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Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women attend FUSION Conference
  • March 13, 2015

On February 13-15, 2015 four members of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee attended the National FUSION Conference in Nashville, TN at Opryland Hotel sponsored by Farm Bureau. The women attending were Melinda Pence, Joyce Hester, Phyllis Long, and Thelma Blair. The Farmers United: Skills, Inspiration, Outreach and Networking (FUSION) Conference brought together leaders from three program areas: Promotion & Education, Women’s Leadership and Young Farmers & Ranchers from across the nation. There were 1300 attendees with approximately 300 of them being from various state Women’s Leadership committees. The track objectives were advocacy, business, collegiate, communication, education, leadership, rural development, and technology.

FUSION Conference 2015

 
Food Check-Out Week in Lincoln County
  • March 13, 2015

Judge Jim Adams met with the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee on February 14, 2015 to declare the week of February 17-23 Food Check-Out Week in Lincoln County. On February 21, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee gave out brochures about healthy foods at Save A Lot in Stanford. They also gave a list of foods to customers. If they bought 3 items from the list they were given a jar of peanut butter. Peanut butter that was not given out was donated to Fort Logan Ministries.

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2014 Lincoln County Farm Bureau Scholarships
  • August 19, 2014

Dan Grigson, Chairman of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Education Committee, presented awards to Lincoln County graduates at the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting August 8, 2014, along with David Campbell, President and Thelma Blair, Chairman of the Women’s Committee.

Students receiving the $1,000 Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships were: Caleb Epling, son of Paul and Linda Epling and Israel Mullins, son of Scott and Melissa Mullins.

The student receiving the $1,000 Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation Jimmy Williams Memorial Scholarship was Isaac Renner, son of Tracey and Robyn Renner.

The student receiving the $500 Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Scholarship was Benjamin Estes, son of Mike and Kaye Estes.
 

 
Lincoln County Annual Meeting
  • July 10, 2014

Lincoln County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Picnic

August 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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Legislative Drive-In
  • May 05, 2014

On March 12, 2014, Lincoln County’s Farm Bureau Board participated in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Annual Legislative Drive In. Six members of the Board’s Legislative Committee spend the day in Frankfort participating in briefings updating them on bills of interest to the Agricultural community. They then met with State Senator Chris Girdler and State Representative David Meade. A very productive conversation about current legislative activity ensued. Among those issues discussed were the budget proposal and its implications for Lincoln County and agriculture. Other issues included Eminent Domain and property rights, pensions reform and SB78, the “dog bite” bill which would affect the legal liability status of all landlords. 

 


 
Ag Literacy Week
  • May 01, 2014

To celebrate National Ag Day on March 25, 2014 and Ag Literacy Week Mach 23-29, 2014 members of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women's Committee read the book, The Beeman by Laurie Krebs and Valarie Cis, to Kindergarten - 2nd grade classes at all the elementary schools in the county. Each committee member did an activity with the class and then read the book about a Beeman and Honey Bees. They then gave honey stix to the students. Joyce Hester and Phyllis Long went to Hustonville, Kathy Kelley went to McKinney, Miranda Brown went to Stanford, Gracie Gilbert went to Crab Orchard, Mary Ann May went to Highland, and Thelma Blair went to Waynesburg. The book was then donated to the classroom along with a teachers' guide including many more activities, and a newspaper that told more about bees.
 

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Congressional Tour
  • May 01, 2014

David Campbell, Jack Blair, and Thelma Blair attended the 2014 Kentucky Farm Bureau Congressional Tour in Washington, D.C. from February 23 - 27, 2014. The three Lincoln County board members attended a briefing meeting from American Farm Bureau and Kentucky Farm Bureau on current issues to address with their congressmen. Mark Haney, President of
Kentucky Farm Bureau and David Beck, Executive Vice President welcomed the Kentucky delegation. Joe Cain, Deputy Director of the Commodity Division of Kentucky Farm Bureau and a Lincoln County native, gave us a briefing on issues. Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, informed us of her priorities in implementing the Farm Bill. The next day the 3 Lincoln Countians got to have breakfast with Hal Rogers where we addressed issues such as: thanking the congressman for supporting the recent Farm Bill that had been passed, environment, tax reform, trade, how immigration reform will effect farm labor, and the clean water act and restrictions that EPA wants to put on farmers. Later in the morning we met Congressman Rogers for a personal tour of the Capitol that was very informative and historical. Wednesday afternoon we continued with our visit to the Nation's Capital with a question and answer session with Senator Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell.

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Food Check Out Day
  • May 01, 2014

Judge Jim Adams met with the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women's Committee on February 21, 2014 to declare the week of February 16-22 Food Check Out Week in Lincoln County. On February 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women's Committee gave out brochures about healthy foods at Save A Lot in Stanford. They also gave a list of foods to customers. If they bought 3 items from the list they were given a jar of peanut butter. Peanut butter that was not given out was donated to Fort Logan Ministries.
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State Women's Leadership Conference
  • May 01, 2014

Seven members of the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women's Committee (Melinda Pence, Linda Gooch, Mary Ann May, Thelma Blair, Cathy Pleasants, Joyce Hester and Phyllis Long) attended the state Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Conference on March 21 - 22, 2014. They heard several good speakers at the General Sessions including a session on Changing Your World, The Power of One, What It Takes, and a closing session on "Who Needs Legs When You Have Wings", by Chad Hymas. We also heard updates on legislative issues and member benefits. Breakout sessions included:
1.Health Care/Affordable Care Act,
2. Personal Safety-Self Defense,
3. Advocating for Agriculture Through Shared Values,
4. Farm Safety: Mitigating the Risk.

We also chose from 4 tours that included Gainesway Farms, Keeneland, Aviation Museum, and Shaker Village. The food was excellent and speakers were very motivational. The committee went away with a lot of ideas about things that could be done in Lincoln County to educate others about what farmers do and ideas to better the farming industry.

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District Spelling Bee
  • April 29, 2014

Congratulations to Benton McKnight, an 8th grader from Lincoln County Middle School, for winning the District Spelling Bee on February 17, 2014. The Lincoln County Spelling Bee was held at the Board of Education on February 17th with eight participants representing eight of our schools. These students competed for the chance to represent Lincoln County Public Schools at the state level. In order to be declared the winner, the student had to correctly spell the word missed as well as a new word. Benton successfully completed that challenge and will advance to the state competition in March in Louisville. We would like to thank Lincoln County Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and local agents Andrew Kaiser and Sonja Bratcher for sponsoring this event.
 

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Legislative Drive-In
  • April 29, 2014

On March 12, 2014, Lincoln County’s Farm Bureau Board participated in Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Annual Legislative Drive In. Six members of the Board’s Legislative Committee spend the day in Frankfort participating in briefings updating them on bills of interest to the Agricultural community. They then met with State Senator Chris Girdler and State Representative David Meade. A very productive conversation about current legislative activity ensued. Among those issues discussed were the budget proposal and its implications for Lincoln County and agriculture. Other issues included Eminent Domain and property rights, pensions reform and SB78, the “dog bite” bill which would affect the legal liability status of all landlords. 

 

 
Lincoln County Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth & Variety Contests
  • October 08, 2013

Lincoln County youth competed in the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth & Variety Contests on September 30, 2013 at the Stanford Baptist Church.

In the Outstanding Youth Contest, youth competed in personal interviews and a two-minute speech on stage. The female winner was Makayla Campbell, daughter of David and Jennifer Campbell, runner-up was Charley Singleton, daughter of Corky Goode. The male winner was Isaac Renner, son of Tracey and Robyn Renner, runner-up was Israel Mullins, son of Marvin and Melissa Mullins.

Other participants in the Outstanding Youth Contest was: Faith Kirkpatrick, daughter Melvin and Barbara Foley.
The Variety Contest winner was Shelby Morgan, daughter of Shane and Tina Morgan.
The winners of the Outstanding Youth & Variety Contests will compete in district competition October 7, 2013 at Rockcastle County High School.

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Lincoln County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
  • July 24, 2013

Lincoln County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Picnic

August 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm

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Lincoln County Young Farmers attend Leadership Conference
  • March 06, 2013

On January 25 and 26, we traveled to Louisville to the 2013 Winter Outing for the Kentucky Farm Bureau Young Farmer’s Leadership Conference. The weather was certainly not in our favor! We convened at the Marriott downtown this year and had a wonderful conference. While we did get off to a slow start with attendees having to take their time on the roads, we had great attendance!

This year for our service project, we gave to a local mission, the Wayside Christian Mission, in Louisville. They take care of homeless people, formerly homeless and indigent people and help them get back on their feet. It was certainly a worthy project.

There were many useful breakout groups to attend at this year’s conference. There were workshops on Identity Theft, Grain and Cattle Markets, Farm Safety, Social Media (and using it effectively), KSP: Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and others. There was even a class to keep the kids entertained and safe while the parents were busy elsewhere. In the evenings, we had a chance to attend the Louisville Science Center, ice skating and monster trucks! There was something for everyone!

 


 

 
Young Farmer couple, Josh and Miranda Brown, attends National Leadership Conference
  • March 06, 2013

What a trip we had to Phoenix, Arizona! We made the trek, Feb. 7-12.
We enjoyed beautiful accommodations at the Marriott in Phoenix. We had many sessions available on a wide range of topics. There were sessions on growing the family farm, biotechnology on the farm, inspiring your workers to work hard for you and Advocacy and Agricultural Literacy. We also heard from Michael Abrashoff, a former Navy Commander and Leadership Expert. He gave a keynote address and was a wonderful speaker and had an outstanding story to tell. In the end, we all came away with some very useful information and a chance to catch up with friends from across the United States. We also appreciate the opportunity to meet some new people with new ideas!

 


 

 
Spelling Bee
  • March 06, 2013

Lincoln County Spelling Bee was held on February 13th, and sponsored by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Insurance Agencies & Federation. There was representation from nine schools from around the county and the winner was James Durham representing the Lincoln County Middle School. Participants in this year’s Spelling Bee were: (below) Alexis Rodriguez, Waynesburg Elementary, Weston Baker, Stanford Elementary, Jeremiah McFarland, Lloyd McGuffey Sixth Grade Center, Devin Adkins, Colwell Home School, James Durham - Lincoln County Middle School, Erika Owens, McKinney Elementary, Lydia Rice, Highland Elementary, Ocean Irvin, Hustonville Elementary, and Kaylee Murphy, Crab Orchard Elementary.

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Each Participant received $20.00 for participating and the winner received $50.00 and will be going on to the Derby Spelling Bee which is held on March 19th 2013.

Ms. Thelma Blair representing the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation was there to present the awards to the individuals. We are we thankful for the sponsorship of Mr. Andrew Kaiser and Sonja Bratcher representing the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Insurance Agencies and the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation.

 

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Thelma Blair, Lincoln County Farm Bureau, and the winner, James Durham from LCMS.

 


 

 
Food Check-Out
  • March 06, 2013

Judge Jim Adams met with the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee on February 14 to declare the week of February 17-23 Food Check Out Week in Lincoln County. On February 21, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Lincoln County Farm Bureau women’s committee gave out brochures about healthy foods at Save A Lot in Stanford. They also gave a list of foods to customers. If they bought 3 items from the list they were given a jar of peanut butter. Peanut butter that was not given out was donated to Fort Logan Ministries.

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Lincoln County Spelling Bee
  • February 21, 2012
spelling bee (Custom)    Lincoln County Spelling Bee was held on February 21, 2012 and sponsored by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Insurance Agencies and Federation. There was representation from nine schools from around the county and the winner was from the Stanford Elementary School. The following students are listed from left to right (front row): Emily Lynn, (McKinney), Aaron Charland (Hustonville, 1st runner-up), Jaiden Hoover, (Highland), Bianca Long (Waynesburg), Alex Taylor, (Crab Orchard), Seth Gilliam, (McGuffey 6th Grade Center), Tyler Bastin., (Stanford, Winner), Elias Raymundo (Lincoln County Middle School). Each participant received $25.00 for participating and the winner received $50.00 and will be going on to the Derby Spelling Bee which is held on March 10, 2012. Mr. David Campbell, representing the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation was there to present the awards to the individuals. We are thankful for the sponsorship of Andrew Kaiser and Sonja Bratcher representing the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Insurance Agencies and the Lincoln County Farm Bureau Federation.


 
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