Jeneen Wiche wins 2013 Communications Award

Posted on Dec 6, 2013
Louisville, KY (December 6, 2013) – Jeneen Wiche, a syndicated farm and garden columnist, was named the winner of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 2013 Communications Award. She was recognized on December 5 during the general session of KFB’s annual meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.

The award, which consists of a plaque and $300 cash prize, has been presented by KFB annually 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.

Jeneen Wiche (center) received the 2013 Communications Award at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. Presenting the award is B. Todd Bright, KFB Communication Division Director (left), and David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right).

Shelby County Farm Bureau nominated Wiche for the commendable work she produces on behalf of Kentucky agriculture. Wiche, who also owns a 20-acre farm in western Shelby County, writes a weekly farm and garden column for syndicated use in approximately 15 community newspapers across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and offers feature writing for Edible Louisville magazine. For 10 years she produced a weekly garden segment for WDRB-41 television. She later joined The Courier-Journal columnist, Bob Hill, to produce an hour-long radio show about horticulture, agriculture and nature for WFPL 89.3-FM. Wiche also previously wrote for KFB’s newspaper, All Around Kentucky, when it was published.

Equipped with an undergraduate degree from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree from the University of Arizona, Wiche speaks to guests on farm tours, at farmer’s markets and any other place she can find an opportunity to promote a better understanding of the connection between our food and those who produce it. She additionally lectures part-time at the University of Louisville where her “Food and Body Politic” course immerses students into the world of the farm worker, a commodity and how the product of that environment must look a certain way to be acceptable on the wholesale market.

With more than 475,000 member families statewide, Kentucky Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 1,500 members attended KFB’s 94th annual meeting, December 4-7, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements as well as adopt policy for 2014.

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