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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 23, 2019
May 16, 2019
Across Kentucky - May 23, 2019

The latest Feeding America Map the Meal Gap shows hunger is a widespread problem across the state.  Feeding Kentucky Director Tamara Sandberg talks about the latest results, where the problems are, and how donations help make a dent in hunger.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.