Ron Ramsey

David Strouss, left, executive director of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, congratulates Ron Ramsey at his induction into the AFOP Hall of Fame.

Ron Ramsey, executive director of Kentucky Farmworker Programs, was inducted into the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 at the 2007 AFOP National Conference in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho.

Ron has had two careers in his life. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. His area of expertise was funds management. He began working for the Tennessee Opportunity Program in 1977 as a field service coordinator for Kentucky until Kentucky spun off from TOPS with their own program in 1982. He then became Kentucky Farmworker Program’s executive director. His efforts have been to better the lives of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

He is a founding member of AFOP and DARI and serves as treasurer for both and as the chairman of AFOP’s finance committee. Ron is also a member of the Central Workforce Alliance. He was also the recipient of the “Joseph Wheatley Award at the June 2007 DARI Conference in Louisville.

Ron and his wife, Carol, live in Glasgow and are the parents of Ron Jr., Owensboro, Rhonda Raleigh, Shelbyville, and Bill Ramsey of Bowling Green.

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