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...

Across Kentucky – November 3, 2015

A preview report of the North American International Livestock Exposition opening today (Nov 3 -20) at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Expo coordinator, Steve Kelly, says the event has a $16 million economic impact on the region and that several of the species classes are at record high entry...

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...

National FFA Organization Honors Kentucky Farm Bureau Executive Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015/National FFA Organization) – David Beck, executive vice president of the Kentucky Farm Bureau, has been awarded the VIP Citation by the National FFA Organization, recognizing his significant contributions and dedication to FFA and agricultural education. Beck has...

52nd Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction places agriculture, politics and philanthropy on center stage

Louisville, KY (August 17, 2015) – The Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction, a large-scale celebration of the Commonwealth’s deep agricultural roots, returns for its 52nd year as the official kickoff to Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Day at the Kentucky State Fair. This ticketed event begins at 7:30...

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...

Farmers’ markets expand access for low-income Kentucky families

Frankfort, Ky. – Low-income families can use their SNAP benefits to buy fresh, nutritious local foods at more Kentucky farmers’ markets than ever before, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. Up to 225 farmers’ markets and individual producers now use Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) equipment...

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...

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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