- 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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