Ninety-Six high school students to attend KFB’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 4, 2015) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 96 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues. These students, from 62 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Institute for Future...

Kentucky Farm Bureau awards nearly $400,000 in college scholarships

Louisville, KY (June 2, 2015) – Though the school year is winding down across the Commonwealth, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is already helping high school graduates gear up for their first semester of college. Heading into the summer, state and county Farm Bureau have provided 312 scholarship grants...

Across Kentucky – May 29, 2015

Kentucky is one of three states selected to participate in a new federal mini-grant program aimed at assisting school systems in getting more locally grown produce onto their cafeteria lines. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Tina Garland, says somewhere between 30 and 50 of these $5,000...

KFB seeking nominations for “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award”

Louisville, KY (May 26, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is searching across the state for 2015 “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award” nominees. The award, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting, was established to recognize and reward teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate...

“Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet available online

Louisville, KY (May 11, 2015) – In an agriculturally-diverse state like Kentucky, knowing everything there is to know about the Commonwealth’s farm production can be difficult – without a copy of the “Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet. The second edition of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB)...

Drivers encouraged to share the road with slow-moving vehicles as spring planting season returns

Louisville, KY (March 24, 2015) – Planting season has returned to Kentucky’s farming communities, and with that annual activity there is also an increased likelihood of drivers encountering slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges all motorists to slow down, stay alert...

Across Kentucky – March 16, 2015

In conjunction with National Ag Day being celebrated Mar 18, this week is also recognized as Ag Literacy Week. Across the state, many county farm bureaus are working with schools doing in-class, ag literacy readings, and some are also making contributions of ag related books to school libraries. Feldhaus...

Sowing seeds of appreciation on National Agriculture Day

Louisville, KY (March 11, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 18. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system...

Across Kentucky – March 11, 2015

Direct meat sales are turning out to be an expanding income opportunity for farmers here. KCARD’s Brent Lackey says initial farmer efforts have sprung up at farmers’ market venues, but more and more farmers are exploring wholesale marketing. KCARD will host a local meat sales workshop next Monday in...

Nutrition education program unveils new healthy eating campaign

ABillboards featuring a wildcat dressed as a super hero have popped up all over the state. The billboards are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Snack Like A Superhero” promotion. A Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education campaign, the signs were placed in 93 counties....

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