The Commodity Division represents the commodity interests of Farm Bureau’s farmer members to further increase the production, promotion, and marketing of agricultural commodities with the goal of increasing net farm income. The Division works with various KFB commodity committees and acts as a liaison with other commodity organizations or groups interested in the state’s agricultural industry.
The 2024 Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Tour location will be announced later this year. This will be a great opportunity for Kentucky Farm Bureau members to tour successful livestock and agricultural operations and to enjoy some fun activities along the way. We expect a high level of member interest in this tour.
There will be a limited number of seats available on the tour. Registration date, tentative agenda, and cost will be released in early 2024.
Farm Vehicle Regulations Booklet
Your single source of information about state and federal laws and regulations governing farm vehicles traveling on the state's roads.
If you are interested in receiving a copy of this booklet, please click the printable pdf below or contact Jeff Harper at Jeff.Harper@kyfb.com or call 502-495-5000 ext. 5104
For many years, Kentucky Farm Bureau has given young farmers the opportunity to gain recognition for their hard work and knowledge about agriculture through participation in our young farmer contests. Back in 2006, we began a recognition program for farmers of all ages called the Farmer of the Year award. This program rewards farmers for their commitment to excellence in the agriculture industry and their efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management, and leadership in civic organizations. The winner of this contest will represent our state in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year contest, the South’s most prestigious agricultural award, later this year.
The Southeastern Farmer of the Year program was started in 1990 by Swisher International (makers of Swisher Sweets cigars) and the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. Since its inception, more than $1,164,000 has been awarded to state and overall winners in this contest. Ten southeastern states currently participate in this regional awards program. Kentucky Farm Bureau administers and promotes this program in our state.
Due the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Southeastern Farmer of the Year program was postponed until 2021. Because of that change, Kentucky Farm Bureau also postponed its 2020 contest. Entries submitted for the 2020 Kentucky Farm Bureau Farmer of the Year contest will now be judged for our 2021 award. We will begin accepting new applications for the 2022 contest on January 1, 2022.
The Farmer of the Year contest is open to all farmers older than 21 years of age. Interested farmers may obtain an application below or from their county Farm Bureau office or Area Program Director. It can also be sent to you via email by sending your request to Joe.Cain@kyfb.com.
There are many innovative and successful farmers in Kentucky and this awards program seeks to recognize them for their outstanding farming operations and leadership in our industry. We appreciate your help in recruiting farmers for this contest. If you have any questions about the Farmer of the Year contest or would like to nominate someone for this award, please do not hesitate to contact Joe Cain, Commodity Division Director at (502) 495-5000.