Kentucky Farm Bureau to host “Measure the Candidates” forum for Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture

Louisville, KY (September 23, 2015) – The Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Board of Directors will host the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture candidates Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) and Ryan Quarles (R) at a “Measure the Candidates” forum on Tuesday, October 6, in Louisville. The event – held at the KFB...

Across Kentucky – September 22, 2015

This is the height of roadside farm market season across Kentucky with corn mazes, hay rides and straw castles to be explored. Farm Bureau President, Mark Haney, is featured on the tremendous educational opportunity a weekend market trip can be. Check for a roadside operation near you at:...

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...

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...

Kentucky Farm Bureau Reports – August 2015

On this edition we visit a policy development meeting as well as the Measure the Candidates forum for Kentucky Governor.

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...

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...

Agricultural and rural issues on center stage during gubernatorial “Measure the Candidates” forum

Louisville, KY (July 23, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Board of Directors met today with gubernatorial candidates Jack Conway and Matt Bevin to discuss positions on issues affecting the state’s agriculture industry. Conway (D) and Bevin (R) fielded questions from the KFB leaders and explained...

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...

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