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Boone County's Champion Elite Equestrian Drill Team
May 8, 2018
Boone County's Champion Elite Equestrian Drill Team

In a place known as the Horse Capital of the World, the 4-H organization has long enjoyed a special relationship with the equine population. Nowhere is that more evident than in Boone County, Kentucky, home of the 2017 State Champion 4-H Elite Equestrian Drill Team.

UK Ag Biotech student to serve on Agriculture Future of America student advisory team
May 8, 2018
UK Ag Biotech student to serve on Agriculture Future of America student advisory team

From internships and work experiences to leadership and volunteer opportunities, Leon, a Nicholasville native, pursues experiences that set him apart from his peers and prepare him to pursue a career in agriculture and biotechnology

Clothing drive a success
May 3, 2018
Dress for Success Louisville Clothing Drive

In late March, KFB employees donated more than 100 bags and boxes to Dress for Success Louisville, a nonprofit with the mission of providing support, professional attire, and development tools for job-seeking women in our local community.

Farm Leaders Visit Opioid Memorial in Show of Unity
April 18, 2018
Farm Leaders Visit Opioid Memorial in Show of Unity

The presidents of the nation’s two largest general farm organizations today visited the “Prescribed to Death” opioid memorial in Washington, D.C., in a show of unity to address the national opioid epidemic that is disproportionately affecting farming communities.

Springtime in Kentucky
April 17, 2018
Springtime in Kentucky

Dealing with Mother Nature's calendar during planting season

UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony
April 17, 2018
UK's Grain and Forage Center of Excellence Groundbreaking Ceremony

The groundbreaking ceremony for UK’s Grain and Forage Center of Excellence brought agriculture leaders from across the state to Princeton. The new facility will have capabilities to conduct some of the most comprehensive and advanced research of its kind, anywhere.

Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018
April 16, 2018
Statement from Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney: Introduction of Hemp Farming Act of 2018

By introducing the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, this legislation further opens the door to a new production crop for Kentucky farm families.

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp
April 13, 2018
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Legalize Hemp

Senators McConnell, Wyden, and Merkley join efforts to support hemp farmers, processors, and product manufacturers to capitalize on this growing industry.

Farm Bureau Statement on 2018 Farm Bill
April 13, 2018
Farm Bureau Statement on 2018 Farm Bill

“Today’s release by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) assures America’s farmers and ranchers that congressional agriculture leaders recognize the economic challenges our producers face."

Congressional Members Host River Industry Infrastructure Discussion
April 11, 2018
Congressional Members Host River Industry Infrastructure Discussion

Three members of Congress including Kentucky’s James Comer, Missouri’s Jason Smith and Tennessee’s David Kustoff recently held a river industry infrastructure discussion in Paducah. Local and regional stakeholders, including those from the agriculture sector attended and talked about the importance of river transportation in an area heavily dependent on it.