Next Generation Heading to NAILE

The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is arguably the biggest and most prestigious livestock show in the country having hosted millions of visitors and exhibitors to Louisville since it began in 1974. While many of those exhibitors have made it a yearly experience, Jenna Harrod and...

Across Kentucky – October 21, 2015

While the number of commercial country ham processors has dwindled over the years, Charlie Gatton of Father’s Country Hams in Muhlenberg County sees some bright spots on the horizon for that agri-business. Gatton was this year’s winner of the state fair grand champion country ham award. He discusses...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Reports – September 2015

On this month’s report we focus on Kentucky Farm Bureau Day at the State Fair.

Kentucky 4-H; a Unique Organization Providing Kentucky Students Unique Opportunities

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – With more than a quarter of a million members, there is a one-in-three chance any given Kentucky K-12 student is involved in 4-H through a variety of venues including local clubs, special interest activities, camps or school enrichment programs. The organization has been helping build...

Across Kentucky – September 18, 2015

A feature report with Mercer County sheep producer, Jim Mansfield, also serving as president of the Ky Sheep and Wool Producers Association. Slowly but surely more retail outlets are beginning to stock lamb products across the state. Feldhaus visited with Mansfield when he was at a major state fair food...

KFB’s ag investment at the state fair

Kentucky Farm Bureau’s involvement in the Kentucky State Fair helps lead us once again to a successful and ag-educational fair. I, along with my fellow Leadership Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD) classmates, had the privilege of attending KFB day at the state fair. What a great time! We...

Kentucky Farm Bureau at the Kentucky State Fair

By: Becky Kinder The 2015 Kentucky State Fair is officially in the books! By all accounts it looks as if this could be a record breaking year; with great activities, concerts and weather. It was a state fair that dreams could be made of. Each year nearly 600,000 people attend the event making it the...

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...

Across Kentucky – August 25, 2015

A preview of this Thursday’s Country Ham Breakfast at the state fair. Event coordinator, Farm Bureau’s Joe Cain, talks about the planning involved for serving a breakfast for 1,600 diners. He also speculates on the winning bid for the charity auction of the state fair grand champion ham, which last year...

Students Will Cook For Scholarships at the Third Annual Junior Chef Competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fifteen high school teams from across Kentucky will compete for scholarships and the coveted championship trophy at the third annual Kentucky Proud Farm to School Junior Chef Tournament during the Kentucky State Fair at the Kentucky Exposition Center. “The Junior Chef competition...

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