kfb2 300LOUISVILLE Ky. (4/9/13) – The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the Commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award.

KFB initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership in their county Farm Bureau and other civic organizations. Eligibility and guidelines are included with the application, and can be downloaded at kyfb.com/federation/. All applications must be postmarked by July 1.

Entries will be narrowed down to the top three applicants over the summer, and finalists will be announced in mid-August. Judges will visit the three finalists in mid-September to conduct interviews and see their operations in action. The winner will be announced at the organization’s 2013 state annual meeting in Louisville on December 6.

KFB’s “Farmer of the Year” will receive $1,000 from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and will be presented with a commemorative award during the organization’s annual meeting in December. State finalists will receive $250 from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.

In addition to the statewide recognition and prizes, KFB’s “Farmer of the Year” winner will represent Kentucky in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year contest, the South’s most prestigious agricultural award, in Moultrie, Georgia, October 14-16, 2014. The state winner will also receive $2,500 from Swisher International and a $500 gift certificate from Southern States Cooperative. Kentucky’s winner will compete against nine other state winners for the chance to win a $15,000 award from Swisher International and several other sponsor-based prizes.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Dan Smaldone
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

DCSO Seeking Suspect in Alleged Disturbance Involving Firearms

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (3/31/15) — According to a Daviess County Sheriff's Office report, on March 31, 2015 at 1:09 a.m.,… Read More

Owensboro Parks and Recreation Taking Adult Kickball League Registrations

OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/31/15) — The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registrations for the Co-ed… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 6086

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5548

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5252

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5200

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 4877

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4340

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14215

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11701

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 31, 2015 1954

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1278

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1214

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 802

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 787

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 30, 2015 546

Members from Madisonville Police, Hopkinsville…

by Abbie Darst
March 31, 2015 533

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 358

KSP Charges Henderson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 31, 2015 323

United Way Honors Organizations, Businesses,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 322

DCSO Seeking Suspect in Alleged Disturbance…

by Daviess County Sheriff's Office