Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast
Trisha Campbell, Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 2019 Discussion Meet Winner, was the featured speaker at the Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast Feb 6th at the Logan County Extension Office. She explained the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet process as well as her experience participating in the American Farm Bureau’s Discussion Meet contest in Austin, TX this past January. The topic of this year’s discussion was the future impact of cell-based meat technologies on production agriculture.
Mrs. Campbell also pointed out how beneficial vocational agriculture classes and FFA are to high school students. The intern program that allows students to work for businesses as a part of their education gives the students a great head start for their future. The future for careers in agriculture is very good. Her remarks were well received by the audience and she was given a standing ovation.
- Kentucky Production Agri-Tech (KPAT) Initiative
- February 16, 2021
The backbone of Kentucky’s agriculture industry is the existence of family-owned production farms and supporting businesses located in every region of the state. Often small operations, these entities make up the majority of the ag industry in the Commonwealth, therefore representing a significant portion of the state’s overall economic development structure.
- Renewing Your 'Ag Tag' Could Help Kentucky's Agriculture Youth
- February 5, 2021
One of the greatest honors of serving as Commissioner of Agriculture is the opportunity to travel around the state, put the tailgate down on a farm truck, and have a conversation with a farmer about how the year looks.
- Summit Offers Producers Tips for Direct Sales
- January 29, 2021
When income flows directly from consumers to farmers, everyone benefits. Consumers have access to the freshest food, farmers can ask a premium price for their product because there is no middle-man, and local economies benefit in the form of jobs and local purchases. For farmers who are thinking about this for the first time or have been doing direct sales for years, the Agriculture Direct Marketing Summit, Feb. 16-18, offers tips to improve the direct sales process.