Across Kentucky – December 1, 2015

Results of a UK economics study of the impact of state Ag Development Fund investments were just recently released showing a 2 to 1 payback. UK Ag economist, Alison Davis, provides details of some of the survey findings which she feels are quite conservative, and that have far-reaching economic impacts...

Farm to Campus gives students a taste of Kentucky

By: Ray Bowman Amanda Langlitz grew up on a 300-acre farm in New York where her family raised produce. Now she is the General Manager of food services at Transylvania University where she works closely with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Farm to Campus program to help Transy students connect to...

Motorist alert: Number of slow-moving vehicles on rural roadways increases during fall harvest

Louisville, KY (September 14, 2015) – As harvest season gets underway across Kentucky, there is an increased likelihood that drivers will more frequently encounter slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. The staff of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges motorists to slow down, stay alert and patiently...

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...

A farmer’s guide to baseball player’s nicknames

July 15, 2015 Bull. Workhorse. Pickles. Nicknames in the sporting world are no new thing, but did you ever stop to think about how many of those nicknames have agricultural ties? A long look at the history of baseball and its players says quite a few. Whether you were tagged for your size, style of play or...

An (almost) comprehensive glossary of baseball jargon with agricultural roots

As the summer sun continues to hang high and extend the daylight hours needed for a farmer’s workday, the other “boys of summer” are also at it full tilt – and talking like farmers while they do it. Take a look at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (almost) comprehensive glossary of baseball terminology that...

Kentucky restricts sales and movement of birds as proactive response to avian flu outbreak

Frankfort, Ky. – State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak. “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Stout said....

“Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet available online

Louisville, KY (May 11, 2015) – In an agriculturally-diverse state like Kentucky, knowing everything there is to know about the Commonwealth’s farm production can be difficult – without a copy of the “Kentucky Agriculture Facts” booklet. The second edition of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB)...

Sowing seeds of appreciation on National Agriculture Day

Louisville, KY (March 11, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins the Agriculture Council of America (ACA) and farming organizations across the country to celebrate National Agriculture Day on March 18. This day has been set aside annually since 1973 to highlight the many ways America’s food system...