Across Kentucky – January 27, 2016

A feature report with Graves County farmer, Keith Lowry, who was recently named by Farm Bureau as Kentucky’s Farmer of the Year. Lowry produces over 9,000 acres of crops, has an excavating enterprise and does a little commercial truck hauling. Lowry will represent Kentucky at a similar, multi-state...

Keith Lowry of Graves County Named 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year.”

Louisville, KY (December 4, 2015) – Vincent “Keith” Lowry of Graves County  was honored as the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 96th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year, KFB recognizes an individual whose efforts not only strengthen the state’s...

Across Kentucky – November 20, 2015

Kentucky grain growers can get the jump on the 2016 production season by attending one of three Early Bird Grain Grower meetings set for Nov 23, Nov 24, and Dec 7, in Graves, Union and Hardin Counties respectively. Graves County extension agent, Trent Murdock, says growers in his region have turned out in...

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 5, 2015

Feldhaus provides the first in a series of “snapshot features’ with candidates for Ky Commissioner of Agriculture. His first guest is House District 2, state representative, Richard Heath of Graves County, who discusses the scope of the office and of his background in farming and agri-business,...

Salty story . . . New book extols country ham’s heritage

By: Ray Bowman Kentuckians like their country ham. For conformation look no further than the KFB Country Ham Breakfast at the State Fair, where well over a thousand guests enjoy the famous salted pork and businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for the blue ribbon winner. Country ham also has a...

Across Kentucky – February 20, 2015

From Pike County to Graves, some 38 Kentucky high schools have developed “Junior Chef” teams for a statewide competition culminating at the Ky State Fair. Tina Garland, program coordinator with the Ky Department of Agriculture, says teams use locally grown food ingredients to develop recipes, many of...

Jack Trumbo named “Farmer of the Year”

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Jack Trumbo, a 64-year farming veteran of Shelby County, was honored as the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 95th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year, KFB recognizes an individual whose efforts not only strengthen...

Across Kentucky – December 4, 2014

Getting a jump on 2015 grain crop preparation is the goal of three Early Bird Meetings hosted by UK in Henderson, Graves, and Hardin Counties early next week. Specialists will discuss lower grain prices, tighter profit margins, and drought and herbicide resistant weed problems among other topics, Dec...

2014 “Farmer of the Year” finalists named

Louisville, KY (October 29, 2014) – The competitive field for one of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) top honors is now down to its three finalists as preliminary judging of the 2014 “Farmer of the Year” award is complete. Ronnie Cooper of Lincoln County, Keith Lowry of Graves County, and Jack Trumbo of...

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