Across Kentucky – March 24, 2016

Four ‘beginning farmer loan’ approvals were just recently announced by the Ky Ag Finance Corporation, assisting young people in Breckinridge, Green, McLean, and Taylor Counties. KAFC director, Bill McCloskey talks about how this lower cost revenue source, funded by the tobacco settlement, can help...

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...

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...

Butler County Farm Bureau honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 “Top County”

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Recognized for its outstanding programming and for having a positive impact on both the community and its membership, Butler County Farm Bureau was honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “Top County” in 2014. This is the second year in a row that Butler County won...

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...

Ninety-four high school students to attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 5, 2013) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Ninety-four high school juniors from 60 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 28th annual...

The business of growing . .County Farm Bureaus in the mix with ag development initiative

County Agricultural Development Councils have been on a hot seat ever since the state’s historic agricultural development initiative got underway in 2001. The county councils, which include dozens of Farm Bureau leaders throughout the state, are charged with the responsibility of submitting project...

More than $3.6 million in Agricultural Development Funds awarded Agricultural Development Board invests in 12 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2012) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $3,640,326 in 12 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its November board meeting.   State and regional investments...