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Farm City Week Proclamation
  • November 15, 2013

 November 22-28, 2013 is National Farm-City Week. Click here to view the Shelby County Proclamation.



Shelby County Farm Bureau celebrates National Farm-City Week
  • November 15, 2013

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Shelby student wins national FFA honor
  • November 13, 2013

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As a young girl, Chelsey Schlosnagle started selling eggs to friends, neighbors and church members as a fun way to be involved with the poultry on her parents’ farm.

“Maybe thirty dozen or so,” she said.

Little did she know that, about a decade later, she would have a flock of about 3,300 chickens and deals with area Whole Foods Markets in Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati. That commitment and growth earned Schlosnagle, now a senior at Eastern Kentucky University, an American Star Award in Agribusiness for Chelsey’s Gourmet Pasture Eggs from the Future Farmers of America, which was presented during that group’s national convention earlier this month.

Each year the FFA recognizes four members with American Star Awards for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agricultural education. The award is the most prestigious honor awarded to a student by the FFA. Agribusiness is one of four categories – Farmer, Agricultural Placement and Agriscience – in which Stars are named.



Farm Safety Proclamation
  • September 06, 2013

National Farm Safety & Health Week is September 15-21, 2013. Click here to view the proclamation.



2013 Scholarship Recipients
  • May 10, 2013

Shelby County Farm Bureau Current College Student Scholarship - $1,000
Catherine Leigh Hawkins
3234 Woodlawn Road, Shelbyville
Member: 0000720212
Murray State University – Studying Occupational Safety & Health

Kentucky Farm Bureau Leadership in Ag Scholarship - $3,000
Spencer Thomas Hammond
1869 Southville Pike, Shelbyville
Member: 0000684984
Martha Layne Collins HS

Shelby County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $1,000
Sarah Anne Eades
1361 Fisherville Road, Finchville
Member: 0001059275
Martha Layne Collins HS

Shelby County Farm Bureau Scholarship - $1,000 (earmarked for regular member family)

Ashley Kate McKinney
2627 Beech Creek Road, Mount Eden
Member: 0000683295
Spencer County HS

Shelby County Farm Bureau/Roy V. Catlett Scholarship $1,000

Benjamin Joseph Smith
2620 Bagdad Road, Bagdad
Member: 0002066704
Eminence HS
*Ben has indicated he is attending Eastern KY University majoring in pre-vet/ag economics. He is a resident of Shelby County.


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Showcase
  • March 29, 2013

Again this year, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce set a goal of reaching out to the residents of Shelby County through its annual Chamber Showcase. In an effort to increase excitement for this year¹s event, Shelby County Farm Bureau partnered with the Chamber to offer a unique prize to a special group of potential attendees.

This year all elementary school students were notified that by attending the showcase, they would be entered to win a new Kindle Fire! The response was great and there was a record number of entries. Winners were selected at random and were surprised this week by a quick visit from Chamber Executive Director, Shelley Goodwin, administrative assistant Johnna Maier, and a representative from Shelby County Farm Bureau.

All of the students were appreciative of the gift, and the response from their classmates led us to believe next year will be another record year! Shelby County Farm Bureau was thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with the county Chamber of Commerce to support business, education, and community awareness.

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Chamber Showcase
  • March 19, 2013
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Wow, what a day at Chamber Showcase. It was a grand slam home run for all involved. The Board conducted a successful membership drive, the Agency was able to solicit new insurance members as well as thank existing ones and maybe best of all some less fortunate kids in Shelby county won't go hungry over weekends away from school. The Farm Bureau effort to collect
food for the Backpack program was a huge success and gee it sure makes you feel special to help such a worthy cause. I attached a few pictures from the day. Please feel free to pass and remind folks that Farm Bureau is "Big on Commitment".



We Care Award
  • September 14, 2012
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Josh Hurst, Agent
Abby Cottongim, Agent
Steve Trager, CEO, Republic Bank
Mary Jo Newton, Agent
Pat Hargadon, Agency Manager
John Wills, Board Vice President 

County Member Discounts
  • July 17, 2012

Click here to learn more about great discounts to local businesses being offered to members of Shelby County Farm Bureau.

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