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KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule
February 21, 2019
KFB President Mark Haney's Statement on Waters of the U.S. Rule

As we move forward in our advocacy efforts related to water resource issues, I want to point out that the revised Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule has been posted on the Federal Register. I can’t tell you how important it is to have our voices heard regarding this matter, and how vital it has been for our farmers and ranchers to get this revised rule.

Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far
February 14, 2019
Kentucky Winter Weather Proving to be a Roller Coaster Ride, So Far

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, just wait a minute, it’ll change.” Since he first spoke those words, many other regions and states across the country have adopted that saying, including Kentucky, where it seems to be truer during this winter season than ever before.  

Down the Backroads
February 14, 2019
Down the Backroads

For some reason the changing of the seasons has always fascinated me. Watching the colors of the earth change from summer to fall to winter and on to spring, is such an amazing gift the good Lord has given us.

KFB Candid Conversation with Congressman James Comer
February 14, 2019
KFB Candid Conversation with Congressman James Comer

In this column, Congressman James Comer talks about the Farm Bill, which includes legislation to bring back industrial hemp as a production crop and advocating for agriculture at the Congressional level. 

Kentucky Farm Bureau County Presidents and Vice Presidents Attend Conference in Louisville
February 13, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau County Presidents and Vice Presidents Attend Conference in Louisville

Every year, hundreds of leaders from county Farm Bureaus across the state gather in Louisville for the annual Presidents and Vice Presidents Conference.  The conference provides these volunteer leaders with an opportunity to hear from Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) leadership on many of the issues that affect their local organizations each day.  The statewide group comes together to learn and to exchange ideas about making their Farm Bureaus even more successful. 

Meet KFB's New Second Vice President
February 4, 2019
Meet KFB's New Second Vice President

"I feel like everything I've done since being a freshman in high school has led to me sitting behind this desk right now," said Sharon Furches, Kentucky Farm Bureau's newly-elected Second Vice President. Furches replaced Fritz Giesecke, who retired from the position in December.

Kentucky Farm Bureau Hosts Young Farmer Leadership Conference in Lexington
January 30, 2019
Kentucky Farm Bureau Hosts Young Farmer Leadership Conference in Lexington

More than 300 young farmers and farm families from across Kentucky are expected to gather this weekend for the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Young Farmer Leadership Conference at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

Applications Sought for Buy Local, Farm to Fork, Promotional Grants
January 23, 2019
Applications Sought for Buy Local, Farm to Fork, Promotional Grants

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles today called for Kentucky Proud members and local organizations to apply for funding from three Kentucky Proud promotional programs.

KFB Announces Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students
January 23, 2019
KFB Announces Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students

While Kentucky high school seniors are preparing for graduation, their thoughts are turning to the future. For many students, this means college – and finding a way to pay for tuition. Later this spring, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation will award college scholarships ranging from $400 to $4,000 to 95 high school seniors pursuing a four-year degree.

Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband
January 16, 2019
Farm Bureau Adopts Policies on Government Shutdown, Trade, Opioids, Cell-Based Meat and Broadband

Farmer and rancher delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th Annual Convention today adopted policies to guide the organization’s work during its centennial year on key topics such as farm bill implementation, cell-cultured food products, trade, rural broadband access and rural mental health programs.