Kentucky State Fair Awards Include KDA Youth, Veterans Programs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky State Fair brought home numerous awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention in Las Vegas, including two that involved Kentucky Department of Agriculture programs. “The Kentucky State Fair is one of the premier fairs in the nation, and...

USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance. The new options, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, provide...

Priority topics identified during first meeting of Water Management Working Group

Louisville, KY (December 10, 2014) – A Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) task force to develop ideas for enhancing water resources for the state’s farmers held its initial meeting today, identifying priority topics. Identifying financial and regulatory challenges, improving ties between water suppliers and...

Kentucky Farm Bureau sets priority issues for 2015 legislative session

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – With state road fund revenue expected to decline markedly in 2015, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is placing a priority on working with the General Assembly to ensure adequate funding is available to maintain rural roads. KFB concluded its 95th annual meeting today with its...

Elections held during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 95th annual meeting

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s 95th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke as...

Tina McWhorter receives 2015 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Tina McWhorter, of Corinth, KY, in Grant County, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2015 Women’s Educational Grant. The announcement was made at the organization’s 95th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. The $1,500 Women’s...

Darleen Horton receives Excellence in Ag Literacy Award

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Darleen Horton, a teacher at Cane Run Elementary School in Jefferson County, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. The announcement was made at the organization’s 95th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in...

Cameron Edwards wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Cameron Edwards of Webster County, won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of...

People. Purpose. Progress.

By: Mary Courtney “People. Purpose. Progress.” What a simple, yet complex theme for the 95th Annual Meeting. These three words are the reason everyone left their farms and is here– going great lengths to be a part of strengthening agriculture. These few days will fuel us as people, as...

Chris and Rebekah Pierce named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 Outstanding Young Farm Family

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Chris and Rebekah Pierce of Pulaski County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2014 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 95th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has...

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