Bullitt County Students Awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships

 

Louisville, KY (July 6, 2018) – Three Bullitt County high school seniors received college scholarships from Kentucky Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.

Maranda Barker of North Bullitt High School was awarded a $2,000 “Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors Scholarship,” a $2,000 “Bullitt County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Scholarship” and a $1,000 scholarship from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation. After graduating from high school, Barker plans to attend Murray State University to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. She is the daughter of Rachelle Barker of Louisville, KY.

Kolby Faust of Trinity High School received a $2,000 “Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors Scholarship”. After completing high school, he plans to attend the University of Kentucky to earn a degree in engineering. Faust is the son of Kevin and Michelle Faust of Mt. Washington, KY.

Krista Dunn of Bullitt Central High School received a $2,000 “Bullitt County Farm Bureau Board of Directors Scholarship” and a $2,000 “Bullitt County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Scholarship.” After graduating from high school, she will attend Murray State University to earn a degree in zoology. Dunn is the daughter of Rickie and Melanie Dunn of Brooks, KY.

Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.

 

KFB Spotlight

Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative
February 16, 2021
Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative

The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.

Renewing Your 'Ag Tag' Could Help Kentucky's Agriculture Youth
February 5, 2021
Renewing Your 'Ag Tag' Could Help Kentucky's Agriculture Youth

One of the greatest honors of serving as Commissioner of Agriculture is the opportunity to travel around the state, put the tailgate down on a farm truck, and have a conversation with a farmer about how the year looks.

Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales
January 29, 2021
Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales

When income flows directly from consumers to farmers, everyone benefits. Consumers have access to the freshest food, farmers can ask a premium price for their product because there is no middle-man, and local economies benefit in the form of jobs and local purchases. For farmers who are thinking about this for the first time or have been doing direct sales for years, the Agriculture Direct Marketing Summit, Feb. 16-18, offers tips to improve the direct sales process.