Donation to Kendyl & Friends Playground
Mercer County Farm Bureau donated $3,000 to the Kendyl & Friends Playground. This playground is for special needs children to be able to play just like everyone else. It is named after Kendyl Claycomb who contracted meningitis when she was less than 1 month old. Her mother Crimson wanted her to be able to play just like all other children but the closest special needs playground is in Pikeville KY. Crimson applied for a grant for playground equipment and was awarded over $36,000 in playground equipment, but the stipulation was that she had to have the money for the rest of it which was almost $250,000 by the end of 2016 or the grant would be rescinded and the price would go up for the rest of the equipment. The city of Harrodsburg along with local businesses and people came together and either donated money or had chili suppers, yard sales etc. to raise the rest of the money.
- Leadership Elected for Kentucky Farm Bureau's "Generation Bridge Committee"
- January 20, 2021
Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) has released the names of individuals elected to lead its new initiative, Generation Bridge. Amanda Gajdzik of Shelby County has been elected chair, Tammy White of Union County is vice chair, and Sarah Beth Guffey from Clinton County is secretary of this newly formed committee.
- Kentucky Art Contest Increases Pollinator Awareness
- January 18, 2021
Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky’s youth to participate in the Kentucky Pollinator Stakeholders Art Contest. The contest is designed to educate the public on the benefits of pollinators and encourage behaviors that promote pollinator habitats across Kentucky.
- Kentucky Family Wins Top Honor from American Farm Bureau Federation
- January 13, 2021
Caleb and Leanne Ragland of LaRue County won a top honor during the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) virtual convention today, being named winners of the Young Farmers & Ranchers “Achievement Award.”