- November 30, 2015
The District 8 Youth Contest was held on October 12th at Rockcastle County High School. The program consists of a speakers contest and a variety show contest. Each county in the district can bring a male and female speaker and one entry for the variety show. The speakers have an interview with the judges and then give a 2 minute speech about either agriculture or Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Variety can be song, dance, musical instrument or drama.
This year Jackson County Farm Bureau was pleased to have Luke Madden, 16 year old son of Chad and Nicole Madden of Tyner, to perform an acapella version of the gospel song, “Poor Wayfaring Stranger.”
In the speakers contest, Caleb Hibbitts, 16 year old son of Eddie and Heather Ellis of London, spoke about what Kentucky Farm Bureau means to him.
There were a total of 8 speakers and 5 variety performers. The winners in each category are then asked to speak or perform at the KFB Annual Meeting in Louisville in December.
All of the contestants are to be commended for their efforts.
- October 02, 2015
The Jackson County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Picnic was held on Monday, September 21th at the Jackson Energy Farm on Highway 290 in McKee.
Each year the Board of Directors and insurance office staff plan a meal and give away door prizes to show their appreciation to all the member families during their annual meeting.
This year the meal of pork tenderloin sandwiches, chips, cole slaw, baked beans and homemade cake was served to approximately 300 members and their families. Door prizes were awarded and everyone received a gift of either a Kentucky Farm Bureau cap or cup.
A table was set up to commemorate National Farm Safety and Health Week where safety stickers and Farm Safety information handouts were available for members. Emergency Medical Kits were given to two lucky members.
Special guests were Mr. David Campbell (State Board of Directors) and his wife, Teresa; Mr. Terry Lawson (State Board of Directors) and his wife Marlene; Brad Wilkerson, Area Program Director; District 8 Women’s Chair, Tracy Eddington and several staff members from the KFB State Office in Louisville.
Lynn Parsons, Consultant; Brenda Ayers, Agency Manager; Ken Wilson, Director of Agency Support and Marketing; and Ryan Midden, Agency Support and Marketing Manager.
Doug Wilson, Young Farmer Chair: David Campbell, State Board of Directors; and Matt Ingram, Division Director Organization Division.
Terry Lawson, State Board of Directors; and Brent Bingham, Jackson Co Board of Directors
- September 30, 2015
Jackson County Farm Bureau took part in the Environmental Field Day on Tuesday, September 22 at the Sandgap Park. Phyllis Purvis, Jackson County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair; Shane Ayers, KFB Agent and Micah Ayers, KFB Agent presented a program on ATV Safety to 4th grade students from all over the county.
Shane and Micah Ayers with Mrs. Sondra Jones 4th grade class
Micah Ayers talking with Mrs. Sherry Banks 4th grade class
Austin Bowles from Mrs. Sherry Banks class tries on a safety helmet.
- September 09, 2015
Lucas Madden was the winner of a 19” Television given by Jackson County Farm Bureau as a door prize at the fair on Saturday. The booth was set up to promote and highlight Farm Bureau member benefits. Pictured: Lucas Madden and Brenda Ayers, Agency Manager.
- September 09, 2015
Jackson County Farm Bureau and Veterinarian, Joey Minter teamed up to offer Rabies and Parvo shots to small pets belonging to Farm Bureau members. Approximately 50 pets were vaccinated at a reduced cost to the member. The clinic, which was held in the parking lot at the Farm Bureau office in McKee, had a steady stream of customers and was a great success. Harry Wilson, Jackson County Farm Bureau President, said, “This clinic is beneficial to our members and we hope to be able to offer the program again.”
- September 09, 2015
Jackson County Farm Bureau made a donation of $2500 to Jackson County’s 3AJC Kitchen. The kitchen is a great asset to Jackson County and allows students the opportunity to learn about the processing and canning of foods. The kitchen has people from around the state using the facility. Farm Bureau is proud to be able to help sponsor the work done there. Pictured is Brenda Ayers and Kathy Howell .
- August 24, 2015
JACKSON COUNTY FARM BUREAU
AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO LOCAL STUDENT
Jackson County Farm Bureau is proud to award a $1000 scholarship to Jackson County High School graduate, Nathaniel Rader. He will be attending Eastern Kentucky University and plans to major in science. Nathaniel has a great interest in animals and would like to pursue a career in Wildlife Management, Veterinarian Science or possibly Science Education. He has been very active in high school with the Jackson County Cross Country Team and the Varsity Baseball Team. He has participated in several 5-K charity runs. He is a member of the Gray Hawk Baptist Church Youth Group.
Nathaniel is the son of Dean and Julianne Rader of McKee.
- March 20, 2015
March 18, 2015 the Jackson County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair, Phyllis Purvis along with Agency Manager, Brenda Ayers, went to Tyner Elementary School and read the Farm Bureau approved book “The Beeman” to a group of Kindergarten students. The book was then presented to the Librarian, Tina Huff, to be used in the school Library. The Students were given a folder which included a muffin recipe taken from the book along with a KFB ruler and pencil. A stack of folders were left with Ms. Huff so she could pass them out to other students who she would read to in the next classes. The students were very animated and we enjoyed a lively conversation about bee’s and honey. This was a great experience for students and the women’s committee members.
- March 03, 2015
Food check-out week which commemorates the week when Americans have earned enough spendable income to purchase their food supply for the entire year was February 15-21, 2015. Kentucky Farm Bureau recognizes this week each year to bring attention to local farmers and ranchers and the fact that food in America is more affordable than in many other countries. Jackson County Farm Bureau celebrated by giving away a $25 Gift Certificate.
Winner of the gift certificate was Rusty Flannery of McKee. Mr. Flannery was given a gift certificate to purchase groceries at the local IGA Store.
Phyllis Purvis, Jackson County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair, presented the gift certificate to Mr. Flannery.
- September 24, 2014
Jackson County Farm Bureau commemorated National Health and Safety Week by taking part in the Annual Environmental Field Day for 5th grade students at Sandgap Park on September 23rd.
Shane Ayers, Agent and Phyllis Purvis, Women’s Committee Chair presented information on ATV Safety and discussed ways the students can ride safer and be more protected on the trails. They had safety equipment such as a helmet, vest and boots on hand for the students to see.
Jackson County Farm Bureau also invited Trooper Robert Purdy to join in their safety program. Trooper Purdy is the Safety Officer for Kentucky State Police at the Richmond Post. He talked to the students about their safety as they ride and about what Kentucky laws are concerning ATV’s. He also showed them some equipment he uses as a State Trooper.
The students enjoyed their day as they went from station to station and heard presentations about forestry, gun safety, soil and water conservation, ATV safety, and many others.
Trooper Robert Purdy talks to 5th grade students during National Health and Safety Week
- September 22, 2014
Jackson County Farm Bureau Board of Directors presented local media outlets, the Jackson County Sun, The Jackson County Times and WWAG Radio, with a basket of fruit and cookies to show their appreciation for coverage of local Farm Bureau activities throughout the year. Phyllis Purvis, Jackson County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair said, “Our local media are all so great about covering any activity we are involved in and we just wanted to let them know how much we appreciate them.”
Tammy Spurlock, General Manager of the Jackson County Sun Newspaper
- September 16, 2014
Jackson County Farm Bureau was one of the vendors at the Regional Farm to School event which took place at the Jackson County High School on Thursday, August 28th. Jackson County Farm Bureau Women’s Chair, Phyllis Purvis, spoke to the students about Kentucky Farm Bureau and the many ways they work with farmers. Students were given KFB pencils, rulers and stickers as they discussed KFB scholarships, Member Discounts, Identity Theft Recovery and other benefits of being a Farm Bureau member.
This event, sponsored by Spread the Health Appalachia, showcased local agriculture products. The students enjoyed trying some locally grown items as they went from booth to booth and gathered information about the products. Students from Clay, Knox, Bell and Jackson Counties were represented.
Jackson County Farm Bureau Women's Chair, Phyllis Purvis and President, Harry Wilson.
Jackson County Farm Bureau Women's Chair, Phyllis Purvis with students touring the booths.
Phyllis Purvis, Jackson County Farm Bureau Women's Chair.
- September 16, 2014
The Jackson County Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting and Picnic was held on Monday, September 15th at the Jackson Energy Farm in McKee.
A meal of pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, and baked beans was served to approximately 400 people. Two 40” Televisions were given as Door Prizes and all the men received a KFB cap and the women were given KFB measuring cups.
The Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended. They especially want to thank all who had a hand in setting up, cooking, serving and cleaning up. Special guests included, Terry Gilbert, State Director; David Campbell, State Director and his wife Teresa; Lynn Parsons, Brad Wilkerson, Ryan Midden, Matt Ingram, and Ken Wilson all representing the Kentucky Farm Bureau State Office in Louisville.
- September 02, 2014
Jackson County Farm Bureau held a Veterinarian Clinic on Friday, August 22. Veterinarian, Joey Minter and Farm Bureau teamed up to offer Rabies and Parvo shots to pets belonging to Farm Bureau members. Mr. Minter said the clinic was a great success and he hopes to be able to team with Jackson County Farm Bureau to offer this program in the future.
The clinic, which was set up in the parking lot of the Farm Bureau office and from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, had a steady stream of customers. Jackson County Farm Bureau President, Harry Wilson, said they are always looking for ways to better serve their members.
Paul Rose brought in his pet skunk, Lily
Jackson County Farm Bureau Members taking advantage of the Vetinarian Clinic on August 22, 2014
Veterinarian Joey Minter, along with students from Jackson County High School
- August 18, 2014
As a member service, Jackson County Farm Bureau will host an Animal Clinic with Veterinarian Joey Minter on Friday, Augst 22, 2014. Click here for more information.
- March 18, 2014
Food check-out week which commemorates the week when Americans have earned enough spendable income to purchase their food supply for the entire year was February 16-22, 2014. Jackson County Farm Bureau celebrated by giving away a $25 Gift Certificate for food.
Winner of the gift certificate was Ryan Judd of McKee. Mr. Judd was given a choice of Grocery stores in the county and he chose IGA.
Brenda Ayers presented the gift certificate to Mr. Judd.
- October 09, 2013
Jackson County Farm Bureau was represented at the Youth Variety Contest on October 7, 2013 at Rockcastle County High School by Blake Davis. Blake is the son of Larry Jason and Amanda Davis of Annville. Blake is 14 years old and played the piano and sang, “Your Cry Has Woken The Master.” He was chosen as the winner of the contest and will be playing piano and singing at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Louisville on December 6, 2013. Congratulation to Blake for a job well done!
Jackson County also had two entries in the Outstanding Youth Contest. Contestants must present a 2 minute speech concerning Agriculture or Farm Bureau and they also have a personal interview. The two Outstanding Youth contestants were Angel Vanzant, daughter of Everett and Jessica Vanzant of Gray Hawk and Aaron Adams, son of Tim and Beverly Adams of McKee.
Jackson County Farm Bureau is very proud of the youth in the county. They have had several winners and runners-up in the past and are always ready to sponsor students in these contests.
The Outstanding Youth and Variety contests are just two of many youth programs Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsors including Ag in the Classroom, Local and State Scholarships, and IFAL.
|Blake Davis||Angel Vanzant||Aaron Adams|
- October 08, 2013
Jackson County Farm Bureau presented local newspapers, The Jackson County Sun and The Jackson County Times with trays of cookies and a certificate of appreciation for their coverage of local Farm Bureau events and activities.
|Jerry Sparks, Jackson County Sun and Brenda Ayers,
Jackson County Farm Bureau Agency Manager
|Jackson County Times, Sue Caldwell|
Mr. Jerry Sparks of the Jackson County Sun was awarded the Jackson County Communication Award. He was chosen for his excellent news coverage of Farm Bureau activities in Jackson County.
- October 03, 2013
Jackson County Farm Bureau gave farm safety stickers and printed agriculture information at a local meeting of the Cattlemen¹s Association. Jackson County Women¹s Committee prepared the information promoting agriculture to be distributed at the meeting and given out to the public at the local Farm Bureau office.
Tanda Isaacs, Women's committee member, and Jackson County Farm Bureau member, Josh Lakes.
- September 27, 2013
On September 24th at Sandgap Park, Jackson County Farm Bureau took part in the Environmental Field Day sponsored by the Jackson County Conservation District. This event is held each year and involves each of the local elementary schools. This year 4th Grades from McKee, Sandgap, and Tyner Elementary Schools were given information by representatives from Fish and Wildlife, Water, Gun Safety and several other groups.
Jackson County Farm Bureau along with Trooper Robert Prudy, from the Richmond State Police Post gave students a lesson in ATV Safety. The students learned about riding ATV’s safely and about equipment needed to protect them while riding. It was a very informative and fun day for the students and also for the presenters.
Trooper Robert Purdy, Shane Ayers, KFB Agent, and
|Group of 4th graders during Field Day|
- September 27, 2013
The Jackson County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Picnic was held on Monday, September 23rd at the Jackson Energy Farm on Highway 290 in McKee.
Each year the Board of Directors and insurance office staff plan a meal and give away door prizes to show their appreciation to all the member families during their annual meeting. The meal of pork barbecue sandwiches, chips, cole slaw, baked beans and homemade cake was served by the Farm Bureau staff to approximately 200 members and their families. Door prizes were awarded to many of the attendees and everyone received a gift bag of Kentucky Farm Bureau items.
Special guests were Mr. David Campbell and Ms. Terry Gilbert (State Board of Directors) and their spouses. Also attending was Lynn Parsons, Senior Area Program Director.
- May 30, 2013
Jackson County Farm Bureau awarded two $1000 scholarships to local students for the 2013-2014 school year. The winners of this year’s scholarships were Kelsey Nicholson and Emily Sizemore.
Kelsey Nicholson is the daughter of Wade and Debra Nicholson of Annville, KY. Kelsey will attend Eastern Kentucky University and plans to go into Nursing. Her chosen career is Nurse Practitioner.
Emily Sizemore is the daughter of James and Ruthie Sizemore of Annville, KY. Emily will attend Eastern Kentucky University and plans to go into Nursing . Her chosen career is Nurse Practitioner.
Jackson County Farm Bureau has been awarding these scholarships for many years and is honored to be able to support our students and their education in this manner.
Pictured above (L-R): Emily Sizemore and Kelsey Nicholson
- May 02, 2013
The Women’s Leadership Conference is held in different areas across the United States. This year it was in Las Vegas, Nevada. This conference provided an excellent opportunity for women to develop and refine valuable leadership skills which can be used to advance local and state programs. In addition, event participants enjoyed the unique opportunity to network with other women who are involved in agriculture throughout the United States.
Conference workshops included Social Media, Business Planning, Policy Development, Starting the Dialogue by US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.
There was a silent Auction to benefit the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education and several tours of farms, winery’s, Springs Preserve and Hoover Dam.
The Kentucky delegation of about 70 ladies from across the state included Jackson county representatives, Phyllis Purvis, Jackson County Women’s Committee Chairperson and Brenda Ayers, Jackson County Farm Bureau Agency Manager.
- March 06, 2013
Food check-out week which commemorates the week when Americans have earned enough spendable income to purchase their food supply for the entire year was February 17-23, 2013. Jackson County Farm Bureau celebrated by giving away a $25 Gift Certificate.
Winner of the gift certificate was Ima Jean Eversole of McKee. Ms. Eversole was given a choice of Grocery stores in the county and she chose IGA.
Brenda Ayers presented the gift certificate to Ms. Eversole.
- January 23, 2013
Jackson County Farm Bureau welcomed several guests from our state office to their annual Christmas meeting and dinner. Guests included Mark Haney, President, Eddie Melton, 1st Vice President and Fritz Geisecke, 2nd Vice President of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation. Other guests were Lynn Parsons, Area Program Director, David Campbell, State Board of Directors and his wife Teresa, and Kathy Pleasants, State Women’s Chair. Mr. Haney spoke to the crowd of about 60 Directors and their wives and the Jackson County Farm Bureau office staff about the future of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
|Mr. Mark Haney, President of Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation||L to R: Mr. Fritz Giesecke, Mr. Eddie Melton, Mr. Harry Wilson, Mr. Mark Haney|
- January 23, 2013
Jackson County Farm Bureau was represented at the Youth Variety Contest on October 1, 2012 at Rockcastle County High School by Jason Davis. Jason is the son of Larry Jason and Amanda Davis of Annville. Jason is 13 years old and played the piano and sang, “The Love of God.” He was runner-up in the contest. Jackson County Farm Bureau is very proud of the youth in the county. They have had several winners and runners-up in the past. Congratulation to Jason for a job well done!
The Variety contest is one of many youth programs Kentucky Farm Bureau sponsors including Ag in the Classroom, Outstanding Youth, Local and State Scholarships and many others.
- January 23, 2013
|Phyllis Purvis, Jackson County Farm Bureau’s women’s committee chair receives Gold Star Award from
Phyllis Amyx, State Chair at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Louisville.
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