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Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

Stress on the Farm and in Rural America: Acknowledging its existence can be a good first step in combating this issue

As much as farm families love what they do, there is a tremendous amount of stress that can come along with any farming operation, big or small; in good economic times or financial downturns.

KFB's Outstanding Youth Go to Washington
March 21, 2019
KFB's Outstanding Youth Go to Washington

Lauren Rowlette of Madison County and Marcus Wiseman of Clark County were named 2019 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth during the KFB Annual Meeting held last December. As part of that honor, the two were given the opportunity to attend this year’s Congressional Tour to experience the organization’s efforts to advocate at a national level.

Across Kentucky Promo March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky Promo March 25, 2019 - March 29, 2019

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Across Kentucky - March 29, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 29, 2019

A well-known farm broadcaster says he continues to hear quite a bit of optimism from farmers across the country in spite of some challenging years for agriculture.  Max Armstrong, who co-hosts “This Week In Agribusiness” on RFD-TV, talks about spending time with farmers, the stories they share with him and the need to spread the word about agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - March 28, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 28, 2019

Murray State University Hutson School of Agriculture Dean Dr. Tony Brannon is working to re-brand hemp across the state.  Dr. Brannon says Industrial Hemp needs to be replaced by the name Agricultural Hemp because of the many potential uses of the crop that is being grown today.

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Across Kentucky - March 27, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 27, 2019

We continue our conversation with Hart County hay producer Clayton Jarrell about his involvement as President of the National Hay Association.  Jarrell also talks about the challenges of the hay industry and the pride he has in the product produced on his farm.

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Across Kentucky - March 26, 2019
March 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - March 26, 2019

A Hart County farmer has found his place in the hay industry as he produces top quality product for the horse industry.  Clayton Jarrell talks about how he got started in the hay business, the way he markets the hay from the farm and his family’s involvement in the farming operation.

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