Macy Fawns Receives 2018 Farm Public Relations AwardPosted on Nov 30, 2018
Macy Fawns, a Horticulture Agent at the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension in Maysville, is the recipient of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) Farm Public Relations Award. She was recognized on November 30 during the general session of KFB’s annual meeting at the Galt House in Louisville.
Ms. Fawns grew up on a farm in Fleming County and still has a farm there today where her principle crop is hay. Prior to her position with the UK Cooperative Extension, she served as a Nutrient Management Planner at the University of Kentucky and an Ag and 4-H Agent with Purdue Extension.
As a Horticulture Agent, Ms. Fawns works to develop and implement agriculture programs to assist in improving horticulture practices in her community. She holds classes, communicates with the community regularly, and partners with other agents and agencies to provide educational programs about agriculture. Additionally, Ms. Fawns promotes agriculture programs via a newsletter, on Facebook, on the radio, local television advertising, and occasional newspaper articles.
Ms. Fawns also works closely with local farmers to help educate people outside of the agriculture community about ag-related topics. This includes partnering with local agencies to provide summer programming for low-income children to teach them about fruits, vegetables and flowers.
A graduate of Morehead State University, Ms. Fawns serves in leadership roles in multiple professional organizations, including the Mason County Master Gardener Association and Buffalo Trace Beekeeper Association.
Ms. Fawns was nominated for the KFB Farm Public Relations Award by Mason County Farm Bureau.
Kentucky Farm Bureau, with over 473,000 member families statewide, is the state’s largest general farm organization. Approximately 2,000 members attended KFB’s 99th annual meeting in Louisville, November 28 – December 1, to recognize this year’s individual and organizational achievements and adopt policy for 2019. To view all the updates released from this year’s annual meeting, visit KYFBNewsroom.com.
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