Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 96th Annual Meeting

Louisville, KY (November 20, 2015) – More than 1,500 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members from across the state will gather for the organization’s 96th annual meeting December 2-5 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Delegates from all of the state’s 120 counties assemble for the four-day...

Grand Champion Ham won with $400,000 charitable bid at 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction

Louisville, KY (August 27, 2015) – On a stage set to celebrate the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 52nd annual Country Ham Breakfast & Auction concluded this morning with a show-stealing $400,000 bid for the Kentucky State Fair’s Grand Champion Ham. After a...

52nd Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction places agriculture, politics and philanthropy on center stage

Louisville, KY (August 17, 2015) – The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 52nd year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30...

Vote for your Local Food Hero through Aug. 5

Frankfort, Ky. — Kentuckians are invited to select their favorite farmers in online voting for the 2015 Local Food Heroes through Aug. 5. The Local Food Heroes awards are a partnership of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Seed Capital KY, and Louisville Metro Government and are sponsored by Farm...

Agriculture, politics and philanthropy take center stage at the 51st Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction

Louisville, KY (August 13, 2014) – The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 51st year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30...

KY. Proud Urban Garden Project Breaks Ground to Teach Youth Life Lessons Through Agriculture

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, Louisville officials, and local youth broke ground on a program designed to teach young people about nutrition and how to grow, cook, market, and sell their own food. Commissioner Comer was joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and District 1 City...

KFB Directors meet with state officials

Less than 24 hours after being an honored guest at President Obama’s State of the Union address, Governor Steve Beshear met with KFB’s Board of Directors as part of their two-day meeting in Frankfort. Senate President Robert Stivers and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer also addressed the group, plus...

Homegrown by heroes goes national: Kentucky brand will help vets across the U.S.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky initiative to identify farm products produced by veterans will become a national brand, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced on Veterans Day at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. The Farmer Veteran Coalition will administer the Homegrown by Heroes...

FFA Convention has a rousing send-off

KFB Executive Vice President David S. Beck was the host of a widely-publicized October 2 kickoff news conference for the National FFA Convention. A former state FFA officer from the Lyon County chapter, Beck served as Chairman of the Host Committee for the 86th annual National FFA Convention which was held...

IdeaFestival event addresses local food issues

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Leaders and thinkers will discuss local food and the broad array of issues associated with it in a new event Sept. 23 at the Mellwood Arts Center in Louisville. IF Local Food: The Power of Change is an affiliate event of IdeaFestival, a leading celebration for creative thinkers and the...

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