Kentucky Farm Bureau Named as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

(LOUISVILLE, Ky. April 27, 2017) - The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management recently announced that the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation (KFBF) has been named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky in the small-sized employer category. KFBF is one of only 40 employers in this category given this honor. A total of 100 companies were named to this year’s list in three different size categories.

A celebration for winners was held April 26 in Lexington marking the 13th year for the program which is managed by Best Companies Group. The selection process is based on

an assessment of the company’s employee policies and procedures and the results of an

internal employee survey. Winner rankings were announced during the celebration event.

"I am extremely proud of the Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation being recognized as an

organization that is a good place to work and takes care of its people," said David S. Beck,

Executive Vice-President of KFBF.  “I tell our state board often, if you take care of your employees, they will take care of the organization.”

Peter Burke, president and co-founder of Best Companies Group said getting on the list of Best Places to Work isn’t easy to do.

Beck and Phillip Dowdle, KFBF Director of Accounting and Finance accepted the award during the ceremony on behalf of the organization.

“You have to have a workplace where the majority of your workforce loves to come to work every day and that is what is so amazing about this program,” he said. “The irony of a recognition program like this is that, the companies that are here understand the value of recognition. They (employees) love where they work and have a tremendous amount of pride; they feel incredibly connected emotionally to their employer. That’s a hard thing to make happen in your organization and so it’s a huge accomplishment.”

Beck added that being named to this prestigious honor will help in employee retention, employee recruitment and future growth of the organization.   

“All the information collected from an independent, confidential, anonymous survey by the employees evaluated what they thought was important; what they enjoy about their work and their benefits and what they can contribute to make the organization a success,” he said. “All that information and data is beneficial as a roadmap to the future and we look forward to working with our employees, our leadership team, our state Board of Directors, and all the county Farm Bureaus all of whom share in this recognition of excellence. We all take pride in that recognition.”

Beck and Phillip Dowdle, KFBF Director of Accounting and Finance accepted the award during the ceremony on behalf of the organization. The full list of winners can be viewed at