Kentucky Farm Bureau Kicks Off 102nd Annual Meeting with Commodity Luncheon

Posted on Dec 4, 2021
AFBF President Zippy Duvall presents KFB President Mark Haney with a pin to commemorate KFB's membership achievement. The presentation took place during the 2021 KFB Annual Meeting in Louisville.
Event Launches KFB’s Advocacy Efforts for the Coming Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2021) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) kicked off its 102nd Annual Meeting today with its Commodity Luncheon celebrating the strength of Kentucky’s farm community. In addition to marking the end of a bountiful harvest season, the annual meeting writes the roadmap for the organization’s advocacy efforts for the coming year.

“I am excited to kick off the 2021 Annual Meeting with this commodity luncheon. After COVID disrupted many of our normal events over the last year and a half, I am pleased to see such a jubilant crowd of agriculture leaders gathered today,” said KFB President Mark Haney. “Our leadership team thanks everyone for being here and looks forward to visiting with you and your families.”

In addition to KFB leadership, speakers included American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) President Zippy Duvall, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

“American Farm Bureau with our partners here in Kentucky are hard at work to make sure your priorities are written into the policies that will impact your day-to-day life,” said AFBF President Duvall. “When farmers are engaged in the grassroots efforts of this organization, our voice is powerful. The business done this week is the most important thing you can do for your farm, your family and your community.”

During the luncheon, Duvall offered special congratulations to KFB and its leadership team for meeting its membership quota over the past year. KFB is proud to have more than 465,000 member families across the Commonwealth. 

“The Kentucky Farm Bureau annual meeting is an opportunity for farmers across our state to come together and shape public policy,” said Commissioner Quarles. “After nearly two years of this global pandemic, our people are ready to get back to normal. Under the leadership of President Mark Haney and the executive team, Kentucky’s agricultural community is continuing its tradition of gaining ground - in our economy, in our public policy and in our communities.”

“Welcome back to Louisville. I’m honored to be in the same room as the folks that produce our great food and fuel our communities,” said Mayor Fischer. “It’s all about the relationships and what people feel when they come to our city and come to our state. When we can come together in any way—and especially over the dinner table—it's a good thing in America.”