KFBN 2008 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

KFBN 2008

Posted on Mar 30, 2016
January 2008

Eddie Warren, who served as Farm Bureau president in Madison County during 2007, accepted a trophy designating top county at an awards breakfast held during the annual meeting in Louisville.

Also In This Issue:

KFB Leads States in Membership Gain


Funding Issues Dominate Legislative Agenda

Coyle re-elected President

Women & YF'ers Have New Committee Chairs

Union Co. Couple are Top Young Farm Family

Farm Production News: UK Economists Optimistic About Prospects for 2008

Jeff Nalley Honored for Service to Ag

Gene Lanham Wins KFB Award

Scenes from the Business Sessions

Outstanding Youth are Selected

Jay McElwain Wins Discussion Meet

Markets: State Horticulture Expanding

February 2008

Kentucky Farm Bureau News - February 2008 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

2008 State Priority Issues coving Heath Care, Investments for Agriculture, Budget, Taxation, Wildlife Management, Transportation, Private Property Rights, Environmental & Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Education, Energy and Food Quality & Safety.

Also In This Issue:


KFB garners maximum awards

AFBF Women will focus on leadership development

Delegates call for action on farm bill

Stallman touts farm bill

Officials predict expanded livestock trade

Workshop examines "animal welfare" issue

Farm Production News

Agriculture plan mirrors KFB policy

Forestry Conference is February 20

Markets: Vegetable Production Rising

Lake Cumberland Milling is moving forward

District Meetings set for March

Farm File: Farm Credit Services Offering Scholarships

March 2008

In closing remarks at last month's Presidents and Vice Presidents Leadership Conference, KFB President Marshall Coyle reasserted his belief that Kentucky has the strongest Farm Bureau organization of all the states.

Also In This Issue:


KFB Contends With "Intense" Legislative Session

Food Check-Out Week

Farm Production News: Can You Reduce Nitrogen Use?

KFB working on Burley Growers' Concerns

Congress hears testimony on shortage of veterinarians

H-2A reforms under review

Markets: KY Cattle Herd is Smaller

Ag Indicators

Farm File: 83,000 Farms in Kentucky 

April 2008

Kentucky farmers affected by severe weather conditions last year can apply for financial assistance from an $8.15 million initiative approved by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board. The Kentucky Agricultural Relief Effort (K.A.R.E.) will use Agricultural Development Funds to help farmers make improvements and investments related to water availability and forage to lessen the impact of future weather problems.

Also In This Issue:


New Programs Promote Renewable Energy

Youth Give "Drive-In" a New Look

Congressional Tour

Farm Production News: Not a Good Day For Hay

National Ag Day

Young Farmers Optimistic About Future

Markets: Kentucky Crops Top $1.8 Billion

KFB pleased with Beef Expo

Farm File: Kentucky and Mexico Sign Equine Agreement

May 2008

Most of KFB's priorities for the 2008 legislative session were included in the state spending plan for the next two years.

Also In This Issue:


Committee Studying Need for Tobacco Export Program

LEAD Group Examines Effective Traits

AFBF Women's Conference has KY (Derby) Flair

Farm Production News: Native Grasses Can Take the Heat

Beef Tour takes to Texas

Markets: Wheat Flour Use Was Up in '07

H-2A program is Critical

Farm File: GOAP Announces Two Appointments

June 2008

Kentucky Farm Bureau News - June 2008 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

The “farm bill” is the single most important piece of legislation for improving the quality of life and economic vitality of our rural communities.

Also In This Issue:


Ethanol Not the Culprit on Higher Food Prices

Mason Co. FB Keeps 'em Coming to the Farm

Dairy Month: A Salute to Producers

Farm Production News: Farmers Battle High Input Costs

Richmond Model wins "Envirothon"

Markets: Oil fuels Higher Production Costs

Farm File: Projects on Soybean Rust

July 2008

The annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) was held last month at Murray State University and the University of Kentucky, with 81 outstanding young people participating.

Also In This Issue:


Louisville Seeks Return of FFA Event

County Annual Meetings

Farm Production News: Vineyard Acreage Exploding

Monroe Co. Woman Represents Kentucky

Commissioners Concerned About Farm Costs

Entries are Encouraged for "Innovations" Programs

Markets: Sorghum Checkoff Begins

Animal Issues Program Comes to KFB

Farm File: Prediction Market Launched for Students

August 2008

Sifting through food price information is a popular way to dig into the subject. The problem is that in addition to advice on savvy shopping and food storage techniques, consumers are frequently served a hefty helping of erroneous information about how farmers reap big profits as retail prices rise.

Also In This Issue:


Setting the Stage: Policy Development Meetings Lay Groundwork for County Process

KFB Day at State Fair is August 21

Young Farmers' Summer Outing

Farm Production News: Two Bluegrass Area Farmers Link Up in Goat Cheese Enterprise

History Unfolding: Fundraising is Vital for Ag Heritage Center

Mercer Co. Farm Has Beef & Vegetables

Fare Opportunity: Meade County FB Sages a Successful County Fair Breakfast

Markets: Sheep and Lamb Trends Differ

County Annual Meetings

Farm File

September 2008

Kentucky Farm Bureau News - September 2008 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau Day at the Kentucky State Fair packed ‘em in again, with a sellout crowd of more than 1,600 at the 45th annual Country Ham Breakfast and a near sellout at the “picnic,” which this year was moved to air-conditioned comfort in a of the South Wing.

Also In This Issue:

County Annual Meetings


KFB Day at the Fair

McConnell & Lunsford Meet KFB Directors

Markets Tour is Peachy Keen

Farm Production News: Focus on Farm Safety; Input Costs Keep on Climbing

Advisory Committee Meetings

Health Care Committee Will Explore All Options

Markets: Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Becomes Mandatory

Caldwell County’s first-ever “appreciation” event

Farm File: Farmland Values are at all-time Highs; USDA Ups Direct Loan Limit; Governor's Enviro Conference Set for October 6-7; Dairy Quality Awards Announced; KFB Directors Named to State Boards; Bullitt County to Have Safety Field Day

October 2008

A committee involving Farm Bureau leaders from nine tobacco states will ask USDA to conduct a referendum on a checkoff to support an export promotion program.

Also In This Issue:


Advisory Committee meetings

Annual Meeting to include health care

CPC Field Day has beefy bargains

Farm Production News: Crushing Blow...High Winds Damage Crops; Calloway County Family Grows Tobacco "Both Ways"

Diversity on display in Clark County

Safety in the spotlight

Markets: Trends in the Broiler Market

County Annual Meetings

OYFF Finalists Are Named

Farm File: Producers Finish Training

November 2008

The election of a new president and a special conference to examine health care issues will be among the highlights of KFB's 89th annual meeting December 3-6 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

Also In This Issue:


Advisory Committee Meetings

Farm Production News: Leans Times? Beef Conference Explores Today's Risks

Kentucky Shines at Sunbelt Expo

Markets: State's Hay Crop Is Larger

Farmers are "Cautiously Optimistic"

Workshop Explores "Mesonet" potential

Farm File: CRP Involves 34.7 Million Acres

December 2008

Kentucky Farm Bureau News - December 2008 - Kentucky Farm Bureau

More than 5,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation – including some 320 from Kentucky -- are expected to attend AFBF’s 90th annual meeting, January 11-14, in San Antonio. The theme is “Forward Farm Bureau” which encompasses issues that are relevant to farmers and ranchers involved in all sectors of agriculture.

Also In This Issue:


Annual assessment: KFB and Commodity Group Officials Discuss Issues With Legislators

Tour Time: Executive Committee Visits West Kentucky Farms and Agribusinesses

Farm Production News: Soil Testing is Critical

Phillip Morris Meets With KFB

Churchill Downs wins Agribusiness award

Six "ideas" invited to AFBF trade show

Markets: 2008 Soybeans Low on Protein

Report Affirms Ag Development Progress

Farm File: Applications Encouraged for KFB Scholarships