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Comment Column:  KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Comment Column: KFB Young Farmer Chair Tyler Ferguson talks about farming and a rural way of life

Having grown up working on my grandparent’s farm, I learned at an early age an appreciation of the farming way of life. I was taught the value agriculture holds for my family and the world around me. 

Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products
March 21, 2019
Statement from KFB President Mark Haney regarding proper labeling of meat products

As a cattle producer, I am thankful to the General Assembly for passing House Bill 311 which will ensure lab-grown protein products are properly labeled for consumers. I would also like to thank Representative Michael Meredith for sponsoring this important bill.

President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.
March 21, 2019
President's Column: Kentucky Farm Families Advocating in Washington, D.C.

Having just returned from the annual Congressional Tour in Washington, D.C., I’m always amazed and encouraged at the level of participation we have for this trip and other advocacy opportunities.

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.