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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.

Down the Backroads: The Love of the Printed Word
March 21, 2019
Down the Backroads: The Love of the Printed Word

As much as I love this digital age we live in, at least when it comes to gathering information, I still am a bit old fashion in that I love the printed word; not files on a smart phone or computer but actual print in a newspaper, or magazine, or book.

Comment Column: The Importance of Ag Literacy
March 21, 2019
Comment Column: The Importance of Ag Literacy

Things sure have changed a lot since I was a kid.

As I was growing up, we always had a few milk cows. To buy milk at the grocery store was laughable, we had our own! Most families grew their own food, as everyone had a garden. 

2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Leadership Conference
March 21, 2019
2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer  Leadership Conference

In keeping with Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) efforts to continually provide learning opportunities to its members, this year’s Young Farmer (YF) Leadership Conference hosted nearly 300 attendees for a weekend filled with educational workshops, tours, and the chance to network with each other, as well as state ag leaders.

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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