County Corner - Kentucky Farm Bureau

County Corner

County Farm Bureaus support every community in the Commonwealth through information, products and service programs including: Women's Leadership Activities, Ag in the Classroom, Commodity Market Information, Scholarships, Certified Roadside Farm Markets and our Young Farmers program.  County Farm Bureaus  have established a reputation as effective advocates for its members.  Check this space often for updates on County Farm Bureau programs and activities happening in our community.

Brian Welch represents Hopkins County Farm Bureau at the AFBF Convention in New Orleans
Brian Welch represents Hopkins County Farm Bureau at the AFBF Convention in New Orleans

Brian Welch, MNHHS Ag teacher and FFA Adviser, recently represented Hopkins County Farm Bureau at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans.

Hopkins County youth showcase talent at Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth and Variety Contest
Hopkins County youth showcase talent at Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth and Variety Contest

Hopkins County Farm Bureau was well represented in the 2nd District Kentucky Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth and Variety Contest held Oct 22 in Madisonville.

Hopkins County Farm Bureau honors local professionals
Hopkins County Farm Bureau honors local professionals

Hopkins County Farm Bureau presented Peggy Stirsman, Shirley Peyton and Mark Metcalfe with “Lead Where You Stand” certificates in acknowledgement of their contributions to Hopkins County. 

Hopkins County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships
Hopkins County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

Victoria Hight, McKenzie Rodgers and Abigail Waide, all seniors in Hopkins County, are the recipients of college scholarships from Hopkins County Farm Bureau.

Hopkins County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders
Hopkins County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Hopkins County high school junior Blake Herring recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

Hopkins County students attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders
Hopkins County students attend Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Hopkins County high school juniors Jacob Dikerson and Laney Farmer recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

Madisonville Fire Department utilizes new grain bin rescue equipment
Madisonville Fire Department utilizes new grain bin rescue equipment

Hopkins County Farm Bureau emphasizes the importance of farm safety with the donation of a new piece of grain bin rescue equipment. 

Hopkins County Farm Bureau Receives 2017 Women's Gold Star Award of Excellence
Hopkins County Farm Bureau Receives 2017 Women's Gold Star Award of Excellence

Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Hopkins County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

Hopkins County Farm Bureau Recognized with Top Honors in KFB's Safety Challenge Awards Competition
Hopkins County Farm Bureau Recognized with Top Honors in KFB's Safety Challenge Awards Competition

Hopkins 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.

Hopkins County Farm Bureau Receives 2017 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence
Hopkins County Farm Bureau Receives 2017 Young Farmer Gold Star Award of Excellence

Recognized for the achievements of its Young Farm Program this year, Hopkins County Farm Bureau received the 2017 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville.

Hopkins County Student Attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders
Hopkins County Student Attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders

Hopkins County high school junior Kyle Bratcher recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders.

Food Checkout Week in Hopkins County
Food Checkout Week in Hopkins County

Hopkins County Food Check Out Week was a huge success.  Local Students from the Madisonville North Hopkins FFA Chapter was present at Kroger along with the County Administrator Kimberly Faulk.

Hopkins County Family Attends KFB's 2015 Congressional Tour
Hopkins County Family Attends KFB's 2015 Congressional Tour

Mark and Kelli Herring recently attend the 2015 Congressional Tour, along with daughter Josie and son Blake.

2015 Ag Literacy Day in Hopkins County
2015 Ag Literacy Day in Hopkins County

Shannon Brumfield recently celebrated National Agriculture Literacy Day by incorporating the book of the year into her daily curriculum at Christ The King School.

KFB Spotlight

London's Cornett Farm Fresh Provides One-Stop-Shop with Local Flair
July 16, 2024
London's Cornett Farm Fresh Provides One-Stop-Shop with Local Flair

The market’s successes recently earned them a 2024 Pacesetter Award by the Kentucky Small Business Development Center.

Down the Backroads: The Bond of a Barn Family
July 16, 2024
Down the Backroads: The Bond of a Barn Family

It doesn’t matter whether you live on a farm or not, or show livestock or not, we can experience that expanded family feeling simply by being together, caring for each other, and helping out in times of need.

KFB President Eddie Melton: Advocating for the Ag Industry
July 16, 2024
KFB President Eddie Melton: Advocating for the Ag Industry

We must remain vigilant in our efforts to advocate for our industry especially in the toughest of growing seasons.