Across Kentucky – March 29, 2016

For Kentuckians holding those “farm license plates,” the deadline for their renewal is this Thursday. Renewal time is also perfect for those drivers to make “Ag Tag” donations as their county clerks’ offices. Those donations help fund Kentucky Proud, 4-H, and FFA. Ag Commissioner Ryan Quarles and...

Across Kentucky – March 8, 2016

As farm license plate holders continue to renew their plates in the month of March, Ky FFA Foundation Executive Director, Sheldon, McKinney, discusses the importance of making additional “ag tag” donations at County Clerk’s Offices. She says that netted about $180,000 for FFA last year shared between...

Across Kentucky – March 1, 2016

It’s “Ag Tag Time” again in Kentucky. State ag commissioner Ryan Quarles explains the importance of farm vehicle license plate owners in making their “ag tag” donations in March. Through the program operators of vehicles with farm plates can make special donations to help fund 4-H, FFA, and...

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...

Agriculture commissioner’s “Measure the Candidates” forum focuses on state and national issues

Louisville, KY (October 6, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met today with agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Jean-Marie Lawson Spann to discuss their positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry. In sharing their vision for the future of the...

2015 Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists named

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2015) – Preliminary judging for the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Outstanding Young Farm Family” competition is complete and three finalists have been named for this prestigious honor: Brad and Karen Hines of Hart County, Scott and Shea Lowe of Calloway County, and Wesley...

Bennie and Cheryllee Sargent named 2015 Friend of UK Ag Equine Programs

There are friends, and then there are longtime friends – the kind who were friends well before a program ever existed. Bennie and Cheryllee Sargent, who were collectively recognized as the 2015 Friend of the University of Kentucky’s Ag Equine Programs during its Equine Science and Management program...

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...

Across Kentucky – August 13, 2015

For Metcalfe County youth involved in the county’s 4-H country ham program, a recent ag development grant of about $3,800 made the difference. Local extension agent Amy Branstetter says the local program teaches the kids about leadership and other life skills.  Branstetter is hopeful their county will...

A New Market on Main: Pleasureville Farmers Market Grand Opening

The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street this past week with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark,...

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