Across Kentucky – August 4, 2015

For the first time that state officials can remember the state ag development board has approved an application to use ‘county’ funding for a grant to a local first responder to acquire grain bin entrapment rescue equipment. Brandon Harvey with the Breeding Area Volunteer Fire Department in Adair County...

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...

Cody Lee Burke and Lilly Robertson win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Cody Lee Burke of Fleming County, and Lilly Robertson of Logan County were awarded top honors in the 2014 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest. Both winners were recognized during the December 4 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 95th annual meeting, held...

Black buzzards causing a buzz

The protected status of the black buzzard isn’t flying with some Kentucky farmers who have lost cattle to the ominous scavengers. The problem is so prevalent, it’s being discussed at KFB meetings on the state and county levels. “Across the state we are seeing mounting livestock losses,” said KFB...

Across Kentucky – October 31, 2014

A report on the growing problem in Kentucky of black vulture predation problems causing losses of calves and even some adult cows. Adair County cattleman Danny Wilkinson has had first hand experience and he and other farmers are working through Farm Bureau to begin the process of getting federal help in...

Across Kentucky – July 11, 2014

From water misters and fans in the milking parlor to water beds for dairy cattle to rest more comfortably, participants in the Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange (July 29/30), will see several production innovations on a two-day farm tour in Taylor, Green, and Adair Counties. UK extension dairy specialist, Jeffrey...

Across Kentucky – March 17, 2014

 “Managing Poo, Begins with You,” is the catchy lead on a recent news release about a series of dairy farmer meetings focused on the environment and the states’ ag water quality program. Terri Atkins, with the Ky Dairy Development Council comments on upcoming meetings in Christian, Warren, Metcalfe...

Extension helps expand opportunities for local meats

SPRINGFIELD, Ky., (Dec. 17, 2013) – On a chilly day in late fall, in a scene typical of rural Kentucky, Danny Ray Spalding watches his angus-based cattle graze on the grassy hillsides of St. Catharine Farm in Washington County. As the farm manager of the property, which is owned by the Roman Catholic...

Elections held during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th annual meeting

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2013) – Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s 94th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke as...

Shane and Mary Courtney named Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2013 Outstanding Young Farm Family

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2013) – Shane and Mary Courtney of Shelby County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2013 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 94th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple under age 35 who has...

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