Food Check-Out Day...

Posted on Mar 7, 2013
KFB and some county Farm Bureaus used the annual “Food Check-Out” promotion to remind consumers of how they benefit from the work of farmers.

KFB Women’s Committee Chairperson Phyllis Amyx and Public Affairs Director Jeff Harper presented a gift basket to Governor Steve Beshear.
KFB Women’s Committee Chairperson Phyllis Amyx and Public Affairs Director Jeff Harper presented a gift basket to Governor Steve Beshear.

“Food Check-Out Day” was initiated 17 years ago to put a spotlight on the low cost of food in the United States. While that remains the primary message, Farm Bureau also is stressing nutrition and value in the food supply. AFBF Women’s Leadership Committee Chairperson Terry Gilbert, who is a KFB Director, participates in the national events. AFBF continues to donate to the Ronald McDonald House organization to recognize Food Check-Out Day.

KFB uses the occasion to also show appreciation to state lawmakers for their continuing support of our agriculture industry. KFB staff distributed gift baskets of Kentucky products to legislators and other state officials. KFB Women’s Committee Chairperson Phyllis Amyx of Wolfe County greeted the legislators and explained the purpose of the event.

Baskets also were given to Governor Steve Beshear and Agriculture Commissioner James Comer.

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