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2015 Soil Conservation
  • April 23, 2015

 The Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau board of directors made a donation to the Soil Conversation, to assist with showcasing their Soil Health Outreach efforts at the Districts Annual Convention in Louisville in July 2015.

2015 Soil Conservation

Photo:  Lyon KFB Board President, John Rudolph (right) accepting a certificate from the Soil Conversation.  Presenting the certificate is Tommy Dyer (left) with the Soil Conservation.

 
Get Out To Vote
  • April 02, 2015

Voting is one of the most important rights of Americans.

Why you should vote:

1. Let your voice be heard!!!

2. If you don't vote for what you believe in, others will and you may not like the outcome.

3. When we vote, we are representing our children who can't vote. We can make decisions regarding schools and other issues that may affect our children.

4. "All gave some, but some gave all". Honor our history.

5. Vote to make changes. Your elected officials are your voice in Congress.


This year's election includes the races for Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and Commissioner of Agriculture

Hope to see you at the polls in May.
 

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LetYourVoiceBeHeard

 
Crop Training
  • April 02, 2015

On March, 11, 2015, a representative from the American Farm Bureau Insurance Services came to Western KY to train licensed CSR's in Lyon and Caldwell County offices. Lisa Aippersbach, Raleigh Regional Office for AFBINS, met with a CSR from each county and the county Agency Manager, to train them on changes to crop insurance, the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion. KFB State Office staff member, Luke Etheredge, also attended the day's training.

According to the USDA website, the APH Yield Exclusion is a provision of the 2014 Farm Bill that allows for the exclusion of an actual yield for a crop year when RMA determines the county per planted acre yield for a crop year was at least 50 percent below the simple average of the per planted acre yield for the crop in the county for the previous 10 consecutive crop years. To get this benefit, producers must elect the YE option on a crop insurance application or a policy change form by the sales closing date. More information on this can be found at www.rma.usda.gov/help/faq/aphyieldexclusion/html.

The staff were trained on the APH YE option and how to generate the change, via computer program, for local producers. Conservation Compliance Certification Requirements had also been previously discussed. The Lyon Co Agency Manager and LCSR, Susan Doom, then contacted local producers to update them on this change. Some farmers opted to be included in the yield exclusion.
 

 

Crop Training

Photo: from left to right: Chris Williams, Agency Manager for Mississippi Farm Bureau; Kelma White, Lyon Co Agency Manager wife and Lisa Aippersbach, AFBINS representative - discussion at breakfast at Huddle House in Kuttawa KY in Lyon Co.

 
Ag Day
  • April 01, 2015

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) hosted National Agriculture Day on March 18, 2015. This marked the 42nd anniversary of National Ag Day, which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for Ag Day 2015 is “Sustaining Future Generations.”

On March 18, 2015, ACA hosted major events in the nation’s capital, including the Mix-and-Mingle Luncheon and the National Celebration of Agriculture Dinner. Additionally, the ACA will bring approximately 100 college students to Washington to deliver the message of Ag Day to the Hill.
 

These events honor National Agriculture Day and mark a nationwide effort to tell the true story of American agriculture and remind citizens that agriculture is a part of all of us. A number of producers, agricultural associations, corporations, students and government organizations involved in agriculture are expected to participate.
 

National Ag Day is organized by the Agriculture Council of America. ACA is a nonprofit organization composed of leaders in the agricultural, food and fiber community, dedicating its efforts to increasing the public’s awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society.
 

Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau board participates in this event by recruiting high school students to read ag related books to elementary students. The board also donates ag related books to the elementary library.

Visit www.agday.org for more information on National Ag Day in 2015.

Ag Day

An elementary student reading books donated by the Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau board to the Lyon Co elementary library.

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High School student, Ryan Galusha, reading to the elementary students.

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High School student, Sam Gray, reading to the elementary students.

 
FFA Lawnmower Fix Up Day
  • March 25, 2015

 FFA Lawnmower Day

On March 21, 2015, the Lyon Co FFA had a Lawn Mower/Clean-Up/Fix Up Day at the Lyon Co High School.  Members of the FFA changed oil/filters, sharpened blades, rebalanced cutting blades, washed the mower, checked out the air filter, and made sure the lawn mower was ready for the mowing season.  Safety precautions were discussed and taken during this event.  In support of March's National Farm Safety week - March 14 - 20, the Lyon Co KFB Board helped sponsor this event.  Pictured in the photo, is (right) Lyon Co KFB President, John Rudolph presenting a check to (left) Jeff Shaffer, Lyon Co FFA advisor.

 
March District Meeting
  • March 24, 2015

 

 2015 March District Meeting

Members of the Lyon Co KFB board attended the March district meeting held at the Graves County KFB office.  Photo: from left to right, President, John Rudolph; Co-Women's Chair, Sandy Rudolph; first Vice President, Mariesa Driver, Board member, Glen Kinder and his wife, Becky.

 

 
MARCH MADNESS
  • March 19, 2015

Paducah and Louisville Railway Inc (P&L) had 2 two locomotives painted up; one after UK won the national title in 2012, and another for U of L's national title in 2013. They are 415,000 pounds and 400 horsepower each, and 10 feet, 3 inches wide, according to the Courier-Journal's story last March.

On an excursion yesterday, Lyon KFB's CSR's discovered the UK locomotive at the P&L station in Princeton KY, and was able to get photos before the train continued on its path along P&L's 256 mile regional railway system.
 

 

March Madness

 
Congressional Tour 2015
  • March 17, 2015

2015 Tour: 2015-2016 Lead Program Participants - Becky Kinder, very far right, 1st female on bottom row.

Congressional Tour 2015

 

Participants listening to Representative Ed Whitfield.

Congressional Tour 2015

 

 
National FFA Foundation and Culvers Thank Farmers
  • March 02, 2015

National FFA Foundation sponsor Culver’s has created a video dedicated to thanking farmers. Culver's will donate $1 to the National FFA Foundation for every view up to $50,000.

For every viewing of this video between February 20 and December 31, 2015, Culver’s will donate a dollar to the National FFA Organization, up to 50,000 views. Please view and then share the video to spread the word! Watch the video now.
 

 
2015 IFAL Scholarship Application
  • February 26, 2015

It is time to apply for KY Farm Bureau IFAL program.

What is IFAL?

IFAL (Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders) is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture. IFAL participants will live in university dormitories, eat in university dining facilities and become acquainted with the college campuses of Murray State University and the University of Kentucky. The conference will include special leadership classes, exciting speakers, team building recreation, fellowship and visits to research farms and agriculture-related industries. 
 

Lyon County IFAL

Lyon County KFB’s own Austin Smith and Caitlyn Travis attended the IFAL program at Murray State University in 2014.  Application are now available online at https://www.kyfb.com/federation/program-links/youth-development/ifal/ or at the Eddyville office.

For the past thirty years, Kentucky Farm Bureau has been investing in our state’s youth through the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) Program. IFAL is a unique five-day summer leadership conference that exposes students to college life and explores different fields of study for careers in agriculture. IFAL allows high school juniors to choose between separate conferences at two of Kentucky’s premier universities. This year’s IFAL conferences will be held June 14-18, 2015, at Murray State University in Murray and June 21-25, 2015, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. 

The IFAL program helps students become more familiar with Farm Bureau, promote agricultural-related career choices, provide leadership development opportunities, and promote each participating university.

 

2015 IFAL Lyon

 

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IFAL Guidelines:

·       Students may state their preference concerning which IFAL session they wish to attend. However, stating a preference does not guarantee selection to a specific conference. No one will be assigned to an IFAL conference they did not initially select without personal contact with, and approval from, the student or a family member.

·       The conference is only for students who are currently high school juniors.

·       Kentucky Farm Bureau and the universities will only accept the 45 most qualified applicants for each IFAL conference, so be selective in whom you nominate. The student must be enrolled in a pre-college curriculum.

·       County Farm Bureaus may nominate up to four students. Applications must be received in the State Office by Friday, April 24, 2015 to be considered.

·       Students should be transported to and from IFAL by a parent, guardian, youth advisor or Farm Bureau representative. If a student drives, his or her car keys must be given to the Farm Bureau representative on-site for safekeeping.

·       If the application is signed by a Farm Bureau official in your county, that is your pledge to pay the student’s registration fee. We will bill each county that participates, so please do not send any money until you receive an invoice from us. The fee is $300.00 per participant.

 

 

For a look at the IFAL brochure, click on the following hyperlink:

https://www.kyfb.com/media/files/fed/farm-bureau-youth/IFAL%20brochure%202015%20FINAL.pdf

So get your application in soon and enjoy the fun this summer!

 
2015 Presidents Conference
  • February 23, 2015

Lyon Co KFB President and Vice President attended the Annual President's Conference in Louisville. Pictured are, left to right, Lyon Co KFB President, John Rudolph; his wife, Sandy Rudolph; Vice President, Mariesa Driver, and KFB's, David Beck.

2015 Presidents Conference

 
2015 Food Check Out Week
  • February 20, 2015

2015 Food Check Out Week

The Lyon Co KFB Board donated food to the local food bank, The Hope Food Bank, in celebration of Food Check Out Week. Photo: from left to right: Melva Slanac and Bobbi Ward, Hope Food Bank volunteers, and Marilyn Terry, Lyon Co KFB Board Women's Co-Chair.

 

 
Blast from the Past
  • January 28, 2015

KFB Brochure

Katrina Kennedy, widow of deceased board member, Robert Kennedy, brought this to our office after cleaning out the safety deposit box. Thanks to Katrina for this chance to see an example of a KFB booklet from the past. Click here for page 1 and here for page 2.

 
West KY Woodlands Workshop
  • January 16, 2015

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting a free class! How to Successfully Grow Blueberries will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30. Please see the brochure for more information.

 
Executive Tour of Western Kentucky
  • January 14, 2015

 

KY Farm Bureau executives visited Hooks-Parish farms at the end of November during the Executive Tour of Western KY. Several executives met with the Lyon Co KFB Board members. Attending the event was also members from the Soybean Association and the Lyon Co FFA.

Mark Haney and Debbie Ellis

KFB President, Mark Haney, speaking with Soybean Association representative and Lyon Co KFB member, Debbie Ellis.

Lyon Co FFA officers

Photographed are members of the Lyon Co FFA officers.
 

Lyon County Executive Tour

KFB executives, joined with Chris Hooks, Philip Parish, Lyon Co KFB board members, and Lyon Co KFB agent, Kim White.

 

Mark Haney speaking with Lyon Co KFB Board President John Rudolph

Photographed is KFB President, Mark Haney, speaking with Lyon Co KFB Board President, John Rudolph.


 

 

 
Ag Commissioner vists Lyon County
  • January 14, 2015

On Dec 22, Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer met with local supporters and area residents in Lyon County. He is planning to be the Republican nomination for next year's gubernatorial elections.

James Comer and Charlie Murphy

Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer, speaking with Lyon Co KFB Board member, Charlie Murphy.

James Comer meets with area residents

 

 

 

James Comer, Agriculture Commissioner, speaking with (left to right) Lyon Co Judge Executive, Wade White; Lyon Co KFB Board Member and local farmer, Chris Hooks; Eddyville City Mayor, Nancy Slaton.

 

 

 
Lyon County Members in the 2014 Annual Meeting Variety Show
  • December 11, 2014

Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau member, Caitlin Travis, participated in the Variety Show at the annual meeting in December. Caitlin is the daughter of Lyon KFB member, Terri Travis, and lives in Kuttawa, KY. She is a senior at Lyon Co High School and plans to attend college after graduation.

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Lyon County Members attend the Annual Meeting in Louisville
  • December 11, 2014

Board members attended the state annual meeting in Louisville. Photo: left to right - Charles Murphy, Vice President; John Rudolph, newly elected President; Sandy Rudolph, Co-Women's Chair; Santa; Terry Duncan, outgoing President; Becky Kinder, SoyBean Association; Glen Kinder, Board member.

2014 State Annual Meeting

 
2014 District 1 Variety Show Winner
  • October 27, 2014

2014 Dist. 1 Variety Show Winner

Congratulations to District 1 Variety Show winner, Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau member, Caitlin Travis.

 
2014 Annual Meeting
  • September 16, 2014

Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau held their annual meeting on Friday, Sept 12, 2014 at the Lyon Co School Cafeteria. The Caldwell-Lyon Cattleman's Association provided the steak dinner. Around 150 Lyon KFB members attended the event. The Outstanding Youth and Variety Contests were conducted after the meal. Several door prizes were given away at the conclusion of the meeting.

Annual Meeting
 

 Lyon County held their annual meeting on Friday, September 12, 2014

2014 Annual Meeting Board Members

Agency Manager, Kim White, presenting board members with a Stonebridge knife.

Outstanding Youth Contest

Outstanding Youth Contest Participants from left to right are Bryant Millikan, Caitlyn Travis, Gabby Gray and Austin Smith.

Outstand Youth Winners

Outstanding Youth male winner Bryant Billikan and Outstanding Youth female winner Caitlyn Travis

Contest

Variety Contest participants from left to right are: Winner, Caitlyn Travis; Second Place, Kate Ward; and Third Place, Savannah Walton

 
Lyon Farm Bureau Recognizes Bobbi Foust
  • August 28, 2014

The Lyon County Farm Bureau hosted a media appreciation event to recognize Bobbi Foust, a local news reporter for the Herald Ledger, for her reporting on farm bureau and ag related articles.

Bobbi Foust

 
Local Discounts for November
  • November 06, 2013

Click here for information on local member benefits for the month of November.


 
Annual Legislative Breakfast
  • October 22, 2013

The Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau held their annual legislative breakfast on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8:00am. Due to the furlough in Washington DC, only one political office was represented. Michael Pape, from Ed Whitfield's office, was able to attend the breakfast. He briefly spoke about the healthcare reform, temporary government shut down, and benefits for veterans.

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Local Member Discounts
  • September 17, 2013


LYON COUNTY FARM BUREAU
LOCAL MEMBER DISCOUNTS



PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS:

AKRIDGE ACE HARDWARE - EDDYVILLE
Oct-Nov-Dec: 5 % Off Ace Royal or Ace Clark Kensington
Paint.

BROADBENT B & B PRODUCTS
November: Free lib Bacon Seasoning Meat or Ham
Hock with $20 Purchase.

FOOD GIANT
October: Free 12 pk drinks with 1 Hunt Brothers Pizza

WILLIAMS VET, CLINIC
October: 5% off all inventory and services.

 


 

 
Lyon County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
  • September 12, 2013

 

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Lyon Co KY Farm Bureau held their annual meeting on Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Lyon Co School cafeteria. Close to 80 members attended the meeting. The dinner was provided by the Caldwell-Lyon Cattlemen's Association. It included steak, baked potato, green beans, rolls, slaw, cherry cobbler, and peach cobbler. Door prizes were given away, which included: 4 memberships; cash; UK birdhouse made and donated by member, Jim Chaney; 2 candles donated by The Soybean Association located in Princeton KY; Cracker Barrel gift certificate donated by Jack Morris Glass in Paducah, and golf balls donated by Safelite Glass.

 

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Outstanding Youth, Female: Kacie Freeman of Eddyville Kacie is the daughter of Jim and Vonda Freeman of Eddyville. She attended the Governor's Scholar program last year and is active in Softball and school clubs. As the female winner of the local KFB Outstanding Youth contest, she will represent Lyon County KFB at the District Outstanding Youth contest held in Calloway County in October.

 

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Young Farmer Family:  Tim and Erin Waters of Kuttawa Tim and Erin Waters were recognized as the Young Farmer Family at the annual meeting, and given a Cracker Barrel gift certificate donated by Jack Morris Glass in Paducah.  Tim is employed by Rogers Group of Hopkinsville, and is a farmer in Lyon Co. 

 

 


 

 
National Ag Literacy Week
  • March 21, 2013

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) joins farming organizations across the country on March 19 to celebrate National Agriculture Day. This date is set aside annually to highlight the many ways America¹s food system improves the quality of life for everyone. Farmers in the United States continue to produce the safest, most abundant and lowest-cost food supply of any nation in the world. Because agriculture also provides components of almost everything people eat, use and wear on a daily basis ­ and is increasingly contributing to consumer demand for alternative fuels and other bio-products ­ organizers of the National Ag Day program believe that every American should: understand how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products acknowledge and consider career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber and renewable resource industries.

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(Left) KFB member, Jordan Stone and (Right) Cody Grove, FFA Treasurer joined in celebration of National Ag Literacy Week by reading agriculture related books to Lyon Co Elementary students. The Lyon Co KFB Board purchased new videos for the Lyon Co FFA.


 
Congressional Tour
  • March 08, 2013

The LEAD program participants attended the KFB Congressional Tour in February.

Pictured is Lyon KFB member, Glen Kinder, at the Capitol, at the American Farm Bureau office in Washington, DC, and studying with fellow participant, Amanda.

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Tree Seedlings Available through Division of Forestry
  • March 05, 2013

Orders are being taken for 2013 spring plantings.

With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time for landowners, businesses, local governments, churches and homeowners to plan their tree-planting activities by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry (KDF).

Nearly 50 tree species including white oak, black walnut, eastern white pine, bald cypress, yellow-poplar, redbud, persimmon, pawpaw, hazelnut are available by calling toll free 1-800-866-0555. Order forms are available online at http://forestry.ky.gov; click on the quick link entitled "Seedling Orders and State Nurseries." Or, click here for the order form.

These bare-root seedlings are available in quantities of 10 or 100 ranging in price from $30 to $48 per bundle and are ideal for local Arbor Day celebrations, wildlife habitat enhancement, timber production, erosion control, windbreaks and numerous other conservation projects.


 

 
Food Check-Out
  • March 05, 2013

Food Check-Out Week is a time when farm bureau members, along with agriculture producers, make a special effort to reach out to food consumers, answering questions about food that is grown, and livestock that is raised. In celebration of this, the Lyon Co KFB board purchased food to give to the local food bank, Hope Food Bank. The office also accepted canned/boxed food donations from the community in an attempt to raise awareness of the cost and availability of food. For more information on Food Check-Out Week, go to American Farm Bureau’s webpage.

The following attached flyers are from the their website:

Tips for Better Nutrition on a Tight Budget (pdf)

Understanding What My Plate Means (pdf)

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Tom and Ruth Ann Buchanan, volunteers from the local food bank, accept food purchased by the Lyon Co KFB Board and donations received in the Eddyville office from the community.

 


 

 
Colllecting Box Tops
  • December 14, 2012

Lyon Co KFB has begun collecting box tops and Campbell’s soup can labels to send to the Red Bird Mission in Eastern KY. The Red Bird Mission has been providing ministries in that region of the Appalachian Mountains. Needs in that isolated, rural area remain critical due to poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountain terrain. The Red Bird Mission tries to assist in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

The Lyon Co KFB also continues to collect food for the local food bank, The Hope Food Bank, and the supplies for the local animal shelter. Supplies needed for the animal shelter are food; old blankets/sheets/towels; monetary donations; etc.

Hours of collection for these items are Monday – Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm.

Thanks to all our KFB members and community for assisting us with our endeavor to assist these 3 organizations.

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Food Check-Out Day
  • March 01, 2012
100_0077 (Custom)     Local grocery store, Food Giant, stuffed grocery bags with Food Checkout cards on Food Checkout day in February. Pictured is Cashier, Donna Honeycutt, handing out the card to customer, Tommy Burnam.


 
Member Benefit
  • September 28, 2010

Lyon County Farm Bureau members get 10% on any service during the month of May at the Lyon County Animal Hospital with Dr. Kyle Davis. Check out this benefit and others by clicking on the flyers below for more information.

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Lyon County
  • May 19, 2010

KFB supports every community through information products and service programs including Women's Leadership Activities, Ag in the Classroom, Commodity Market Information, Scholarships, Certified Roadside Farm Markets and Young Farmers. In addition, we offer a wide range of member benefits. Contact your local office today and learn how to get the most from your farm bureau membership.


 
Sam's Club Benefit
  • May 11, 2010
Lyon Co KFB members who sign up for a new Sam's Club membership or renew an existing membership by June 11, 2010 will receive a $10 Gift Card. Only original certificates for the $10 gift card will be accepted. These forms are located at the Lyon Co KFB office in Eddyville. Take the certificate, and proof of membership to the Lyon Co KFB, to the Sam's Club Service Desk and you will receive a $10 Sam's Club Gift Card, which can be used at Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, or their gas stations. Call 270-388-9718 for inquiries for this promotion. IMG_0783 (Custom)


 
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