Hopkins County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships
Louisville, KY (July 6, 2018) – Victoria Hight, McKenzie Rodgers and Abigail Waide, all seniors in Hopkins County, are the recipients of college scholarships from Hopkins County Farm Bureau. In partnership with County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded $465,400 this year to deserving students from across the Commonwealth.
Victoria Hight was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and plans to attend Western Kentucky University to pursue a degree in health sciences. Hight is the daughter of Tony and Karen Hight of White Plains, KY.
McKenzie Rodgers received a $2,000 scholarship and will attend Western Kentucky University to pursue a degree in education. Rodgers is the daughter of Jeffery and Kristal Rodgers of White Plains, KY.
Abigail Waide also received a $2,000 scholarship and plans to attend the University of Louisville to obtain a degree in nursing. Waide is the daughter of Forrest and Lori Waide of Madisonville, KY.
Farm Bureau scholarships, offered annually, are awarded to recipients who display the greatest levels of academic excellence, involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership abilities and financial need.
- Danny Cunningham: Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2019 Farmer of the Year
- November 19, 2018
There is something that can be said about tradition when it comes to farming. Danny Cunningham, the 2019 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year knows all about that kind of tradition. He lives about a half a mile from where he was born and raised, in the small Calloway County community of Penny. There he began his farming experience that continues today.
- Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year
- November 15, 2018
The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.
“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.
- Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award
- November 7, 2018
Three finalists have been named for the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau OYFF honor, in recognition of their achievements as part of the farming community. The finalists are Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County, Wesley and Alicia Logsdon of Pulaski County, and Drew and Liz White of Union County. The winner will be announced at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the end of November.