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...

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...

Kentucky Farm Bureau hosting Jack Conway and Matt Bevin for “Measure the Candidates” forum on July 23

Louisville, KY (July 13, 2015) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway (D) and Matt Bevin (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Thursday, July 23, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB state headquarters at 10 a.m. ET – provides...

Agriculture takes center stage as consumers drive local food movement

By: Mark Haney KFB calls itself “The Voice of Agriculture” because it is the only organization representing all farmers – big or small.  We have county leaders growing everything from A (alfalfa) to Z (zucchini). Me and my brother, Don, have an apple orchard, retail market and cattle in Pulaski...

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