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...

Randy Adams wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2015) – Randy Adams of Anderson County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the...

Three added to HES Hall of Fame

Three women with long, distinguished careers in education are the newest members of the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Sciences Hall of Fame. The school is part of the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and each year it honors those who have positively impacted their...

Kentucky Farm Bureau at the Kentucky State Fair

By: Becky Kinder The 2015 Kentucky State Fair is officially in the books! By all accounts it looks as if this could be a record breaking year; with great activities, concerts and weather. It was a state fair that dreams could be made of. Each year nearly 600,000 people attend the event making it the...

Young Farmer Summer Outing

The summer outing for KFB’s young farmers and their families was based in Pikeville and featured a variety of fun-filled activities. Foremost was some outdoor adventures such as a zip line, horseback riding and rafting. And as always, there were several tours of area attractions. There also was business to...

Across Kentucky – July 20, 2015

Mason County has taken the concept of a “book barn” to the next level, putting one on wheels and making it available to the local public library and soon to school systems this fall. Mason County Farm Bureau leader, Sally Walton, says the local library loves it and every school in the county plans to...

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...

Across Kentucky – March 11, 2015

Direct meat sales are turning out to be an expanding income opportunity for farmers here. KCARD’s Brent Lackey says initial farmer efforts have sprung up at farmers’ market venues, but more and more farmers are exploring wholesale marketing. KCARD will host a local meat sales workshop next Monday in...

Farms Feed Kentucky: Tackling the food issue from the inside

LEXINGTON, Ky., – In a county where 83 percent of the land is used for agriculture, but nearly 30 percent of the adult population is considered obese and 13 percent has diabetes, the question might be asked, why aren’t people eating better? This example is taken from Barren County, but Barren is...

Across Kentucky – January 22, 2014

From Mayfield to Paintsville regularly scheduled graded goat sales happen throughout the year. In between the sales, both goat and sheep producers have to keep their stock healthy and growing. That’s the subject of a report on the upcoming Small Ruminant Grazing Conference set for the Fayette County...

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