- September 25, 2014
The Barren County Farm Bureau Federation Annual Membership Meeting was held September 20th at Barren County Trojan Academy, with a rib-eye steak dinner prepared by the Barren County Cattlemen's Association and enjoyed by the over 300 members in attendance.
The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest and Variety Contest were also held with the Business Meeting and a Measure the Candidate program between candidates for the 23 District House of Representatives, Johnny Bell and Jeff Jobe.
The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and the Variety Contest was conducted by Women's Chairs Cynthia Rowland and Glenda Cox. The youth participating in the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest were male contestant winner Bradon Burks son of Barbara Burks and Scott and Kim Burks. Winner in female division was Mariah Hughes daughter of Mark and Letitia Hughes, 2nd place was Sara Butler daughter of Regina and Billy Butler and 3rd place was Courtney Pedigo daughter of Jimmy and Tonya Pedigo. The Variety contestants were: Winner Anna K Alexander daughter of Jason and Cindy Alexander and runner-up Daniel Bannister son of Brian and Jennifer Bannister.
Bradon Burks and Mariah Hughes and Anna K. Alexander will represent Barren County Farm Bureau Federation at the District 4 Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth and Variety Contest on November 1st, 7:30 p.m. at the Lera B. Mitchell Club House.
Pictured from left to right: Barren County Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contestants were: left to right Bradon Burks(winner), Mariah Hughes(winner), Sara Butler and Courtney Pedigo and Variety Contestants were Anna K. Alexander(winner) and Daniel Bannister.
Barren County Farm Bureau Federation President Jay Coleman conducted the Measure the Candidates program with the candidates for the 23rd District House of Representatives, Johnny Bell and Jeff Jobe. Each candidate was given time for an opening and closing statement with President Coleman asking several questions pertaining to topics that face farmers and non farmers today, topics also that appear in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Policy Book. Barren County Farm Bureau wishes to thank these gentleman for taking part in the Measure the Candidate program.
The Annual Membership Business meeting was held with the 2013 minutes being approved. The Insurance Agency Managers, Agents and CSR's were introduced, they are Matt London, Josh Harden, Joe Myers, Eric Spainhoward, Angela Cleveland, Jennifer Smith, Cheryl Wooten and Annie Craddock.
Election of Board of Directories and Officers and Chairmen, Board members and officers chairman are Jay Coleman, President, !st Vice-President- Chris Schalk, 2nd.- Vice-President, Frank Rowland, Secretary/Treasure Rebecca Tracy, Women's Co- Chairs: Cynthia Rowland and Glenda Cox, and Young Farmers Chair, Jimmy Allen. Directors-Neil Allen, Brad Bailey, Glenn and Betty Barrick, Mike Cox, Malcolm Gardner, Randy London, Eugenia Morrison, Robert Siddens, William and Barbara Strode.
Also 2014 Policy Resolutions were read and approved, these will be sent to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation to join other resolutions from across the state to be considered by the resolution committee, then resolutions from the committee will be considered at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in December. The following three policy resolutions will be sent from Barren County Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting: 1) We strongly encourage a more readily available permit and quicker emergency permit process for nuisance wild life such as the American Black Vulture. 2) We support the use of coal in generating low cost, affordable electricity. 3) We support the continued 50% allocation of the Master Settlement Agreement for agriculture.
A reminder for all members the "Florida Fruit and Nut" program is now in progress, order forms are available at both Farm Bureau Offices (Reynolds Road and Cleveland Avenue) , the deadline for ordering is October 27, 2014. Watch for an ad in this paper with just a few of items offered to our members.
The Barren County Scholarship applications are now available at the local offices also. The Barren County Farm Bureau Federation offers 2 $500.00 Scholarship to a male and female student entering college and majoring in Agricultural or Ag. related fields or Family & Consumer Science or related fields, we also have the same scholarships program for students who are now attending college. For information on these program contact the Farm Bureau Offices or Betty Barrick.
- November 05, 2013
District 4 Farm Bureau Variety Contest was held at Lera B. Mitchell Club House in Glasgow on November 2. District 4 Women's Committee Chairman, Vickie Bryant of Monroe County conducted the meeting. Youth from the 4 District participating in the Variety Contest were seated right to left: Lydia Manley and Jaclyn Batchelor, Logan County(Winners), Emily Stephens, Barren County, Colton and Caton Clark, Green County, standing left to right: Caleb Cline, Simpson County, Isabella Sills, Monroe County, John Mark McElroy, Warren County(Runner-up), and Jerrica Reed, Metcalfe County. Lydia Manley and Jaclyn Batchelor will participate in the Variety Show to be held during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, December 4-7 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. Congratulations to Jaclyn and Lydia and all the participants for doing a great job representing their counties.
District 4 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest was held on November 2 at Lera B. Mitchell Club House in Glasgow with District 4 Women's Chairman, Vickie Bryant conducting the meeting. Youth from District 4 participating in the Outstanding Youth Contest were standing right to left: Rachel Fields, Barren County, Lillian Mae Robertson, Logan County (Winner), Kailey Barlow, Allen County (Runner-Up), Morgan Askins, Warren County, Cassady Wilson, Monroe County and Taylor Pinson, Simpson County. Seated right to left: Thomas Poole, Logan County (Winner), Jared Walden, Allen County, and Nathan Cherry, Warren County, (runner-up).
Lillian Robertson and Thomas Poole will represent District 4 Farm Bureau at the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest to be held on December 5th during the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Louisville. Congratulations to all the contestants for a great job representing their counties, and best of luck to Lillian and Thomas at the state level.
- September 26, 2013
The Barren County Farm Bureau Federation held their Annual Membership Meeting Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Barren County Trojan Academy. President Jay Coleman welcomed all in attendance. Invocation was given by 2nd vice president Frank Rowland and Pledge to Flag was led by 1st vice president Chris Chalk after which all in attendance enjoyed a meal served by the Barren County Cattleman's Association.
President Jay Coleman then surprised Glenn Barrick, who had announced at the last board meeting that he would be stepping down from the treasurer's position, but would stay as a board member, with a plaque that read to Glenn Barrick, For 25 Years as Treasurer of Barren County Farm Bureau Federation, 1988-2013. Mr. Coleman said that Glenn had served Barren County Farm Bureau Federation in other capacities, serving as president twice, 2nd Vice President and chair of various Farm Bureau Committees, serving also on the KFBF Board of Directories. President Coleman stated that Glenn and Betty had started with the young farmers program and given over 53 years of service to Barren County Farm Bureau.
The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth and Variety Contest was conducted by co-women's chair Cynthia Rowland. The winner of the Outstanding Youth Contest was Rachel Fields and runner-up was Sara Bulter. In the Variety contest were winner Emily Stevens, 2nd place was Anna Kate Alexander and 3rd place was Alix Owens. Rachel Fields and Emily Stevens will represent Barren County in the District 4 Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth Contest and Variety Contest, to be held on November 2nd. at the Lera B Mitchell Club House. Congratulations and good luck Rachel and Emily at the District Contest.
Business session was held as follows: Neil Allen read the following Resolutions which were passed by the membership in attendance and they will go to the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Resolution Committee, with final resolutions reading at the KFBF Annual Meeting in December, (1) We strongly recommend the widening and increase of weight-limit restrictions of our state and county bridges for safety issues. (2) We continue to oppose the freezing of the state property tax rate. We continue to support the 1979 House Bill 44 in its original form. (3) We strongly recommend removal of the black vulture from protected status. (4) We oppose the concept of centralized voting. (5) We oppose trans-gender dressing rooms and restrooms in public and private schools.
For information on any Kentucky Farm Bureau Service or any of the contest, or scholarships offered by the county and/or state contact your local offices on Reynolds Road or Cleveland Ave.
|BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION PRESIDENT JAY COLEMAN (LEFT) PRESENTED GLENN BARRICK WITH A PLAQUE FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE AS BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION TREASURER. BARRICK WILL REMAIN ON THE COUNTY BOARD AS A DIRECTOR.||BARREN COUNTY OUTSTANDING FARM BUREAU YOUTH RUNNER-UP ON LEFT WAS SARA BUTLER, ON RIGHT IS WINNER RACHEL FIELDS. RACHEL WILL REPRESENT BARREN COUNTY AT THE DISTRICT CONTEST ON NOVEMBER 2 AT LERA B. MITCHELL CLUB HOUSE.|
|BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU PARTICIPANT'S IN THE VARIETY CONTEST WERE: LEFT TO RIGHT: WINNER : EMILY STEVENS, 2ND PLACE: ANNA KATE ALEXANDER, 3RD PLACE: ALIX OWENS.
EMILY WILL REPRESENT BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU AT THE DISTRICT CONTEST ON NOVEMBER 2 AT LERA B. MITCHELL CLUB HOUSE.
|BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU OFFICERS ELECTED AT THE BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU FEDERATION MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 21 WERE LEFT TO RIGHT: BECKY TRACY, SECRETARY-TREASURER, CHRIS SCHALK, 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, JAY COLEMAN, PRESIDENT AND FRANK ROWLAND, 2 VICE PRESIDENT.|
|BARREN COUNTY FARM BUREAU BOARD OF DIRECTORIES: STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT BACK ROW: JAY COLEMAN, BRAD BAILEY, ROBERT SIDDENS, RANDY LONDON, NEIL ALLEN, WESLEY JUDD, WILLIAM STRODE, INSURANCE AGENCY MANAGER JOSHUA HARDEN. 2ND ROW:CHRIS SCHALK,
GLENDA COX, MIKE COX, BECKY TRACY, BARBARA STRODE, EUGENIA MORRISON AND GLENN BARRICK. FRONT ROW: MALCOLM GARDNER, CYNTHIA ROWLAND, FRANK ROWLAND, MATTHEW LONDON, INSURANCE AGENCY MANAGER, JOE D. MYERS, INSURANCE AGENT AND BETTY BARRICK.
- September 16, 2013
National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15-21, 2013, and the theme is WORKING TOGETHER FOR SAFETY IN AGRICULTURE. The event is celebrated each year during the third week in September and has been recognized since 1944. This observance serves to raise awareness of the hazards of agriculture work and prevent illness and injury. On hand as Barren County Judge Executive Davie Greer signed the National Farm Safety and Health Week Proclamation were seated: left to right Kari Button, President Farm Safety 4 Just Kids Org., Judge Greer, Betty Barrick, Chairman Barren County Farm Bureau Safety and Health Committee, standing on left Barren County Farm Bureau Women's Co-Chairman and Barren County Farm Bureau President Jay Coleman.
- September 12, 2013
The Barren County Farm Bureau Federation Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Saturday night September 21, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Barren County Trojan Academy. Tickets (no charge) may be picked up at the Barren County Farm Bureau Offices, Reynolds Road or Cleveland Avenue locations. Deadline for getting tickets will be Monday September 16th.
The meal will be served by the Barren County Cattleman's Association.
The Women's Committee will be conducting the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest and Variety Contest, for information you may contact Cynthia Rowland at 270-651-9190, entry forms may also be picked up at either of the Farm Bureau Offices.(1108 Cleveland Ave. or 106 Reynolds Rd.) Business meeting will also be held, election of directors and officers, adoption of policy's, etc. This will also be a chance for Farm Buerau members to meet the new insurance agents, Matt London and Josh Harden. Drawing for door prizes will be at the end of the meeting.
- August 08, 2013
Three Barren County Farm Bureau Young Farmer members joined hundreds of other Young Farmers in Hopkinsville, KY on July 12 - 13 for the annual summer outing. While there, they were given an update on KY agriculture from Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer, toured several local farms and agriculture businesses, and capped off the weekend with a visit to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. Pictured are Barren Co. Farm Bureau members Dr. Kristie Guffey, Kylee Allen, and Jimmy Allen. If you are interested in learning more about the Young Farmer program, contact your local Farm Bureau office or visit www.kyfb.com/yf.
- July 15, 2013
Barren County Farm Bureau Federation has announced the recipients of their scholarships for 2013. These $500 scholarships are offered each year, a male and female student graduating from High School and entering College in the fall, also a scholarship is given to male and female student already attending college. These students are required to go into some form of Agriculture.
The recipient of the High School scholarship is Trevor Baise son of Phillip and Becky Baise of Glasgow, he is a 2013 graduate of Barren County High School and plans on attending Western Kentucky University to study general agriculture. Trevor said his chosen career was agriculture.
There was no female applicant this year.
The female recipient of the college scholarship was Megan Fields of Barren County, she is a Junior at Western Kentucky University where here chosen field is animal science. Megan is the daughter of Daryl and Jennifer Fields of Glasgow.
Corey Wooten received the second college scholarship, he is a senior at the University of Louisville where he is studying engineering, he hope to use his degree in the Agriculture Field. Corey is a graduate of Glasgow High School.
Barren County Farm Bureau congratulates these three young people and wish them success in their chosen fields. For information on the 2014 scholarships you may contact the Barren County Farm Bureau Office( and speak with Becky Tracy) at 678-3500, or pick up a form at their office on Reynolds Road.
|Megan Fields||Corey Wooten|
- March 20, 2013
Barren County has four $500 scholarships available: two for high school students entering college(male and female) and two for currently enrolled college students (male and female). The deadline for applications is April 1.
High School Application (pdf)
College Application (pdf)
- March 19, 2013
Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Women's Leadership Conference was held recently at the Louisville Marriott East. Ladies from across the state were in attendance to take part in workshops, hearing outstanding speakers, entertaiment from past Farm Bureau talent participates, update on Farm Bureau Services and a chance to visit and share ideas with other ladies from across the State. Pictured are left to right: Vickie Bryant, District 4 Women's Chairman, Phyllis Amyx, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Women's Chairman, Betty Barrick, Barren County Women's Committee and Cynthia Rowland, Barren County Co-Women's Chairman.
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