Lyon County student attends Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders
Lyon County high school junior Chase Young recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL). Young and 45 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 17-21 at the University of Kentucky.
An identical IFAL conference was also held June 10-14 at Murray State University for an additional 46 students.
IFAL is designed to expose high school students to college life while helping them explore the different fields of study for careers in agriculture. During the week, attendees gained a better understanding of the nature and needs of the agriculture industry, saw how basic and applied science is utilized in agriculture and learned of the political process used to develop agricultural policy.
- "I Have Big Dreams for this Place"
- June 23, 2022
To say Catlin Young wears many hats would be an understatement. This recent Murray State University (MSU) agri-business graduate/first-time farm owner/University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment Weed Science Technician/social media blogger/animal lover is blending these many roles to accomplish her mission of carrying on a family farming tradition.
- Bringing the Farm to the City
- June 23, 2022
When searching for information about or images of Jefferson County, Kentucky on the internet, one will likely see photos of the Louisville skyline or statistics about it being the most populated county in the state.
- Morgan Askins, Miss Rodeo Kentucky 2022
- May 6, 2022
On a colder than normal April afternoon, Morgan Askins is unloading her two quarter horses at the Shelby County Fairgrounds as she prepares to be the flag bearer for the weekend’s Kentuckiana Ranch Horse Association (KRHA) event. She gets her horses settled and prepares for the next day’s activities.