Bobbie Bryant of Calloway County Honored with 2022 KFB Farm Public Relations Award - Kentucky Farm Bureau

Bobbie Bryant of Calloway County Honored with 2022 KFB Farm Public Relations Award

Posted on Nov 15, 2022
Bobbie Smith Bryant of Calloway County is the 2022 KFB Farm Public Relations Award winner.

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) today announced that Bobbie Bryant is the recipient of the 2022 KFB Farm Public Relations Award. Bryant is the former Community Development Advisor for the Kentucky League of Cities and currently serves as the History Book Editor for the Calloway County Fiscal Court.

The KFB Public Relations Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of individuals who, in their chosen (non-journalistic) profession, inform Kentuckians about agriculture and the accomplishments of individual farmers.

In her current role with the Calloway County Fiscal Court, Bryant is working to publish a commemorative history book celebrating the county’s bicentennial in 2022. She also writes articles for local and statewide publications and makes presentations across Kentucky sharing the history of farming in Kentucky and its impact on the cultural aspects of rural families.

Additionally, Bryant provides historic and genealogical research to Smith Farms. From that research, she has published four books and co-produced a PBS documentary film. One of her books, “Farming in the Black Patch,” won the KHS Publication Award and her film titled the same was awarded the KHS Education Award.

“I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this award for her contributions toward creating a better and broader public understanding of agriculture, individual farming and cultural issues in Kentucky,” shared Judge Executive Kenneth C. Imes in the letter of support he submitted for Bryant. “As a native of Calloway County who grew up on a farm, Ms. Bryant knows first-hand the strengths and challenges that go along with the industry,”  Judge Imes added.

Bryant was nominated for the KFB Farm Public Relations Award by the Calloway County Farm Bureau.