Young Farmer Summer Outing
2015 YOUNG FARMER SUMMER OUTING
July 9-11, 2015
The Kentucky Farm Bureau State Young Farmer Summer Outing will be held July 9-11, 2015, in Pikeville, Kentucky. This event will provide a relaxed, fun atmosphere for young farm families to socialize, tour local ag-related sites, and gain a better understanding of the Farm Bureau organization.
The city of Pikeville is rolling out the red carpet and has put together wonderful side packages for participants to enjoy. Several outdoor activities will be available for families both Thursday and Friday for a minimal charge. From zip-lining in the beautiful Appalachian mountains, to horseback riding on scenic horse trails and/or kayaking on the quiet Levisa Fork River, the Zip, Paddle & Saddle package covers everything you need for an exciting outdoor adventure trip. Additionally, history enthusiasts will enjoy a Hatfield-McCoy Feud Tour, which leads visitors to each of the historic feud sites that are available to the public. Details and highlights of these and other outdoor tours and adventures are enclosed. Participants will need to pre-register for these optional activities while registering for the outing online.
The weekend will formally begin with the preliminary rounds of the 2015 Discussion Meet Contest Friday morning. Applications were mailed to the counties in March and are due to the state office no later than Friday, June 19th. Following the Friday Opening Luncheon, participants will have the opportunity to choose from several unique activities and tours. Please refer to the enclosed tentative agenda for details. Friday night, families will enjoy an evening to remember outdoors on the grounds of the beautiful “Breaks Interstate Park” with great food, games, inflatables, scenic trails, and other kid-friendly fun activities. Photo opportunities will be offered for participants.
Saturday begins with the “Eggs and Issues” Breakfast featuring our annual policy development session. Following breakfast, participants will be asked to choose between four available tour options. The Young Farmer Summer Outing will conclude Saturday evening with a dinner in the Pikeville Community Park, where there will certainly be plenty of fun and entertainment for all ages.
Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Hilton Garden Inn by calling (606) 766-2000, or the Hampton Inn by calling (606) 432-8181. In order to receive the special room rate of $109 and $99 (plus tax) respectively, please indicate that you will be attending the “Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer Summer Outing” July 9-11. Reservations requested after the Friday, June 19th deadline are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed for the negotiated room rate. Also, both hotels will offer a complimentary breakfast each day.
The Young Farmer Summer Outing early registration will be available through Friday, June 19th, with a fee of $110 for adults and $55 for children ages 2-12. Afterwards, registration will increase to $125/adult and $60/children. Beginning Tuesday, May 5th, County Farm Bureau secretaries can register online at kyfb.com/yfsummer. There will be an option to pay by credit card or have the county invoiced. No refunds will be given for cancellations after Friday, June 26th.
For more information, please feel free to contact me at (502) 495-5000 ext. 7221 or by email at Scott.Christmas@kyfb.com. You may also find information on our website: kyfb.com/yf. I look forward to seeing you in Pikeville!
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