KFB President Mark Haney Encourages Kentuckians to "Lead Where You Stand"

Posted on Dec 2, 2017

Louisville, KY (December 2, 2017) Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) President Mark Haney addressed the organization’s 98th Annual Meeting Friday with positive news about another year of continued growth for KFB, a review of advocacy efforts made in the past year, and a positive outlook for the year to come.

In his annual address, Mr. Haney thanked members for their grassroots efforts on behalf of Kentucky agriculture. He also pointed out the continued membership growth and the strength of the KFB Insurance Company.

“We are improving our ability to communicate with our members,” Mr. Haney said. “We will find ways to share relevant news and information with our members depending on their needs. It is a very important thing for this organization to do to ensure our future success.”

In discussing accomplishments made in 2017, Haney mentioned the organization’s ongoing distracted driving campaign. “That message is not going away,” he said. “We are asking county Farm Bureaus and our agency force to work together to keep getting that message out.

Mr. Haney also mentioned the Farm Bill. “As you know, the Farm Bill is up for reauthorization next year. It is a critical piece of legislation for our farmers. Our 1st Vice President, Eddie Melton has been chairing a series of Farm Bill meetings on behalf of our organization. The voices of Kentucky farmers will be heard.”

Mr. Haney concluded his remarks, “Our theme this year is ‘Lead Where You Stand’. It’s a message we all need to hear right now. Thank you for being leaders in your homes, churches, and civic organizations. Our rural communities need you to lead where you stand. Thank you for supporting me so I can lead where I stand. Together we are making Kentucky a better place.”

Kentucky Farm Bureau, with more than 478,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 98th annual meeting in Louisville, November 29 - December 2, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2018. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit KYFBNewsroom.com.

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