CTE Student Leadership Day

Every year, during the General Assembly session, scores of students make their way to the Capitol to see firsthand their government at work. Career and Technical Education (CTE) students, representing the state’s Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO), are a part of that influx as they...

Across Kentucky – March 1, 2016

It’s “Ag Tag Time” again in Kentucky. State ag commissioner Ryan Quarles explains the importance of farm vehicle license plate owners in making their “ag tag” donations in March. Through the program operators of vehicles with farm plates can make special donations to help fund 4-H, FFA, and...

Across Kentucky – February 4, 2016

The Spencer County FFA dairy judging team is set to begin a fund raising effort to send its national FFA championship team to compete in Edinburgh, Scotland. Local coach, FFA advisor, Bland Baird says their goal is $25,000. In the past they’ve received donations of cash, corn, a bull, and a grand father...

Georgetown native Ryan Quarles Sworn in as Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an efficient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda. “Being the...

Across Kentucky – November 23, 2015

Kentucky FFA members and chapters did quite well in many categories of competitions during the recent convention of the National FFA organization in Louisville. Matt Chaliff, Executive Secretary of FFA in Kentucky provided a few...

Kentucky FFA Members Excel at National FFA Convention

Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 88th Annual National FFA Convention, which was held October 28- 31 in Louisville.  An all-time record of 65,173 FFA members from across the United States attended the Convention, which is the largest youth organization gathering in the United States. Ruth Ann Myers...

Across Kentucky – October 26, 2015

Some 60,000 FFA members and guests will be swarming Louisville this week as the ag-based youth leadership group hosts its national convention this Wednesday through Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Ky FFA Executive Director, Matt Chaliff, says the gathering has a special significance for Kentucky...

Agriculture commissioner’s “Measure the Candidates” forum focuses on state and national issues

Louisville, KY (October 6, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met today with agriculture commissioner candidates Ryan Quarles and Jean-Marie Lawson Spann to discuss their positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry. In sharing their vision for the future of the...

2015 Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists named

Louisville, KY (October 5, 2015) – Preliminary judging for the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Outstanding Young Farm Family” competition is complete and three finalists have been named for this prestigious honor: Brad and Karen Hines of Hart County, Scott and Shea Lowe of Calloway County, and Wesley...

Kentucky 4-H; a Unique Organization Providing Kentucky Students Unique Opportunities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With more than a quarter of a million members, there is a one-in-three chance any given Kentucky K-12 student is involved in 4-H through a variety of venues including local clubs, special interest activities, camps or school enrichment programs. The organization has been helping build...

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