Boyd County Farm Bureau 2018 college scholarship application now available

 

Boyd County Farm Bureau will award a scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior of a Boyd County School. It is our intention to give recognition to a student who has contributed to the leadership of school and community and has indicated a strong desire to continue educational endeavors. The student must be a member of a family that holds membership in Boyd County Farm Bureau.

The amount of the scholarship shall be $1,500 (divided between terms of a year of post high school education) and may be used at any college or post high school vocational training program. The recipient may be eligible to apply for continuance of the scholarship if certain requirements are met.

These applications will only be available from the high school counselors.

 

KFB Spotlight

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life
April 23, 2019
Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

A Look at Agriculture Outside the US: Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home
April 5, 2019
A Look at Agriculture Outside the US:  Seeing Argentina agriculture gives Kentucky farmers a new appreciation here, at home

Sometimes, the best way to see more clearly, and perhaps appreciate more, a specific issue that is close to home, is to observe if from a different perspective, in a different place.  

Staying out of the Weather: Compost bedded pack barns could eliminate some wintertime hassles
April 4, 2019
Staying out of the Weather:  Compost bedded pack barns could eliminate some wintertime hassles

Since the end of last December, several head of a beef cattle herd on the David and Mollie Appelman / ATM Farm, were kept in a compost bedded pack barn throughout the winter months, rather than out in the wet winter weather. The idea led to dryer feeding conditions, less water/waste run-off, easier working conditions, and happier cows.