County Corner - Kentucky Farm Bureau

County Corner

County Farm Bureaus support every community in the Commonwealth through information, products and service programs including: Women's Leadership Activities, Ag in the Classroom, Commodity Market Information, Scholarships, Certified Roadside Farm Markets and our Young Farmers program.  County Farm Bureaus  have established a reputation as effective advocates for its members.  Check this space often for updates on County Farm Bureau programs and activities happening in our community.

Maggie and Asa Porter Contestants in KFB District 9 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest
Maggie and Asa Porter Contestants in KFB District 9 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest

Maggie and Asa Porter represented Mason County at Kentucky Farm Bureau's District 9 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest.

Mason County Farm Bureau Holds 2023 Annual Meeting
Mason County Farm Bureau Holds 2023 Annual Meeting

During a recent annual meeting, Mason County Farm Bureau recognized its 2023 Outstanding Young Farm Family, Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth, and Legacy Farm award winner.

Mason County Teachers Renee Biddle and Mellanie Sutton Attend KFB Teachers Workshop
Mason County Teachers Renee Biddle and Mellanie Sutton Attend KFB Teachers Workshop

First grade teachers Renee Biddle and Mellanie Sutton attended the KYFB Regional Teacher Workshop held at Spindletop in Lexington.

Maggie Porter and Jacob Berry Winners of Mason County Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest
Maggie Porter and Jacob Berry Winners of Mason County Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest

Mason County held its Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest and awarded first prize to Maggie Porter and Jacob Berry. Sarah Shields and Chancellor Trimble were runners up in the contest

Mason County Farm Bureau Holds 2022 Farm Field Day
Mason County Farm Bureau Holds 2022 Farm Field Day

Approximately 225 local 6th graders attended the Mason County Farm Bureau "Farm Field Day" and learned about topics ranging from horticulture and forage to electrical safety and grain bin rescue.

Mason County Farm Bureau Holds Its 2022 Annual Meeting
Mason County Farm Bureau Holds Its 2022 Annual Meeting

Mason County Farm Bureau recently held its Annual Meeting and picnic. Kentucky Farm Bureau Second Vice President Sharon Furches spoke to attendees. 

Mason County Students Samuel Porter, Annelise Prodent, and Haley Polley Shine in Local Youth Contests
Mason County Students Samuel Porter, Annelise Prodent, and Haley Polley Shine in Local Youth Contests

Mason County Farm Bureau had three youth participate in the District Farm Bureau Outstanding Youth and Variety Contests. 

Jennie Whitehead and Renee Biddle Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Mason County Farm Bureau's Ag Literacy Program
Jennie Whitehead and Renee Biddle Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Mason County Farm Bureau's Ag Literacy Program

Mason County Farm Bureau President Ralph Cooper presented certificates of recognition to local teachers Jennie Whitehead and Renee Biddle for their outstanding contributions to the Mason County Farm Bureau Ag Literacy Program.

State Representative William Lawrence Speaks at Mason County Farm Bureau 2021 Annual Meeting
State Representative William Lawrence Speaks at Mason County Farm Bureau 2021 Annual Meeting
Samuel Porter and Haley Polley Represent Mason County Farm Bureau at the District 9 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest
Samuel Porter and Haley Polley Represent Mason County Farm Bureau at the District 9 Outstanding Farm Bureau Youth Contest

Samuel Porter and Haley Polley represented Mason County Farm Bureau at the District Contest held via ZOOM in October 19.

Mason County Farm Bureau and Woodmen of the World Sponsor Purchase of Life Saving Rescue Equipment
Mason County Farm Bureau and Woodmen of the World Sponsor Purchase of Life Saving Rescue Equipment

Use of a "Turtle Tube" was demonstrated by members of the local fire department during Mason County Farm Bureau's Farm Field Day.

MCFB Women Delivers Care Kits to Women's Crisis Center
MCFB Women Delivers Care Kits to Women's Crisis Center

MCFB Women help those in a crisis situation.

MCFB and FFA Celebrate National Ag Literacy Week at Local School
MCFB and FFA Celebrate National Ag Literacy Week at Local School

To celebrate National Ag Literacy Week, FFA Students read the Ag Book of the Year to students at Mason County Intermediate School. 

Mason County Farm Bureau Hosts Farm Family Night
Mason County Farm Bureau Hosts Farm Family Night

In celebration of Kentucky Farm Bureau's centennial, MCFB hosted Farm Family Night

Mason County Farm Bureau takes its Traveling Book Barn to Tennessee
Mason County Farm Bureau takes its Traveling Book Barn to Tennessee

Mason County Farm Bureau's Traveling Book Barn traveled to Pigeon Forge, TN.

Mason County Farm Bureau hosts Farm Field Day for local youth
Mason County Farm Bureau hosts Farm Field Day for local youth

Local students enjoyed Farm Field day at Cropper's Greenhouse in Mason County.

Mason County Farm Bureau hosts Pride of the Counties exhibit at the 2018 KY State Fair
Mason County Farm Bureau hosts Pride of the Counties exhibit at the 2018 KY State Fair

Members of Mason County Farm Bureau enjoy the Mason County Pride of the Counties booth at the KY State Fair.

Mason County Farm Bureau President Shelby Trimble advocates for agriculture during the 2018 KFB Country Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction
Mason County Farm Bureau  President Shelby Trimble advocates for agriculture during the 2018 KFB Country Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction

Mason County Farm Bureau Board President Shelby Trimble attended the 2018 KFB Cuntry Ham Breakfast and Charity Auction at the KY State Fair.

Mason County Farm Bureau supports 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Program at Germantown Fair
Mason County Farm Bureau supports 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Program at Germantown Fair

Mason County Farm Bureau grills for over 200 Youth Livestock Show participants at the Germantown Fair.

Mason County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships
Mason County students awarded Farm Bureau scholarships

Nine Mason County students received college scholarships from Mason County Farm Bureau. Blaine Pumpelly (Maysville), Chloe Pumpelly (Maysville), Mandie Appleman (Germantown), Sage Kinney (Maysville), Jaclyn Poe (Maysville), Bryce Johnson (Maysville), Christian Kalb (Maysville), Kaleigh Zeigler (Maysville), and Elizabeth Moss (Maysville) each received a $1,000 scholarship.

 

KFB Spotlight

Presidents Column | Our Advocacy Efforts Serve as the Strongest Tool
February 16, 2024
Presidents Column | Our Advocacy Efforts Serve as the Strongest Tool

As we move forward into 2024, a lot is going on from an advocacy standpoint. A new General Assembly session is in full swing, and we have just finished adopting policies and priorities at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention.

The Tradition Lives On | Legacy Farms are Adding to the Agriculture History of Kentucky
February 16, 2024
The Tradition Lives On | Legacy Farms are Adding to the Agriculture History of Kentucky

The Scott family has been a part of that agricultural heritage from the county’s very beginnings. Moses Scott is credited with being the first of this farm family legacy that now encompasses 10 generations dating back to the late 18th century.

Down the Backroads | I'm a Better Person for Having Known John Scott
February 16, 2024
Down the Backroads | I'm a Better Person for Having Known John Scott

One of the most gratifying things about my job has been all the great people I get to meet and the lasting impressions most of them leave with me. To say the farm families across this state are the "salt of the earth" is quite an understatement.