Chris Cooper Honored as Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Communications Award Recipient

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

Chris Cooper, Managing Editor and Reporter for the News-Democrat & Leader was named the winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2018 Communications Award. She was recognized on November 30 during the general session of KFB’s annual meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

B. Todd Bright, Director of Communication, Kentucky Farm Bureau; Chris Cooper, Kentucky Farm Bureau Communications Award Winner; Mark Haney, President, Kentucky Farm Bureau; Drew Graham, Executive Vice President, Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

 

The annual Communications Award has been presented by KFB since 1960. Media outlets, county Farm Bureaus and other agriculture-related agencies nominate candidates whose outstanding journalism work has created a better understanding of Kentucky’s agriculture industry over the last year.

 

Logan County Farm Bureau nominated Ms. Cooper for the commendable work she produces on behalf of Kentucky agriculture.  Ms. Cooper has been with the News-Democrat & Leader for 20 years and writes feature stories regarding what is happening in Logan County, oftentimes writing about agriculture-related topics.

 

Additionally, Ms. Cooper has been a leader in the community, including her service as the Logan County Humane Society President and Board Member, and on the Auburn Youth Softball Board. She has won several awards from the Kentucky Press Association including the Best Features Story and Best Spot News Coverage awards.

 

“As Managing Editor/Reporter of the News-Democrat & Leader, Chris is a great advocate for agricultural issues in addition to the other duties she has,” said John Alcott, the Logan County Farm Bureau Information Chairman. “Chris Cooper helps make it possible for the Logan County Farm Bureau to be ‘the voice of agriculture’ for Logan County.”

 

Kentucky Farm Bureau, with over 473,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 99th annual meeting in Louisville, November 28 – December 1, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2019. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit KYFBNewsroom.com.

 

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