Newsroom

News

Butler and Mercer County Farm Bureaus honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2017 "Top County"
December 1, 2017
Butler and Mercer County Farm Bureaus honored as  Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2017 "Top County"

Recognized for its outstanding programming and for having a positive impact on both the community and its membership, Butler and Mercer County Farm Bureaus were honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) “Top County” in 2017. This is the first time there has been a tie for the award.

Amber Dotson and Braedon Price win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest
December 1, 2017
Amber Dotson and Braedon Price win Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest

Amber Dotson of Bourbon County and Braedon Price of Warren County were awarded top honors in the 2017 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth contest. Both winners were recognized during the November 30 general session of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 98th annual meeting, held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Carol Hinton receives 2017 Farm Public Relations Award
November 30, 2017
Carol Hinton receives 2017 Farm Public Relations Award

Carol Hinton, a Breckenridge County Extension Agent with University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Farm Public Relations Award. She was recognized on November 30 during the general session of KFB’s annual meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

Rae Wagoner honored as KFB's 2017 Communications Award Recipient
November 30, 2017
Rae Wagoner honored as KFB's 2017 Communications Award Recipient

Rae Wagoner, Communication Director for the Kentucky Soybean Board, was named the winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2017 Communications Award. She was recognized on November 30 during the general session of KFB’s annual meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

Op-ed: Remember Farmers at Your Thanksgiving Table
November 21, 2017
Op-ed: Remember Farmers at Your Thanksgiving Table

As we sit down at family tables across the Commonwealth for Thanksgiving this week, Kentucky Farm Bureau wants to take a moment to recognize the role farmers play in providing food for every one of those tables, in both our rural and urban communities.

Agribusiness Services and Feasibility Study Among Twenty-One Agricultural Investments Approved
November 17, 2017
Agribusiness Services and Feasibility Study Among Twenty-One Agricultural Investments Approved

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,204,414 in 21 agricultural diversification and rural development projects across the Commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.

Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years
November 17, 2017
Farm Bureau Survey Reveals Lowest Thanksgiving Dinner Cost in Five Years

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 32nd annual price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.12, a 75-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.87.

2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year
November 14, 2017
2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year

Darren Luttrell of Ohio County  was honored as the 2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville.

Brian Lacefield to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kentucky
November 13, 2017
Brian Lacefield to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Kentucky

The Trump Administration recently appointed Brian Lacefield as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA). Lacefield will join the Kentucky FSA team on Monday, October 30

2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year Finalists
November 8, 2017
2017 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year Finalists

The three finalists that will vie for Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Farmer of the Year" honors have been chosen as preliminary judging for the 2017 award has come to a close. Darren Luttrell of Ohio County, Richard Preston of Hardin County, and Lisa Robards of Bullitt County are the three finalists.