Kentucky 4-H; a Unique Organization Providing Kentucky Students Unique Opportunities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With more than a quarter of a million members, there is a one-in-three chance any given Kentucky K-12 student is involved in 4-H through a variety of venues including local clubs, special interest activities, camps or school enrichment programs. The organization has been helping build...

Farm to Campus gives students a taste of Kentucky

By: Ray Bowman Amanda Langlitz grew up on a 300-acre farm in New York where her family raised produce. Now she is the General Manager of food services at Transylvania University where she works closely with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program to help Transy students connect to...

Young Farmer Summer Outing

The summer outing for KFB’s young farmers and their families was based in Pikeville and featured a variety of fun-filled activities. Foremost was some outdoor adventures such as a zip line, horseback riding and rafting. And as always, there were several tours of area attractions. There also was business to...

District Policy Development Meetings

Hundreds of county FB leaders from throughout the state participated in the District Policy Development Meetings. Staff members from the Public Affairs Division conduct the sessions to provide a framework for policy development at the county annual meetings. All topics are open for discussion but the focus...

Ag officials voice support for grain research center

KFB President Mark Haney was among a group of state agriculture leaders who appeared before the state legislature’s Interim Joint Agriculture Committee to express support for a proposed “Grain Center for Excellence” at UK’s Research and Education Center at Princeton. The lawmakers held a July meeting...

Roadside Markets Program turns 20

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of KFB’s Certified Roadside Markets Program. The program provides collective advertising, promotional items, educational tour opportunities and other marketing and promotional benefits. This year there are 101 markets enrolled, as compared to 25 in 1996. There are...

New web site defends GMOs

GetaMoveOn.fb.org is Farm Bureau’s just-launched advocacy website that gives farmers and ranchers a simple way to “Get a Move On” for GMOs. Through the website, farmers can easily express support for a national, science-based labeling standard, like the approach taken in the Safe and Accurate Food...

Dispelling “myths” about milk quality

The annual “June Dairy Month” promotion salutes dairy farmers and processors for their work in supplying consumers with quality products. In Kentucky, this relates to just over 700 dairy farms that supply milk to processors like Deans Foods, Winchester Farms (Kroger’s supplier), Flav-O-Rich,...

Regional flavor . . . Market in Bath County showcases local foods and more

By Ray Bowman As you make your way on Interstate 64 between Morehead and Mount Sterling, you are likely to take note of the large, green hoop structure that sits just off exit 123 in Bath County. Before Highway 60 takes you on to Owingsville and Salt Lick, it runs right in front of the Kentucky Market...

KDA initiates beef grading program

By Ray Bowman Not all cows are created equal. Considering the variability of beef carcasses, the grade of a cut sold at retail can be important to some consumers when it comes to selecting what’s for dinner. A new service being provided by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture helps both growers and...

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