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Candid Conversation | Dale Moore, Executive Vice President, American Farm Bureau Federation
January 27, 2021
Candid Conversation | Dale Moore, Executive Vice President, American Farm Bureau Federation

KFB Candid Conversation presents a discussion about the topical issues related to KFB priorities, the agricultural industry, and rural communities, in a question and answer format. In this column, Dale Moore, Executive Vice President, American Farm Bureau Federation, discusses working with a new administration coming to Washington and agriculture priorities in 2021.

Assisted Living Facility Residents get a Holiday Visit from an Unusual Guest
January 27, 2021
Assisted Living Facility Residents get a Holiday Visit  from an Unusual Guest

Cricket, a 17-year-old quarter horse from Clark County, Kentucky has been all over the country competing in ranch-type events, including ranch-horse competitions and ranch roping and doctoring. It is what she does in the equine world.

Comment Column | Hard Work, Persistence, and Deep Faith
January 27, 2021
Comment Column | Hard Work, Persistence, and Deep Faith

As a ninth-generation farmer, I have been surrounded by a strong farm family all of my life. Our roots in LaRue County date back to a time when Abraham Lincoln’s family lived here.

With those deep roots, the agriculture industry is more than just a family business to me. It is a passion, and tradition, and a duty to those we help feed throughout our state, our nation and the world.

Down the Backroads: Family is a Verb
December 16, 2020
Down the Backroads: Family is a Verb

I, like so many others at this time of year, have a tendency to think about the past, especially events associated with the holiday season. Some of my favorite memories have taken place in December.

Production Agriculture Leaders Making Their Voices Heard
December 16, 2020
Production Agriculture Leaders Making Their Voices Heard

In an effort to bring more awareness to advances in technology issues within the state’s agriculture industry and to keep the state’s agricultural and governmental organizations apprised of these issues, Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and ag commodity groups throughout the state have joined together to form a state Coalition of Production Agriculture.

Candid Conversation: Alyssa Cracraft, Kentucky Family Career and Community Leaders of America State President
December 16, 2020
Candid Conversation:  Alyssa Cracraft, Kentucky Family Career and Community Leaders of America State President

In this column, Alyssa Cracraft, the Kentucky Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State President discusses her involvement in the organization, benefits of being involved in FCCLA, and the challenges and opportunities she, as a student, has faced in 2020.

President's Column: Looking Towards a Brighter Future
December 16, 2020
President's Column: Looking Towards a Brighter Future

As we come to the close of 2020, I am hard pressed to think of anyone who is not looking forward to moving on to a new year. This one has been tough on many levels.

Comment Column: Agriculture Connects Us All
December 16, 2020
Comment Column: Agriculture Connects Us All

We’ve all seen or heard the jokes about 2020 being a disaster. For some, it cannot end soon enough. But 2020 is no joke! It has been a tough year—a year of devastating loss for too many. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 and those who are still coping with its health and economic impacts.  

'Christmas for Fishes' Program a Popular Alternative to Throwing Out Your Tree
December 16, 2020
'Christmas for Fishes' Program a Popular Alternative to Throwing Out Your Tree

There’s nothing cozier than the warm glow of a Christmas tree filling a room. Add the scent of live evergreen, and you’re practically living in a Hallmark movie.

Down the Backroads | My Rose of Hope
November 11, 2020
Down the Backroads | My Rose of Hope

As much as I love flowers and plants, the last thing I have is a green thumb. I have a hard time keeping plastic flowers alive, let alone anything living. So, when my wife had a landscaping project she wanted completed, my job was restricted solely to spreading the dirt and mulch.