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Allen County welcomes fall with their city's display of scarecrows! Local business display scarecrows that often look remarkably like someone at the office. The local farm bureau office staff assembled this display.

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Secretary Eva Carter, Board member Jerry Marsh and CSR Sabriana Lonas served at the recent Disaster Preparedness Fair held at our local extension office. Fair attenders learned how insurance and financial planning are vital to surviving emergencies and disasters. Curious if you're prepared? Click on the link to view the financial planning pyramid and tips on how to start preparing today!

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Scholarship Winners

Each year the county federation provides two $1000 scholarships! One is for a high school senior but one can be awarded to either a high school senior or a student already enrolled in college.


The winner of this year's upper classman scholarship is Elizabeth Ralph--a senior in nursing at WKU. She is pictured here accepting the check from county secretary Eva Carter. Best wishes Elizabeth!

nick carter Nick Carter receives a certificate from county federation President Dennis Arterburn. Nick was awarded our $1,000 ACSH Senior scholarship. Nick is the son of Ricky and Lisa Carter.

2009 Legislative Appreciation Banquet
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The board recently invited our elected representatives from county, state, and local level to an appreciation banquet. Here are the directors and guests! Good looking group!

DSC05838 (Custom)  Folks of all ages attended the banquet! 
DSC05840 (Custom)  Seated is Harold Wayne Rippy, a long-time county board member, WWII veteran, life-long farmer and community volunteer. Mr. Rippy was awarded a Kentucky Colonel by State Representative Wilson Stone. 
DSC05828 (Custom) A Surprise visitor…a gorilla bearing balloons stopped by the meeting.
DSC05831 (Custom)  What a banquet! Board directors and their families provided these tasty additions to the 2009 Legislative Appreciation Banquet. 

Our very own Allen county farm bureau directors, Bart and Sarah Jones were selected as Kentucky Farm Bureau's Outstanding Young Farm Family of the Year AND were named one of the TOP TEN young farm families in the nation at the American Farm Bureau convention held in San Antonio January 2009! See the March 19 Citizen Times for a complete story.

 legislative appreicate dinner President Dennis Arterburn and State Board Member prepare steak for the county board's legislative appreicate dinner July 2008.
 legislative appreciation dinner02 Ky Farm Bureau President Marshall Coyle and State Senator Ritchie Sanders visit at our 2008 legislative appreciation dinner.

 OFBY_winner Tyler Arterburn is our 2008 IFAL attendee AND winner of our 2008 Outstanding Youth Contest!

 DisasterEmergencyFair Local insurance agents Todd White and Glen Jordan staffed the Allen County Federation booth at our community's Disaster/Emergency Preparedness Fair held at the local YMCA.

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Helen Faye Pruitt was one of our TWO $1,000 scholarship winners. Travis Ogles, our other winner is not pictured. Helen receives her check from long-time county office CSR, Mickey Parrish.

Estate Planner




Estate Planner Rob Pittman shared information with our local cattleman's assocation at one of their monthly meetings.

Allen Co Agency Manager, Todd White and wife Robin, accept an award on behalf of the agency! The hard work and dedication of the local office staff earned them "Agency of the Year" for insurance district 2 for the 3rd year in a row! This award was presented at insurance company's annual conference held March 2008 at the Galt House. Presenting the award are Ken Wilson and John Sparrow of the insurance company.


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