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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.

IFAL Offers Leadership Opportunities for a Second Generation
August 30, 2017
IFAL Offers Leadership Opportunities for a Second Generation

Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB)  Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) has proven to be a successful, long-running program providing a unique summer leadership conference, now reaching a second generation of high school junior students. 

SB 139 Designates Horses as Livestock
June 23, 2017
SB 139 Designates Horses as Livestock

For some time, agriculturalists, most horse owners and many equine organizations have looked to Frankfort lawmakers to pass legislation that would designate horses as livestock. Kentucky Farm Bureau has policy concerning the issue which states, “We recommend recognizing equine as livestock and the horse industry as an agricultural commodity to remove the disadvantage that currently exists in relation to other livestock.”

KFB Candid Conversation: Adam Hinton, Hinton Mills
June 23, 2017
KFB Candid Conversation: Adam Hinton, Hinton Mills

Adam Hinton of Hinton Mills discusses the importance of rural communities and the farms and businesses that make up those rural economies. Hinton Mills is a multi-generation owned farm and feed supply business with five locations in three counties.

KFB Candid Conversation: Brittany Howard, Miss Rodeo USA
June 23, 2017
KFB Candid Conversation: Brittany Howard, Miss Rodeo USA

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, Brittany Howard talks about becoming the first Miss Rodeo USA from Kentucky and how agriculture has played a big part in her life.

Understanding the Farm Bill And why it's important to everyone
April 20, 2017
Understanding the Farm Bill And why it's important to everyone

“This research affects what the consumer pays for food. It also affects whether their food is safe and people want to know their food is safe for their children,” Dean Nancy Cox of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment said. “Research also helps to preserve wildlife, the environment and recreational uses of our lands.”

Kentucky Farm Bureau Publishes Children's Book about Farming
March 22, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau Publishes Children's Book about Farming

Kentucky Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit Mid-America, has published a book by Kentucky artist and author, Mitchell Tolle titled The Most Wonderful Dream

KFB Candid Conversations: American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall
March 6, 2017
KFB Candid Conversations: American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall

KFB Candid Conversations presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry with American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall who is in his second year as the AFBF leader. 

KFB 2017 Congressional Tour: An annual tradition continues
March 6, 2017
KFB 2017 Congressional Tour: An annual tradition continues

Each year, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members make their way to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal legislators, hear from American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) policy experts and show their support for agriculture during the annual Congressional Tour.

Learning More about Animal Agriculture: A critical component of the ag industry
February 13, 2017
Learning More about Animal Agriculture: A critical component of the ag industry

In Kentucky, animal agriculture represents well over half of the ag economy when taking into account all livestock sectors.