Boyd County Farm Bureau honored in Kentucky Farm Bureau's County Activities of Excellence Program
Boyd County Farm Bureau was honored as one of the five winners in the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) County Activities of Excellence program. All five recipients of the award were recognized during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville Dec 4-7.
The County Activities of Excellence competition was developed to identify and honor the outstanding, innovative programs or activities conducted at the county level that meet the overall goals of the organization. The program also encourages KFB members to share their ideas with others who may benefit or be able to replicate a successful program in their own county.
Boyd County Farm Bureau was recognized for its “Distracted Driving Essay Contest” aimed at helping high school juniors better understand the dangers of distracted driving. Over 300 students submitted essays discussing those dangers, as well as ways to become better drivers. The winner and runner-up at each of the county’s five high schools received awards of $500 and $250, respectively. The five school winners competed for the $1500 top prize and $750 for the runner-up. The county board wanted the reward to be like a scholarship, but available to everyone in the junior class.
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The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) was approved through the Kentucky Healthy at Work initiative to host a modified show this year. NAILE is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition in the world and runs Nov. 3-19, 2020 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
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Unless you haven’t been watching television or listening to the radio for the past several months, you have undoubtedly seen or heard the many political ads that are currently filling the airwaves, not to mention all the print ads in newspapers and magazines, and the many social media posts related to the upcoming election.
- Comment Column: The Family Farm, A Classroom Like No Other
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I’m blessed to have grown up on our family farm in Clark County. It taught me the benefits of hard work as I learned through hands-on activities that took place every day. I discovered how to grow crops, care for animals, and to be a good steward of the land. It was a classroom like no other and my parents set an example that I carry with me daily.