Newsroom

President's Column:  Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

President's Column: Come Visit the Kentucky State Fair

By the time Kentucky Farm Bureau was founded as an organization in 1919, the Kentucky State Fair was already celebrating its 17th birthday, officially. But the fair has roots that date back to 1816, making it one of the oldest fair celebrations in the country.

Across Kentucky - May 22, 2019
May 16, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 22, 2019

Kentucky Farm Bureau will work with teachers across the state to teach them about agriculture and how that connects to the classroom.  Farm Bureau Ag In The Classroom Director Scott Christmas talks about the program, what is taught, where the sessions are held and other details.

Listen here

Across Kentucky - May 21, 2019
May 16, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 21, 2019

The Kentucky Natural Resource Conservation Service is welcoming new state director Greg Stone.  Host Alan Watts talks with Stone about his background, what he plans to do to help Kentucky farmers in their conservation efforts and other details.

Listen here

Across Kentucky - May 20, 2019
May 16, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 20, 2019

Kentucky voters head to the polls Tuesday to select a number of statewide candidates who will run for office in the November General Election.  Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney says it is important for people to know the issues and the candidates, and to go vote.

Listen here

Down the Backroads: Teachers Make Such a Difference in Our Lives
May 9, 2019
Down the Backroads: Teachers Make Such a Difference in Our Lives

I’m not sure if this is an age thing or not, but it seems to me that the older I get the more I reflect on the past, taking in all the moments and memories that have guided me to where I am today as a person, a husband, a father, a soon-to-be grandfather, and a communicator.

Forestry Industry Provides Value-Added Opportunities
May 9, 2019
Forestry Industry Provides Value-Added Opportunities

When thinking of Kentucky agriculture, many crops could come to mind including corn, soybeans, wheat, and tobacco, to name a few.  But timber may not often be thought of as a crop. 

Kentucky Hemp Forum: State and national leaders discuss the possibilities of this "new" crop
May 9, 2019
Kentucky Hemp Forum:  State and national leaders discuss the possibilities of this "new" crop

The 2014 Farm Bill paved the way for hemp production on a research level in this country after a long hiatus partially due to its placement on the Controlled Substance list in 1970. The 2018 Farm Bill took away legal obstacles, allowing it to once again become an agricultural commodity.