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

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.