Harlan County Farm Bureau recognized with top honors in KFB's Safety Challenge Awards competition

 

Louisville, KY (December 1, 2017) – Harlan County Farm Bureau won top honors for its region of the state in the 2017 Safety Challenge Awards competition during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville. The award was given to Harlan County Farm Bureau for hosting a progressive safety day. The day provided training and resources to make farm and ranch life safer and healthier for children and the community. 

 

Dustin Miniard (center) received a plaque commemorating Harlan County Farm Bureau’s 2017 Safety Challenge award from B. Todd Bright, KFB’s Director, Communication Division (left), and David S. Beck, KFB Executive Vice President (right).

 

 

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