Marion County Women Attend American Farm Bureau's Communications Boot Camp

 

A group of 14 farm and ranch leaders was honored by the American Farm Bureau Federation as graduates of the organization’s seventh annual Women’s Communications Boot Camp. The agricultural leaders were recognized after completing an intensive three-day course featuring sessions on public speaking, testifying, messaging, working with the media and seeking elected office.

 

Kaye Spalding and Peggy Downs pose for photo with Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles during Women's Communication “Boot Camp” in Bowling Green, KY.
Kaye Peterson and Peggy Downs pose with the group after completing Boot Camp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KFB Spotlight

Danny Cunningham: Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Farmer of the Year
November 19, 2018
Danny Cunningham: Kentucky Farm Bureau's 2018 Farmer of the Year

There is something that can be said about tradition when it comes to farming. Danny Cunningham, the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year knows all about that kind of tradition. He lives about a half a mile from where he was born and raised, in the small Calloway County community of Penny. There he began his farming experience that continues today.

Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year
November 15, 2018
Farm Bureau Survey: Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from last year’s average of $49.12.

“Since 2015, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner has declined steadily and is now at the lowest level since 2010,” said AFBF Chief Economist Dr. John Newton.

Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award
November 7, 2018
Finalists Named for the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Family Award

Three finalists have been named for the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau OYFF honor, in recognition of their achievements as part of the farming community. The finalists are Nicholas and Bethany Hardesty of Meade County, Wesley and Alicia Logsdon of Pulaski County, and Drew and Liz White of Union County. The winner will be announced at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Annual Meeting at the end of November.