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Steve Kelley Honored as the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year

Steve Kelley Honored as the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year

Steve Kelley of Carlisle County will be honored as the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” during the organization’s 100th annual meeting in Louisville in December.

Across Kentucky October 31, 2019
October 24, 2019
Across Kentucky October 31, 2019

The agricultural hemp industry in Kentucky is continuing to grow after the United States Congress passed the 2018 Farm Bill that was subsequently signed into law by President Donald Trump.   Among the companies processing the hemp is Vertical Wellness in Cadiz, with President and CEO J. Smoke Wallin talking about their first year of operation with host Alan Watts.

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Across Kentucky October 30, 2019
October 24, 2019
Across Kentucky October 30, 2019

The 2019-2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau LEAD Class is learning about a variety of topics as the members meet every other month during the next two years.  Host Alan Watts recently visited with class member Erika Taylor-Reynolds about her background in agriculture and her experience in the LEAD program.  

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Across Kentucky October 29, 2019
October 24, 2019
Across Kentucky October 29, 2019

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host the Western Kentucky Forage Conference Thursday, October 31, at the Christian County Extension office.  UK Extension Forage Specialist Dr. Chris Toych talks about the conference, who will be speaking and a chance for hands-on experience Friday, November 1.

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Across Kentucky October 28, 2019
October 24, 2019
Across Kentucky October 28, 2019

The Kentucky Farm Bureau Resolutions Committee will begin to narrow down more than 1,000 potential resolutions Wednesday, November 6.  First Vice President Eddie Melton, who chairs the resolutions committee, talks about the policy development process that begins at the local level and ends at the annual meeting in December.

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KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton Interview with the Cromwell Ag Radio Network
October 21, 2019
KFB 1st Vice President Eddie Melton Interview with the Cromwell Ag Radio Network

Kentucky Farm Bureau First Vice President Eddie Melton was recently interviewed by Jeff Nalley of the Cromwell Ag Radio Network about this year’s harvest, international trade, and lessons agriculture has learned when facing tough economic times.

WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area
October 18, 2019
WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area

Over the last three years, the West Kentucky river counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton have been at the center of an economic development initiative known as the West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE.)