Across Kentucky – September 8, 2015

It’s one of the oldest statewide student competitions in the state, the Jim Claypool Conservation and Essay Contest, the writing contest underway since the 1940’s. Program details are available on line now for classroom teachers to get their students involved. Johnna McHugh with the Ky Division of...

Living large: Freddy Farm Bureau returns for 58th trip to the Kentucky State Fair

Louisville, KY (August 6, 2015) – A trip to the Kentucky State Fair is simply considered incomplete without taking time to visit everybody’s larger-than-life, denim-clad friend, Freddy Farm Bureau. He returns to his favorite people-watching spot on the front porch of Freedom Hall, sitting tall on his...

Applicants sought for $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant

Louisville, KY (August 4, 2015) – As August ushers in the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is simultaneously searching for the next recipient of its $1,500 Women’s Educational Grant. The grant, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting in December, was...

Across Kentucky – July 30, 2015

A report on the second quarter findings of the state’s Marketbasket Food Price Survey.  Farm Bureau Public Relations Director, Dan Smaldone, comments on the small quarterly average price drop in the 40 staple food items surveyed and discusses goals for the survey as a platform for consumer education that...

Young Farmer Summer Outing

The summer outing for KFB’s young farmers and their families was based in Pikeville and featured a variety of fun-filled activities. Foremost was some outdoor adventures such as a zip line, horseback riding and rafting. And as always, there were several tours of area attractions. There also was business to...

District Policy Development Meetings

Hundreds of county FB leaders from throughout the state participated in the District Policy Development Meetings. Staff members from the Public Affairs Division conduct the sessions to provide a framework for policy development at the county annual meetings. All topics are open for discussion but the focus...

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...

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...

Across Kentucky – July 22, 2015

The two gubernatorial candidates, Matt Bevin and State Attorney General, Jack Conway, will attend the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Measure The Candidates Forum in Louisville tomorrow. Farm group president, Mark Haney, talks about this political tradition that’s been around in one form or fashion since the...

Across Kentucky – July 20, 2015

Mason County has taken the concept of a “book barn” to the next level, putting one on wheels and making it available to the local public library and soon to school systems this fall. Mason County Farm Bureau leader, Sally Walton, says the local library loves it and every school in the county plans to...

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