Commissioner Quarles names Tim Hughes deputy executive director of KDA’s marketing office

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced that Tim Hughes of Frankfort will serve as deputy executive director of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Marketing and Product Promotion. “As our leadership team continues to come together, we...

Statement of Kentucky Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, regarding the fire at Bluegrass Stockyards

“As a cattle producer, I know how important livestock marketing facilities are to our industry. It was with great sadness I learned about the terrible fire that devastated the Bluegrass Stockyards structure in Lexington over the weekend. That venue has been a part of the state’s cattle business for...

Retail food prices in Kentucky drop 7.5 percent in 2015 according to the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau Marketbasket Survey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The decline in the costs of food continued its year-long pattern as the average price of retail food items across the Commonwealth decreased as indicated by the most recent Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Federation’s Marketbasket Survey. The survey is taken quarterly and...

Applications for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s College Scholarships Available Now

Louisville, KY (January 6, 2016) – The holiday season may have just come to a close, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has one more gift to give to a select number of high school seniors across the state – college scholarships. Later this spring, the KFB Education Foundation will award college scholarships...

Georgetown native Ryan Quarles Sworn in as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an efficient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda. “Being the...

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...

Thank you, Kentucky, for four great years.

Nearly four years ago, my staff and I came to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture with a vision to grow the agricultural economy in Kentucky and refocus the Department on its mission to promote Kentucky agriculture and protect Kentucky consumers. As my term as your Commissioner of Agriculture draws to a...

FARM TO SCHOOL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Students from Webster, Boyle, and Perry counties were honored as the statewide winners of the Farm to School Art Contest at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Administrators Conference on Friday in Lexington. “I appreciate the efforts of all the students who entered the...

Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 96th Annual Meeting

Louisville, KY (November 20, 2015) – More than 1,500 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members from across the state will gather for the organization’s 96th annual meeting December 2-5 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Delegates from all of the state’s 120 counties assemble for the four-day...

UK students organize coat and blanket drive to help peers

Getting around on the University of Kentucky campus during the winter months can be a chilly experience, especially without proper cold-weather attire. Students in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment want to make sure their peers are prepared. In January, students in GEN 302 will travel to...

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