Laurel County Attends the 2018 Legislative Drive-in and Food Check-out Day

 

Kentucky Farm Bureau held its annual Legislative Drive-In in Frankfort on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. During the Drive-In, Farm Bureau members met with their state senators and representatives and advocated on behalf of agriculture. Members from Laurel county met with State Representative Jim Stewart to discuss agricultural issues that are important to them as farm families. Members also celebrated Food Check-Out Day, and brought food baskets to share real KY agriculture with Representative Stewart.

 

Members from Laurel and Knox counties present a food basket to Representative Jim Stewart.

 

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