Celebrating Agriculture on Labor Day

Stewart Truelsen, a food and agriculture freelance writer, is a regular contributor to the Focus on Agriculture series. http://www.fb.org/assets/files/focus/Focus_09.01.15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

Students Will Cook For Scholarships at the Third Annual Junior Chef Competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifteen high school teams from across Kentucky will compete for scholarships and the coveted championship trophy at the third annual Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Junior Chef competition...

Living large: Freddy Farm Bureau returns for 58th trip to the Kentucky State Fair

Louisville, KY (August 6, 2015) – A trip to the Kentucky State Fair is simply considered incomplete without taking time to visit everybody’s larger-than-life, denim-clad friend, Freddy Farm Bureau. He returns to his favorite people-watching spot on the front porch of Freedom Hall, sitting tall on his...

Want to boost the Ag Sector? Build new pipelines.

By Elaine Kub Agriculture relies on affordable energy to stay competitive. The cost of crude oil and natural gas directly impacts farmers’ ability to maintain a healthy bottom line, driving the costs of necessary expenditures like diesel fuel, irrigation, fertilizer, lubricants and more. In the past five...

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,...

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...

Across Kentucky – July 27, 2015

An update on the advancements being made in the agricultural use of UAV’s, unmanned aerial vehicles, will be on this Thursday’s agenda of the Corn, Soybean, and Tobacco Field day at UK’s Princeton research facility. Feldhaus visits with ag engineer Mike Sama about FAA regs now under review and on the...

Across Kentucky – July 22, 2015

The two gubernatorial candidates, Matt Bevin and State Attorney General, Jack Conway, will attend the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Measure The Candidates Forum in Louisville tomorrow. Farm group president, Mark Haney, talks about this political tradition that’s been around in one form or fashion since the...

Livingston becomes first Kentucky Proud town

Livingston, Ky. – The mayor of Livingston sees Kentucky Proud as a way to jump-start his town’s economy. On Tuesday, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer joined Livingston Mayor Jason Medley to welcome the Rockcastle County community as the first municipality to join the Kentucky Proud program. “Mayor...

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