About Us

Farm Bureau is a voluntary organization operating under the code 501(c)5 not-for-profit guided and directed by our nearly 13,000 member families. We are committed to educating the public about agriculture, encouraging youth in advancing education and leadership skills and contributing to our community to make Fayette County the best place to live, work, raise a family and have a great quality of life.

 

OFFICERS

President   Brennan Gilkison
 Vice President   John Tucker
 Secretary   Robert Coleman James
 Treasurer   Jason Whitis
Executive Director   Carrie McIntosh
Agency Managers   John Wood
    Kristin Clark
    Craig Simpson
    Tiffany Cornett
    Bobby Cummings
    Ryan McCord
County Ag Agent   Nick Carter
 Farm Bureau Women's Chair   Julie Waits
 Young Farmer Chair   Danielle Milbern

 

DIRECTORS

Robert Botkin   Lexington
Jay Busby   Lexington
Todd Clark   Lexington
Dan DeZarn   Lexington
Bonnie Eads   Lexington
John Gray   Lexington
Patrick Higginbotham   Lexington
Walter Hillenmeyer   Lexington
Bob James   Lexington
Katie James   Lexington
Jill Mahan   Lexington
Phil Meyer   Lexington
Sean Millard   Georgetown
Billy Van Pelt   Lexington
Larry Ryan   Lexington
Stacy Vincent   Lexington
Kevin Welsh   Clark
Bill Witt   Lexington

 

Area Program Director: Mark Lyle
Area #5

KFB Spotlight

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue
June 25, 2019
Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

As much as farm families love what they do, there is a tremendous amount of stress that can come along with any farming operation, big or small; in good economic times or financial downturns.

Leading Young Ice Cream Entrepreneurs into the Value-Added Dairy Industry
June 25, 2019
Leading Young Ice Cream Entrepreneurs into the  Value-Added Dairy Industry

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “entrepreneur” as being, “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”  With that said, the likely image of an entrepreneur is not necessarily that of a teenager. However, Ben Williams and Taylor Cook did not get that memo. In fact, these two teens have been thinking about running a business of their own for quite some time.

May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs
May 17, 2019
May 17, 2019 - Statement From Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney on Trade and Tariffs

In addition to being resourceful, hard-working and persistent, our nation’s farmers have been very patient. We have endured continued drops in net farm income, a host of natural disasters, and some of the most volatile commodity markets experienced in decades.