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Water: The Common Denominator
February 2, 2018
Water: The Common Denominator

Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." That quote appropriately describes the efforts that are being made by Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and some of its partners in both government and agriculture sectors to move forward on the issue of water resource management.

Down the Backroads: Moving on Christmas Day
December 21, 2017
Down the Backroads: Moving on Christmas Day

By Tim Thornberry

I remember Christmas Day, 1969 very well because it also turned out to be the day we moved to the farm. Understand, moving on that day was not on purpose or by design, but mostly because of one of the biggest snowstorms I had ever seen at that point in my life.

Unique Christmas Trees Just Part of the Magic at Michels Family Farm
December 15, 2017
Unique Christmas Trees Just Part of the Magic at Michels Family Farm

According to information from the USDA, there are approximately 160 million Christmas trees growing on 3,204 farms in every state in the nation. But chances are none of them look like the ones growing on Michels Family Farm in Owen County.

Kentucky Farm Bureau members hear from Governor Bevin, Senator McConnell and Administrator Pruitt
December 5, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau members hear from Governor Bevin, Senator McConnell and Administrator Pruitt

Both McConnell and Pruitt spoke to the issues that are facing farm families and spent much of their time answering questions and listening to what members had to say.

Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown receive the 'Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award' from Preservation Kentucky
December 5, 2017
Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown receive the 'Linda Bruckheimer Excellence in Rural Preservation Award' from Preservation Kentucky

The Annual Excellence in Preservation Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, October 7th at the Historic John Dale House (Hosted by John David & Mary Helen Myles) near Simpsonville, Kentucky.

KFB Candid Conversation:  Kentucky Farm Bureau First Vice President Eddie Melton
December 5, 2017
KFB Candid Conversation:  Kentucky Farm Bureau First Vice President Eddie Melton

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry in a question and answer format with a member of the agricultural community. In this column, KFB First Vice President Eddie Melton talks about  his duties as the organization’s Resolutions Committee Chair and how important developing policy recommendations is to the organization that stands as the “Voice of Kentucky Agriculture.”

Down the Backroads
December 5, 2017

By Tim Thornberry

KFB Advisory Committees: A summary of the 2017 meetings
December 5, 2017
KFB Advisory Committees: A summary of the 2017 meetings

The following are summaries from recent meetings

From Farm Gate to Main Street, Agriculture Means Business
December 5, 2017
From Farm Gate to Main Street, Agriculture Means Business

The Kentucky Chamber and the Kentucky Farm Bureau regularly partner to make Kentucky a better place to do business because farming in Kentucky is big business.  Often when you speak to someone from a county with a high number of farms such as Barren, Pulaski, or Warren, they understand the value farming has, but talk to someone in an urban area and those benefits may not seem so apparent.  This is why it is so important for business people to reflect on the role farms and farmers have on Kentucky’s cities during National Farm- City Week.

Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities
November 5, 2017
Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities

It’s amazing to see how the marketplace has changed thanks to the growth of online shopping and the Internet in general. Many surveys are conducted each year to gauge this growth and study just what products people are purchasing from their computers or smart phones.