From the President’s desk: Youth in agriculture

The National FFA Convention concluded in Louisville on November 1 with more than 62,000 young people participating this year. KFB was proud to once again play a part in this wonderful event by providing sponsorships, contest judges and other workers. David S. Beck, our Executive Vice President, was Chairman...

Across Kentucky – October 28, 2014

The national FFA convention opens in Louisville this Wednesday (Oct 29-Nov 1) with some 63,000 youngsters from across the country participating. Linda Edwards with the Ky Convention Center discusses the challenges of hosting such a huge event, and she talks about efforts to keep Louisville in the host...

Across Kentucky – October 23, 2014

Feldhaus visits with Ky State Fair Board officials about their plans to improve this year’s national FFA convention experience for some 60,000 blue-jacketed youngsters arriving in Louisville next week. One of the biggest challenges from last year was improving cyber world...

Across Kentucky – September 23, 2014

Oldham County is holding its very first “watershed challenge” this Saturday to educate youngsters and the general public on the importance of protecting the watersheds in which they live. Local fiscal court watershed specialist Carolyn Cromer says the contest has a television show feel of “Amazing...

Across Kentucky – September 18, 2014

With over 60,000 Kentucky youth participating last year, the annual Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests have been a big hit with teachers and with students learning about the environment around them. Kim Richardson, Director of the State Division of Conservation, says details of this joint...

Across Kentucky – August 22, 2014

A feature report on how farmers markets are becoming valuable community resources and are expanding their activities well beyond serving as a reliable source for healthful, locally grown food. The Ky Ag Department’s Sharon Spencer says youth activities are a focus for expansion, and that local leaders are...

Across Kentucky – June 10, 2014

The 85th annual convention of the Kentucky FFA is underway today through Thursday in Lexington. Executive Secretary of the group, Matt Chaliff, discusses the health of the organization, the funding challenges presented by a bare bones state budget, and the tremendous support the organization enjoys from the...

Across Kentucky – June 5, 2014

The 85th state convention of Kentucky FFA is on tap for next week in Lexington. Feldhaus visits with Matt Chaliff, Ky Association FFA Executive Secretary, who discusses the strength of the organization, its continuing impact on youth interested in food sciences and natural resources, and that kids in the...

Across Kentucky – March 19, 2013

Today is National Ag Day and this is also national Ag Literacy Week and various observances are being held throughout the state. Feldhaus reports on a major effort in Mercer County where local farm leaders will be interacting with just about all elementary schools this week, going into the classroom to...

Across Kentucky – September 28, 2012

An update report on the application period (through Oct 26) for the LEAD program for leadership development among active young farm leaders in Kentucky. Past participant, Sharon Spencer, currently the Franklin County Farm Bureau President, discusses this opportunity for the 15 successful applicants who will...

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