointed an advisory panel for
that purpose. The panel includes leaders from higher
education, government, and industry. Fletcher says
he believes Kentucky has a unique niche in advanced
agriculture, and he points to companies like Large
Scale Biology Incorporated in Owensboro.

The panel will be called The Life Sciences/Biosciences
Consortium. The Governor says he was inspired to
establish the Consortium when he attended the
BIO 2004 Conference in San Francisco.