Ag officials voice support for grain research center

KFB President Mark Haney was among a group of state agriculture leaders who appeared before the state legislature’s Interim Joint Agriculture Committee to express support for a proposed “Grain Center for Excellence” at UK’s Research and Education Center at Princeton. The lawmakers held a July meeting...

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...

Cameron Edwards wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2014) – Cameron Edwards of Webster 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...

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...

Young farmer summer outing . . .

The summer outing for KFB’s young farmers and their families was based in Elizabethtown and featured tours of some award-winning farms in Hardin, LaRue and Hart counties, as well as visits to signature locales like Glendale, Maker’s Mark Distillery and My Old Kentucky Home. There also was business to...

Elections held during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 94th annual meeting

Louisville, KY (December 7, 2013) – Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s 94th annual meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Fritz Giesecke as...

Rep. Tom McKee honored for Distinguished Service to Agriculture

Louisville, KY (December 6, 2013) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom McKee has been named winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture. He was honored during the organization’s 94th annual meeting at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, receiving an engraved...

Across Kentucky – November 29, 2013

Feldhaus talks with Kentucky House Ag Committee Chair, Tom McKee of Harrison County, getting a preview of the 2014 legislative session and what it might hold for agriculture. McKee says the budget will be the main focus of action, but there will be some final touches for the state’s animal care standards...

Burley market outlook is good

If everything falls into place, this year’s burley tobacco crop will be the most valuable one since the tobacco program was abolished in 2004. World burley production fell by around 25 percent last year, creating low stock levels. Companies are now clamoring for the high quality burley common in Kentucky...

Stacy Vincent wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Louisville, KY (December 8, 2012)– Stacy Vincent of Fayette 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...

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