Frankfort, Kentucky – Veterinarian Robert Stout has been hired by the State Department of Agriculture to help distribute vital Homeland Security information to Kentucky farmers, consumers, and businesses. The practitioner from Versailles will be working to strengthen the security of Kentucky's food products and will help the state to prepare for an agricultural emergency.
As a Homeland Security Coordinator, Stout will work on biosecurity and disaster preparedness. He will also help to establish a reporting system between the state veterinarian's office and the state's livestock diagnostic laboratories. The position is funded by a Homeland Security Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.