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...

Across Kentucky – December 16, 2015

A report on timber theft; how to spot it and how to prevent it. Feldhaus visits with Frank Hicks of Clark County who also owns woodlands in Greenup County. He talks about personal experience as an “away owner” and how a helpful neighbor can be a strong ally in stopping thefts. Hicks serves as president...

Roadside Markets Program turns 20

This summer marks the 20th anniversary of KFB’s Certified Roadside Markets Program. The program provides collective advertising, promotional items, educational tour opportunities and other marketing and promotional benefits. This year there are 101 markets enrolled, as compared to 25 in 1996. There are...

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...

Cody Lee Burke and Lilly Robertson win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Cody Lee Burke of Fleming County, and Lilly Robertson of Logan County were awarded top honors in the 2014 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest. Both winners were recognized during the December 4 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 95th annual meeting, held...

Presidents Conference . . .

“I realize I’m preaching to the choir,” keynote speaker Bruce Vincent said to participants at the Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference last month. Vincent is a Montana logger who has become an acclaimed motivational speaker as a result of a rugged battle with the federal government over logging...

Ray Allan Mackey named “Farmer of the Year”

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2013) – Ray Allan Mackey, a 27-year farming veteran of Hardin County, was honored as the 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 94th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year, KFB recognizes an individual whose efforts not only...

2013 “Farmer of the Year” finalists named

Louisville, KY (October 30, 2013) – The competitive field for one of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) top honors has narrowed to its three finalists as preliminary judging of the 2013 “Farmer of the Year” nominees is now complete. Gary Cecil of Daviess County, Kenny Imel of Greenup County, and Ray Allan...

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