For both Albert Peterson and Charlie Masters, the familiar saying “you can take the boy off the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the boy” proved true. Today, these Kentucky natives help operate their respective farms – Peterson Farms and Masters Acres – with their families, proudly continuing traditions that earlier generations set in motion.Read More
KFB Candid Conversations presents a discussion about the topical issues facing the agricultural industry in a question and answer format with a member of Kentucky’s agricultural community.Read More
From a logistical standpoint, Auburn, Alabama and Kentucky are far apart from each other and different in many ways. But for thousands of students who hail from the Bluegrass State, Auburn, in particularly, Auburn University’s College of Veterinarian Medicine (AU Vet Med), has been a home-away-from home for nearly three generations.Read More
In the world of Kentucky agriculture, it doesn’t get much more traditional than tobacco and horses. The state leads the nation in burley and dark tobacco production while the equine industry ranks number one in horse sales.Read More
John Edwards and Chris Wright grew up together, worked for the same company, and now are co-owners of their own Kentucky Proud meat-processing business.Read More
If the rest of the state felt the ground beneath them suddenly slope toward Lexington recently, there was good reason. A record-breaking number of high school students descended on the University of Kentucky campus for the 46th annual FFA/4-H UK Field Day.Read More
In early 1809, Thomas Lincoln bought a 300-acre farm near Hodgenville, KY at Nolin Creek in Larue County. The property was named Sinking Spring Farm for the “magni cent spring that bubbled from the bottom of a deep cave.” On February 12, 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born.Read More
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an ef cient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda.Read More
Known to his neighbors as “the tree man,” Charlie Williams owns and manages West Wind Farm, just about 15 miles from the geographic center of Kentucky.Read More
Anytime you start a new job, it can be hectic as you learn the ropes. That certainly is true for a public official, who must get to know her or his staff and hit the ground running – the public’s business doesn’t stop to allow a new office holder to get settled in.Read More
In the mid-1970s, the extended Strode family, farming on Ohio River bottomland west of Owensboro, suffered a setback when the great grandfathers of the family passed away in quick succession. One man had two children; the other had one.Read More
Sherwood Acres started as a dream for Jon and Sylvia Bednarski in 2000, when they purchased 35 acres of unimproved land along Harrods Creek in Oldham County.Read More
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles pledged to run an efficient, transparent Kentucky Department of Agriculture that advocates for Kentucky’s agriculture industry as he and other state constitutional officers were sworn into office today in the Capitol Rotunda.Read More
The California Milk Advisory Board is right. Great cheese does come from happy cows.
Kenny Mattingly can attest to that.Read More
Don Halcomb doesn't want to be the proverbial frog in a pot.
He looks across his fields and tries to picture what his Logan County farm will look like in the future.
Beginning with just 20 acres and a small home right after high school, Wesley Poole, and now his wife, Jennifer, have worked diligently over the past 11 years to build their Daviess County farm into its current 625-acre size.Read More
Scott Lowe is a first-generation farmer who took his boyhood fascination with farming and turned it into a reality.Read More
Growing up on his family’s dairy and tobacco farm in Hart County, Brad Hines worked as a diesel technician at Jacobi Sales and ran his own diesel truck and farm equipment repair business after graduating college.Read More
Kathy Wheeler, owner of STAR Farm in Hardyville, Ky., never imagined a trip to her local farmers market would change her life.Read More
Ray Allan Mackey of Meadow View Farms in Elizabethtown, has been a part of the farming industry for more than 30 years. Through diversification, he preserves the family farm for the future.Read More