Representatives from the law enforcement and agriculture communities are joining to produce a couple of programs specifically for farmers next week in western Kentucky.

The Kentucky State Police/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are providing the farmer outreach forum in Benton and Dixon.

Topics being covered include safety regulations, licensing requirements, driver qualifications and new legislation in effect for Kentucky farm operations.

The Benton meeting will be at 7 p.m. CST Monday at the Marshall County Extension Office, and the Dixon meeting will be at 6 p.m. CST Tuesday at the Webster County Cooperative Extension Office.

For more information, contact Officer Chris Green at (270) 388-2979 or (270) 356-6034, Lincoln Martin at (270) 527-3285 or Vicki Shadric at (270) 639-9011.

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