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...

UK study finds $2 in farm income generated for every dollar invested by Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund

Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund investments from 2007 through 2014 have positively and significantly impacted agriculture and agribusiness in Kentucky according to a report released Nov. 20. Researchers from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment estimated $2.03 in...

Kentucky’s Best Wines are Recognized at Kentucky Commonwealth Wine Gala

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wineries from Burkesville, Frankfort, and Paducah received Commissioner’s Cup honors at the Celebration of Kentucky Wines gala Saturday at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville honoring the top wines in the third annual Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition. Up the Creek Winery...

Kentucky FFA Members Excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 88th Annual National FFA Convention, which was held October 28- 31 in Louisville.  An all-time record of 65,173 FFA members from across the United States attended the Convention, which is the largest youth organization gathering in the United States. Ruth Ann Myers...

Sonny’s BBQ to Serve Kentucky Proud Foods Oct. 22

RICHMOND, Ky. – Sonny’s BBQ in Richmond will serve locally sourced meats on Thursday, Oct. 22, in partnership with Eastern Kentucky University’s Meadowbrook Farm and The Chop Shop of Wolfe County. All pork and ribs Sonny’s serves on Oct 22 will be sourced from Meadowbrook Farm, a 720-acre farm in...

Three added to HES Hall of Fame

Three women with long, distinguished careers in education are the newest members of the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame. The school is part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and each year it honors those who have positively impacted their...

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