Switzer Honored by UK College of Agriculture

David Switzer, executive director of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, is among five graduates of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture who were inducted into the inaugural class of the Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

Fifteen posthumous recipients were named during the Dec. 14 induction.

This year's other inductees are Louis J. Boyd, Maurice Cook, Harold Workman, and Joe Wright. According to a release, the inductees "have had outstanding careers and continue to serve as important members of their fields and in their communities."

Switzer, according to the release "is recognized worldwide for his extensive knowledge, experience, and accomplishments relating to the horse breeding and racing industries. In addition, he is an acknowledged expert in the field of equine bloodstock and insurance, having owned and operated a bloodstock agency for many years. He promotes the Kentucky Thoroughbred industries locally, nationally, and internationally. He played a vital communications role during the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome crisis in 2001-2002 and led efforts to create an emergency response team from state government and the industry should another such event occur. "
 

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