January 8, 2016 Legislative Report No. 2 – 2016 Kentucky General Assembly

Today marks the fourth legislative day of this sixty day session. In the first four days of the session there have been a total of 126 Senate bills and resolutions and 236 House bills and resolutions introduced. On January 4, Governor Bevin issued a Road Fund Budget Reduction Order. This was necessary...

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...

Salty story . . . New book extols country ham’s heritage

By: Ray Bowman Kentuckians like their country ham. For conformation look no further than the KFB Country Ham Breakfast at the State Fair, where well over a thousand guests enjoy the famous salted pork and businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for the blue ribbon winner. Country ham also has a...

Butler County Farm Bureau honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2014 “Top County”

Louisville, KY (December 5, 2014) – Recognized for its outstanding programming and for having a positive impact on both the community and its membership, Butler County Farm Bureau was honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “Top County” in 2014. This is the second year in a row that Butler County won...

Across Kentucky – October 2, 2014

The Trigg County Country Ham Festival will be held October 10 and 11 in downtown Cadiz, which is located near Land Between the Lakes just west of Hopkinsville.  The festival increases the population of Cadiz from just under four-thousand to an estimated 30 to 40-thousand people each...

Ninety-four high school students to attend Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

Louisville, KY (June 5, 2013) – Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but that doesn’t mean Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) emphasis on education is slowing down. Ninety-four high school juniors from 60 counties across the state have accepted invitations to attend KFB’s 28th annual...

Across Kentucky – December 11, 2012

A report on a $220,000 ag development grant awarded to the Hopkinsville Surface & Stormwater Utility to do a water quality study of the Little River Basin covering Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties. Local agri-business leader Brian Lacefield has been in charge of project fund raising and explains its...

Nearly $2 million in Agricultural Development Funds Awarded

SLADE, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2012) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $1,947,966 in 38 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its October board meeting at Natural Bridge State Park. State and regional investments...

More than $2.2 million in Agricultural Development Funds Awarded: Agricultural Development Board invests in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2012) – The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB), chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, today approved $2,251,164 in 23 agricultural diversification projects across the Commonwealth during its September board meeting. State and regional investments included: $33,255...