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Youth Livestock Investment Auction
  • October 26, 2011

The 2nd Annual Youth Investment Livestock Auction was held August 30 at the Franklin County Farm Bureau Pavilion, Lakeview Park. The livestock auction helps the youth exhibitors receive monetary benefits to offset expenses incurred by participating in 4H and FFA livestock projects. The youth participants gain valuable knowledge, responsibility and leadership skills through raising quality livestock and participating in agricultural exhibitions.

The buyers purchase a quality produced livestock animal where 100% of the proceeds provide needed financial support to Franklin County youth. Buyers have three options at the end of the sale:

  • the buyer(s) may choose to resell the animal for the pre-established floor price
  • the buyer(s) may choose to keep the animal purchased and have the animal processed
  • the buyer(s) can donate the animal to the sale committee to resell the animal and keep the proceeds in a general fund to help with future educational or sale related expenses

This is the second year that Franklin County Farm Bureau has invested in the Youth Investment Auction. Last year we purchased a hog that was processed and donated to the Access Soup Kitchen. The program was such a huge success for the youth participants as well as providing food for our community, we purchased two lambs that will be processed and donated to the Access Soup Kitchen again this year.

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pig girl (Custom) Mattie Craig (Custom) Ryan Halligan (Custom)
Todd Craig (Custom)  Austin Bridgeman (Custom)  Grace Higgs (Custom)
Elizabeth Wright (Custom)    Kylen Douglas (Custom) ham (Custom)
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District 6 Youth Contest Winners
  • October 19, 2011

Congratulations Mary Elizabeth Wood and Ryan Halligan for winning the District 6 Youth Contest. Good Luck at State.

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Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest
  • October 17, 2011

The Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest was held during our Annual Meeting, October 4, 2011. The winners from the county contest will represent the county at the district contest being held on October 17th in Owen County. After the district contest is complete, the winners will advance to represent their District at the Kentucky Farm Bureau State Annual Convention in December. The purpose of the Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest is to promote youth involvement in county Farm Bureau activities and to recognize leadership, achievements and awards in their schools and communities. The contestants were judged during a personal interview session and a 2 minute prepared speech related to agriculture or Farm Bureau.

Congratulations to our county winners Mary Elizabeth Wood and Ryan Halligan.

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Franklin County
  • May 04, 2010

KFB supports every community through information products and service programs including Women's Leadership Activities, Ag in the Classroom, Commodity Market Information, Scholarships, Certified Roadside Farm Markets and Young Farmers. In addition, we offer a wide range of member benefits. Contact your local office today and learn how to get the most from your farm bureau membership.

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