CTE Student Leadership Day

Every year, during the General Assembly session, scores of students make their way to the Capitol to see firsthand their government at work. Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, representing the state’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO), are a part of that influx as they...

Farmers across Kentucky Celebrate National Agriculture Day

Louisville, KY (March 14, 2016) ? Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 15. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America?s food system improves...

Commissioner Quarles urges passage of legislation to assure fresh water supply for Kentucky agriculture

FRANKFORT (March 11, 2016) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said on Friday he supports state legislation to develop a plan for ensuring that Kentucky has a steady, plentiful supply of water for agricultural uses. “House Bill 529 provides a comprehensive approach for assessing Kentucky’s fresh...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Members from Across the State Visit Frankfort to Advocate for Agriculture

Louisville, KY (March 4, 2016) –Scores of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members made their way to Frankfort this week to meet with their state legislators during the KFB Legislative Drive-In/Food Check-Out Day. Traditionally the event has taken place on two separate days; one reserved as an opportunity for...

State ag department assisted the farm community through a month marked by challenges

FRANKFORT (Feb. 16, 2016) — Anytime you start a new job, it can be hectic as you learn the ropes. That certainly is true for a public official, who must get to know her or his staff and hit the ground running – the public’s business doesn’t stop to allow a new office holder to get settled in. But...

Kentucky Farm Bureau policy development process continues as over 250 members head to nation’s capital with agricultural priority issues

Louisville, KY (February 16, 2016) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) volunteer leaders continue the organization’s grassroots policy development process this month as they head to Washington, D.C., with their list of 2016 national priority issues and a willingness to serve as “The Voice of Kentucky...

Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA’s marketing office

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. “As our leadership team continues to come together, we...

Statement of Kentucky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, regarding the fire at Bluegrass Stockyards

“As a cattle producer, I know how important livestock marketing facilities are to our industry. It was with great sadness I learned about the terrible fire that devastated the Bluegrass Stockyards structure in Lexington over the weekend. That venue has been a part of the state’s cattle business for...

Chefs in Schools Collaborative will help schools serve fresh local foods to Kentucky students

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Schools in eight Kentucky counties will receive face-to-face instruction from chefs to help them serve fresh local foods to their students under two pilot projects led by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program in partnership with the Community Farm Alliance and...

Retail food prices in Kentucky drop 7.5 percent in 2015 according to the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The decline in the costs of food continued its year-long pattern as the average price of retail food items across the Commonwealth decreased as indicated by the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s Marketbasket Survey. The survey is taken quarterly and...

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