Experiencing the KFB Annual Meeting

By: Curtis Dame (2015-2016 LEAD Participant) Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation’s 96th Annual Meeting. Some would describe the annual meeting as a business meeting, others as a time for celebrating the year’s accomplishments. For some 96 years may seem like a long time, but to Farm Bureau members that span...

KFB’s ag investment at the state fair

Kentucky Farm Bureau’s involvement in the Kentucky State Fair helps lead us once again to a successful and ag-educational fair. I, along with my fellow Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) classmates, had the privilege of attending KFB day at the state fair. What a great time! We...

Kentucky Farm Bureau at the Kentucky State Fair

By: Becky Kinder The 2015 Kentucky State Fair is officially in the books! By all accounts it looks as if this could be a record breaking year; with great activities, concerts and weather. It was a state fair that dreams could be made of. Each year nearly 600,000 people attend the event making it the...

A farmer’s guide to baseball player’s nicknames

July 15, 2015 Bull. Workhorse. Pickles. Nicknames in the sporting world are no new thing, but did you ever stop to think about how many of those nicknames have agricultural ties? A long look at the history of baseball and its players says quite a few. Whether you were tagged for your size, style of play or...

An (almost) comprehensive glossary of baseball jargon with agricultural roots

As the summer sun continues to hang high and extend the daylight hours needed for a farmer’s workday, the other “boys of summer” are also at it full tilt – and talking like farmers while they do it. Take a look at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (almost) comprehensive glossary of baseball terminology that...

Agriculture takes center stage as consumers drive local food movement

By: Mark Haney KFB calls itself “The Voice of Agriculture” because it is the only organization representing all farmers – big or small.  We have county leaders growing everything from A (alfalfa) to Z (zucchini). Me and my brother, Don, have an apple orchard, retail market and cattle in Pulaski...

Safeguarding land and water isn’t an easy task

By: Steve Coleman During my career with the Kentucky Division of Conservation it was gratifying to see how our agriculture community responded to ever growing environmental challenges.  I watched Kentucky farmers adapt and make great strides in implementing practices that limit soil erosion and improve...

A New View of Washington D.C.

Last week, my family and I made the trek to Washington, D.C. with 207 other dedicated Kentucky Farm Bureau members for the annual Congressional Tour. As a member of the 2015–2016 LEAD program, I was invited to represent district 2 as we spoke to our congressional delegates and made sure that they...

4 Requirements for a Trip to Remember!

Whether you are taking a short or long trip, business or vacation, traveling tends to create positive and challenging experiences. Turning lemons into lemonade and making friendships and memories are key components of a successful trip. The Kentucky Farm Bureau LEAD class recently completed our Congressional...

Outstanding Youth Heads to Washington D.C.

Hi! I’m Lilly Robertson from the Logan County Farm Bureau, this years Female Outstanding Youth Contest Winner. I live on my family farm in Franklin, where we have row crops, dairy, and beef. I attend Franklin Simpson High School (I’m a junior!) where I pretty much live in the FFA/Ag department...

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