Adam Hinton is Kentucky’s first graduate of AFBF’s “Partners in Agricultural Leadership” program

Louisville, KY (February 26, 2015) – Fleming County’s Adam Hinton became Kentucky’s first graduate of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) “Partners in Agricultural Leadership” (PAL) program yesterday as he and nine other participants from across the United States were recognized during a...

Lilakay Salmons and Jason Blake Warrens named state winners of Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contests

Louisville, KY (February 19, 2015) – Amidst great competition from students all across Kentucky, the colorful artwork of Lilakay Salmons and the creative writing of Jason Blake Warrens emerged as winners of the 2014 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contests. The competition, produced in...

Kentucky Farm Bureau policy development process continues as 280 members head to nation’s capitol with agricultural priority issues

Louisville, KY (February 17, 2015) – 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 2015 national priority issues and a willingness to serve as “The Voice of Kentucky...

Food for thought: Seven weeks’ income enough to cover cost of food for entire year

Louisville, KY (February 9, 2015) – In half the time it takes a person to earn enough money to cover the cost of taxes in 2015, the average U.S. citizen will bring in the income necessary to pay for the entire year’s food expenses. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) leaders across the state celebrate this fact...

Annual Farm Show Celebrates 50 Years of Agriculture

Louisville, KY (February 3, 2015) – Farms mark the rolling landscapes around our Commonwealth and farmers are as integral to the identity of Kentuckians as they are to the economic impact on our bottom line. Knowledge and wisdom about the land, about family and about commitment have been passed down...

During Farms to Food Banks Month, You Can Help Kentucky’s Hungry – and Kentucky’s Farmer

By Agriculture Commissioner James Comer When you donate a part of your state tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund, you’re helping Kentuckians in unfortunate circumstances – some of them your friends and neighbors – gain access to fresh, nutritious, local foods. You’re also helping...

UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment inducts 2015 Hall of Distinguished Alumni

LEXINGTON, Ky., - The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment inducted the 2015 members into its Hall of Distinguished Alumni. This year’s living inductees are Randall Barnett, Thomas Hammond, William Moody and John Robertson. These honorees have had outstanding careers and...

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...

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