Across Kentucky – March 21, 2016

A report on current legislation backed by the ag community to create a Kentucky Water Resources Board to enhance the quality of water resources available across the state. Featured is Shelby County farmer, John Wills, he recalls the drought of ’83 and its impacts, and who also sees the value in planning...

Randy Adams wins Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2015) – Randy Adams of Anderson County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the...

Across Kentucky – August 18, 2015

The community of Pleasurville, in Henry and Shelby Counties, is trying to revitalize its economic activities on Main Street and has taken a major step in opening a new “indoor farmers market” that operates along side some other shops.  Community leader, Cheryl Clark, explains how they developed the...

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...

Across Kentucky – July 14, 2015

It’s peach season at Mulberry Orchard in Shelby County! Co-owner Amanda Gajdzik says several peach varieties did take a hit from the rough winter, but several others made it through just fine. Gajdzik talks about their continuing evolution as a roadside market including their use of social media and their...

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...

“Farmer of the Year” applications now being accepted

Louisville, KY (April 20, 2015) – The 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award. KFB initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its...

Taxing issue . . . Farmers frustrated over equipment deduction flap

One of the most popular provisions in the federal tax code keeps getting snagged in Congressional wrangling over broader tax policies. That’s not sitting well with the farmers and small business operators who benefit from Section 179, which allows a deduction on the purchase of equipment. KFB Director...

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