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2018 AFBF YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS COMPETITION AWARDS
December 11, 2017
2018 AFBF YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS COMPETITION AWARDS

The YF&R program helps young members shape their future and American agriculture
through leadership development and personal growth opportunities. Three competitions
enable members to showcase their leadership experience, communication skills and successful business plans as they compete against the best of the best from each state Farm Bureau.

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.

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.

2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists named
October 16, 2017
2017 Outstanding Young Farm Family finalists named

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Young Farm Family competition annually recognizes an individual or couple ages 18-35 who has exhibited the strongest farm management skills, most consistent financial growth and highest level of involvement in both Farm Bureau and their community.

KFB Young Farmer Summer Outing: Bringing young farm families together to learn, listen and advocate
August 8, 2017
KFB Young Farmer Summer Outing: Bringing young farm families together to learn, listen and advocate

“I’m just getting involved with the Young Farmer program in my county and looking forward to being more involved,” Thomas Folz of Christian County said. “It gives me a chance to network with other farmers from around the state and do things that gives back to the community.”

Kirby Green wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet
December 2, 2016
Kirby Green wins Kentucky Farm Bureau's Discussion Meet

Kirby Green of Daviess 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.

Frankenstein, YouTube, and the Millennials
December 2, 2016
Frankenstein, YouTube, and the Millennials

In both the Christmas story of the baby Jesus and the story of agriculture today, there have been changes made along the way but the core of the message continues to ring true. Have you shared your story about agriculture?

KFB awards nearly $500,000 in college scholarships
June 9, 2016
KFB awards nearly $500,000 in college scholarships

Heading into the summer, the state and county Farm Bureaus have provided 327 scholarship grants totaling $489,000 to students across the state.

Young Farmer and Horse Enthusiast Wears Many Hats for Agriculture
April 18, 2016
Young Farmer and Horse Enthusiast Wears Many Hats for Agriculture