Across Kentucky – March 2, 2016

A report on Harlan County’s recent efforts to work with the local school board in getting a Vocational Education teacher back in the school system, with one goal to re-start a local FFA chapter. Local farm bureau president, Don Miniard, says a coalition of local groups came together for the effort, which...

Across Kentucky – October 26, 2015

Some 60,000 FFA members and guests will be swarming Louisville this week as the ag-based youth leadership group hosts its national convention this Wednesday through Saturday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Ky FFA Executive Director, Matt Chaliff, says the gathering has a special significance for Kentucky...

UKAg diversity director recognized as a Game Changer

By Aimee Nielson LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 17, 2015) – University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment assistant dean and director of the Office of Diversity, Quentin Tyler, was recently named a Game Changer by Workforce Magazine. The human resources publication annually gives the Game...

Across Kentucky – August 13, 2015

For Metcalfe County youth involved in the county’s 4-H country ham program, a recent ag development grant of about $3,800 made the difference. Local extension agent Amy Branstetter says the local program teaches the kids about leadership and other life skills.  Branstetter is hopeful their county will...

Stallman announces departure in January

Washington, D.C., July 14, 2015 – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman announced today that he will not seek reelection in January 2016 following 16 years at the helm of the nation’s largest, most influential general farm organization. Stallman, a cattle and rice producer from Columbus,...

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...

Nominations open for Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for Class XI. KALP, housed in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is an intensive two-year program designed for young agricultural producers and agribusiness individuals from Kentucky and...

Nominations urged for leadership program

The Kentucky Agricultural Leadership Program is accepting nominations for its 11th class. Housed in the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, KALP is an intensive two-year program designed for young farmers and agribusiness individuals. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of Kentucky or...

Cameron Edwards chosen for Partners in Agricultural Leadership program

Louisville, KY (April 1, 2015) – The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has chosen a group of 10 young agricultural leaders from across the country to participate in the eighth class of the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) honors program, and for the second time Kentucky is represented in the...

Across Kentucky – January 16, 2015

It’s been a tremendous year for Kentucky 4-H with over 238,000 young people across the state taking part in that organization. Keith Rogers, Executive Director of the Ky 4-H Foundation says that figure means over 30% of youth, kindergarten age through 19 years old, are taking part in this...

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