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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.

Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 98th Annual Meeting
November 14, 2017
Kentucky Farm Bureau ready to host 98th Annual Meeting

More than 2,000 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) members from across the state will gather for the organization’s 98th annual meeting November 29 – December 2 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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.

UK researchers to evaluate Best Management Practices for Kentucky grain farms
November 8, 2017
UK researchers to evaluate Best Management Practices for Kentucky grain farms

Researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Argriculture, Food and Environment are beginning on-farm studies to look at which best management practices work best for Kentucky grain farms, and they need producers’ help.

President's Column: Affordable Broadband is vital to rural communities
November 5, 2017
President's 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.

2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open
November 1, 2017
2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market enrollment period open

The season for roadside farm markets is far from over, but Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) wants to help market owners get next year’s efforts off to a great start – enrollment for the 2018 Certified Roadside Farm Market program is now open.