UKAg looks back on 50 years of farm machinery show

LEXINGTON, Ky. In the early 1960s, Blaine Parker was part of a group of agricultural engineers working on a rural electrification project. Parker was the chair of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Agricultural Engineering Department at the time. He had no idea that...

Water Management Working Group meeting focuses on drought mitigation plans and technical assistance programs

Louisville, KY (January 29, 2015) – A Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) task force developing ideas for enhancing water resources for the state’s farmers held its second meeting yesterday, focusing on a drought mitigation plan for agriculture and technical assistance programs. During a presentation, officials...

January 22, 2015 Legislative Report No. 2 2015 Kentucky General Assembly

On Friday, January 9, the 2015 General Assembly completed their organizational session and adjourned until February 3, 2015. During the first four days of the session, both the House and Senate elected their respective party leadership. Committee chairs and committee assignments were also finalized. The...

Fausto Sarmiento recognized with One to Watch Award

LEXINGTON, Ky., - The Lexington Forum recognized Kentucky Small Business Development Center senior consultant Fausto Sarmiento with the 2014 One to Watch Award at the annual Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s State of the Merged Government Address and luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Lexington...

Kentucky’s retail food prices still on the rise in fourth quarter of 2014

Louisville, KY (January 19, 2015) – Retail food prices across the Commonwealth continued their year-long pattern of growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 according to the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s latest Marketbasket Survey. The December 2014 survey results identified the total cost of 40...

Kentucky delegates help set national agricultural priorities at American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention

San Diego, CA (January 13, 2015) – Voting delegates from Kentucky and other Farm Bureaus around the country are weighing in on the nation’s top agricultural issues and identifying priority topics for 2015 as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 96th annual convention comes to a close in San...

Kentuckians Chris and Rebekah Pierce win American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmer & Rancher’s Achievement Award

San Diego, CA (January 12, 2015) – Chris and Rebekah Pierce of Pulaski County are leaving the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 96th annual convention with one of the organization’s top honors – the Young Farmer & Rancher “Achievement Award.” This award recognizes young farmers and...

Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s college scholarships available now

Louisville, KY (January 7, 2015) – The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships...

How this week’s bitter cold weather can damage Kentucky’s homes and businesses – and how it can be prevented

Louisville, KY (January 6, 2015) – With the region’s low temperatures falling deep into (or below) the single digits this week, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance Companies wants home- and business-owners to be wary of the potential for damage around their property – especially from frozen or burst...

Kentucky delegation and state winners headed to San Diego for American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention

Louisville, KY (January 5, 2015) – Just a few weeks after concluding their own annual meeting, volunteer leaders from Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) are headed to the 96th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), January 11-14 in San Diego, California. Approximately 315 KFB members are...

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