January 8, 2016 Legislative Report No. 2 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the fourth legislative day of this sixty day session. In the first four days of the session there have been a total of 126 Senate bills and resolutions and 236 House bills and resolutions introduced. On January 4, Governor Bevin issued a Road Fund Budget Reduction Order. This was necessary...

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...

Across Kentucky – July 7, 2015

A feature report with the coach of the Boyle County Junior Chefs team, which advanced to the state finals held next month at the state fair. Kendra Goodpaster comments on the wide-ranging, positive lessons that this competition has provided for her...

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...

Kentucky delegates help set national agricultural priorities at American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention

San Diego, CA (January 13, 2015) – Voting delegates from Kentucky and other Farm Bureaus around the country are weighing in on the nation’s top agricultural issues and identifying priority topics for 2015 as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 96th annual convention comes to a close in San...

KFB President Mark Haney announces formation of Water Management Working Group

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney announced today the formation of a task force to develop recommendations for enhancing water resources for agricultural production in the state. The Pulaski County farmer introduced a 20-member “Water Management Working...

Kentucky FFA Members Excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 87th Annual National FFA Convention, which was held October 29- November 1 in Louisville. An all-time record of 64,409 FFA members from across the United States attended the Convention, which is the largest youth organization gathering in the United States. Ruth Ann...

Scott County FB went to bat for farm implement dealer

Toyota and urban sprawl have changed Scott County to where agriculture no longer is the dominant force. But farmers there still have clout, and the farm community is united and optimistic about agriculture’s future. Just ask Bill or Jimmy Bevins. They can tell you about the tremendous growth of the...

Across Kentucky – May 14, 2014

In a week or so Kentucky’s county fair season will get kicked off with events in Boyle, Marshall, Russell, and Taylor Counties, with plenty more throughout the summer and into the fall. The Ky Ag Department’s Chris Caudill provides details on some of the unique local attractions from a Duck Dynasty...

Across Kentucky – December 12, 2013

Every county has its unique features and that applies to how each one puts state ag development funds to work in improving net farm income. Feldhaus focuses on Boyle County which is big in beef production, but its cost share funding for various other types of ag enterprises is well distributed. Comments from...

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