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Congressman James Comer recognizes Ohio County man on the House Floor
December 11, 2017
Congressman James Comer recognizes Ohio County man on the House Floor

Congressman James Comer (KY-01) recognized Darren Luttrell, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky, on the House floor in Washington this week for being named 2017 Farmer of the Year by the Kentucky Farm Bureau.

Presidents Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities
December 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.

Kentucky Farm Bureau sets state and national priority issues for 2018
December 4, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau sets state and national priority issues for 2018

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) concluded its 98th annual meeting today with its Board of Directors approving priority issues for the 2018 legislative session and continuing advocacy efforts. The organization's delegates adopted policy positions at its business session. Members also heard from many local, state, and federal leaders during the course of the meeting.

Mark Haney Re-elected President of Kentucky Farm Bureau
December 4, 2017
Mark Haney Re-elected President of Kentucky Farm Bureau

Voting delegates at the 98th Annual Meeting of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation re-elected Pulaski County farmer Mr. Mark Haney as president of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) on the concluding day of the organization’s meeting. Also re-elected were Webster County’s Mr. Eddie Melton as First Vice-President and Hart County’s Mr. Fritz Giesecke as Second Vice-President. They comprise KFB’s Executive Committee along with Executive Vice President Mr. David S. Beck.

Miranda Chaplin wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet
December 2, 2017
Miranda Chaplin wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet

Miranda Chaplin of Bourbon County won first place in the final round of Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Discussion Meet, a debate-styled competition for young farmers that relies on an individual’s skill in reasoning and logical discussion of issues. The event was one of the highlighted activities of last night’s general session during KFB’s annual meeting in Louisville.

KFB President Mark Haney Encourages Kentuckians to "Lead Where You Stand"
December 2, 2017
KFB President Mark Haney Encourages Kentuckians to  "Lead Where You Stand"

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney addressed the organization’s 98th Annual Meeting Friday with positive news about another year of continued growth for KFB, a review of advocacy efforts made in the past year, and a positive outlook for the year to come.

Jay and Trisha Campbell of Logan County win Excellence in Agriculture award
December 1, 2017
Jay and Trisha Campbell of Logan County win  Excellence in Agriculture award

Jay and Trisha Campbell of Logan County won top honors in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Excellence in Agriculture Awards program during the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville this week.

Ben and Katie Furnish named Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family
December 1, 2017
Ben and Katie Furnish named Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family

Ben and Katie Furnish of Harrison County were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2017 “Outstanding Young Farm Family” during the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville. Each year KFB awards this distinction to a couple, under the age of 35, who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and the community.

Rebecca Baker receives 2017 Women's Educational Grant
December 1, 2017
Rebecca Baker receives 2017 Women's Educational Grant

Rebecca Baker of Mercer County is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2017 Women’s Educational Grant. The announcement was made at the organization’s 98th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Jack Roberts recognized for Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau
December 1, 2017
Jack Roberts recognized for Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau

Jack Roberts of Wayne County has dedicated his life to his family and farm while also serving Farm Bureau at the local and state levels, as well as his community in a multitude of capacities. Because of that service, Roberts has been named winner of the 2017 Distinguished Service to Farm Bureau Award and honored at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 98th annual meeting at the Galt House Hotel.